Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Surly LHT set up for commuting
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I have pretty bad pollen allergies and use the following:
- Zyrtec (generic). It takes a couple of days to build the drug up in your system (i.e. no instant relief)
- Benadryl. Two of these for relief in 5-10 minutes. It will also knock you out.
- Pataday eye drops (antihistamine)
- Fluticazone & Astellin nasal sprays. One is an anti-inflammatory, the other an antihistamine.
You doctor or allergist can prescribe any of these meds. Additionally, changing clothes and getting a quick rinse-off helps.