Discussions that mention albuterol

Allergies board

It's pretty much up to you to decide which you could live with. If you get the injections, the ultimate goal is to be able to be exposed to the allergen and have little or no reaction. FOr example, I am allergic to ragweed (My #1 worst allergy and I live in the ragweed capital of the country!). Therefore, I should not take echinachea (sp) for colds as it is a member of the ragweed family. However, since I have almost finished the 5 year injection program, theoretically it should not bother me. And my #2 allergy is cats and I have a cat. So the question you have to answer is which is more troublesome - avoiding the allergen or going thru the injection program?

Personally, this is my third time in my life on the injections and I would do it again. I don't plan to live my life in a bubble or have others make accomodations for me that they don't make for everyone else. I am 59 and have dealt with my allergies since I was 12 years old. The only thing I try to avoid is cigar/cigarette smoke because I have asthma also and it smells nasty besides! Grasses are my 4th worst allergy and I mow my own lawn. I just take my Zyrtec, a hit off the albuterol and then crank the mower.

Good luck!