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Allergies board


Richard - sorry to hear that you're struggling so much. What other medications are you taking for your allergies? You should definitely be on an antihistamine every day. Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are both available in the U.S. without a prescription - if you can get them in the U.K. I'd recommend taking one every day. For the congestion, you can take pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) - you probably don't need it all the time but can take it when you start to get congested.

The other thing that really helps is saline irrigation using a neti pot or SinusRinse bottle - it can help relieve the allergy symptoms and can help clear away some of the mucus as well.