Allegra and nose sores

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Red_34
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   Posted 10/14/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken Allegra off and on for a long time but lately it seems that when I take it I get nose sores which clear up after I stop Allegra.  So then when my allergies get bad again, I start taking the Allegra and the nose sores come back.  Has anyone else ever experienced nose sores while taking Allegra or any other allergy med?
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Another Day
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   Posted 10/14/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I take Zyrtec D every day and from time to time get the nose sores.  My allergist recommended Ayr which is an OTC.  It works like a charm.

Good luck!

Carla

 


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Red_34
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   Posted 10/14/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carla :) What is Ayr and what is it used for? Whats really strange is that I can understand a D(decogestant) causing the nose sores because it can dry you out too much but this Allegra I'm taking is not Allegra D - just plain Allegra (I'm sensitive to the ingredients of D's). So I can't figure out why I'm getting the sores but obviously it's from the Allegra. My doc prescribed me Zyrtec, I went to go fill it at the pharmacy and my insurance won't cover it because according to their stipulations is that I have to try Clariten, Allegra and Sudafed before they will cover Zyrtec. Which I explained to the pharmacist that I have tried all 3 and 2 out of the 3 I'm too sensitive to the ingredients and the 3rd does nothing really (Allegra). So then the doc would have to call in to the insurance company and give a clearance before it will be covered. This is fairly recent so I'm still working on that but boy is that frustrating! lol
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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Ayr is a saline nasal gel. It eases nasal dryness & crustiness associated with allergies and colds.
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Another Day
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   Posted 10/16/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Razzle, Do you use Ayr also?  I don't get the nose sores very often, but I know that's the worst place to have a sore.  Ayr works great for me. 
 
Sherry, I really think it is worth you giving it a try.
 
Take care all!
 
Carla

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Another Day
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   Posted 10/16/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry,
 
You need to get your doctor to write a letter to your insurance company telling them that you have tried all three of the medications and the problems you have with them.  That's what it's going to take for them to cover Zrytec for you.  That should take care of it.  If you do take Zyrtec, take it at bedtime.  I think in the beginning you may find that it might make you sleepy, but not groggy the next morning at all and it is usually just in the beginning.  I think it is a good allergy drug.
 
Good luck!
 
Carla

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Razzle
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   Posted 10/17/2007 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Carla,

I'd actually never heard of Ayr until reading your post here, but I looked it up because I was curious. I get terrible nose sores every time I try to reduce my nasal steroid inhaler dose, and the Ayr may be helpful for getting the nose sores to heal. Thanks!

Take care,

-Razzle
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Meds:  Pulmicort, Claritin, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.

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