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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there folks, well Winter is approaching soon, so I'd thought to make some
suggestions...
1. get your flu shot, it can be of help!
2. replace all your home air filters and stock up...
3. Clean all air vents...
4. get a dehumidifer or a humdifier which ever applies...
5. Do not make your home 100% air tight as this can be bad...
6. get some saline nasal "spray" as it does help!
or use a netty pot if you can tolerate it...
7. Set clock's correctly on November 2, we gain a hour folks!
If you got any other suggestion's please list them, Thanks!
Lots of well wishes and soft Hugz.........
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Very good tips Char - thank you!
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Aurora60
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
All great ideas, Chartreux.  I have one more to add.  I just bought an air purifier.  It has a hepa filter and pulls all the bad pollutants, particles, dander etc. out of the air.  Just got it so can't tell yet just how well it works but it is supposed to really clean the air.  I have it in my bedroom as that is where I need it most.  Filter has to be changed every 6 mos. but it is worth it if it makes my breathing easier! Also, it's a good idea to have your furnace checked for proper usage thru the winter and like you said, don't forget to change your furnace filters every month.  The 3 month filters I have been told really don't last 3 months so you are spending a lot of money and not getting full use.  I just buy the filters you have to change every month and that works great.  Lets hope we all can breathe easier once the hard freeze comes.
 
Aurora

supercalifragilistic
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/2/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, I'm new here...

I'd say your tip #6 really rocks!  "get some saline nasal 'spray' as it does help!"

Our daughter is a living testimony of the power of salt therapy. She had acute allergic rhinitis and Flonase never helped for long. As soon as we started spraying her up with the saline solution regularly, and I mean preventatively and regularly, she became another person altogether! No more drip... the flooding became a beautiful desert with budding roses. Salt therapy via her salt pipe also cured her halitosis of all things so I'd add the salt pipe to that list as well (not only for asthma and other respiratory ailments).

Nice to be here on this very informative, active and helpful board.  cool


Aurora60
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   Posted 11/3/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Super, I am interested in what you said about saline nasal spray.  It is a nasal spray like other sprays,just not a med one?  I have been put on Nasonex and although it works OK it isn't the greatest.  I guess I have allergic rhinitis as my nose is always congested.  I got hooked on using Afrin for years but I know that is no good and it does have the rebound effect.  So if you could let me know more about the saline spray I would appreciate it.  Is it one of those that you put in one nostril and it comes out the other side?  Those sound kind of icky to me but I guess I need to do what I can to get off the Afrin.  Hope you will reply.  Thanks for your help.

Aurora


supercalifragilistic
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   Posted 11/4/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Aurora!

I would be more than happy to reply to your inquiry... ANY of the nose sprays that are steroid based have a rebound effect and that is why we pulled our daughter off of them, besides the fact that after only a few hours the drip would return, faster and more ferocious than before. This vicious cycle then led to nowhere b/c after a few uses per day, your hands are tied and they cannot and should not be used anymore, even when the problem returns. In other words, they can only be used so much before you're in danger of overdosing them into the nasal passage and that is not a viable answer to allergic rhinitis, a problem that is persistant and annoying!

We couldn't imagine using a Neti Pot on a child, she would not tolerate it so we opted for the all natural sea salt nasal spray which works just as well, if not better. You can find them at any drug store or health store but difficult to find any there without additives of some sort which is still a better option than the drugs. If you buy one and it doesn't seem to be working, just add a little more non-iodized sea salt to it as they tend to be a little weak when store bought.

Hope this helps! wink


Aurora60
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   Posted 11/4/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, Super.  I will try to find a saline nasal spray and will let you know if I get results.thanks for your help.

Aurora

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