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nichnich Posts: 888
edited April 2011 in Commuting chat
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Argh, I'm sure I had this problem last summer.

As soon as there's lots of sun and heat, my eyes get sore and puffy, and I get a bit of a headache.

Anyone else suffering? I'm thinking this is some kind of allergy or maybe a smog related thing :)

Any good medication I can get from the local pharmacy? :D

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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Zirtec are recommended, ot you can buy Wilkinson's own brand which are exactly the same but a fraction of the price.

    I don't have hayfever, but a mate of mine is generally only free of it from November, December and January.
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    +1 own brand stuff

    i buy "Loratadine" tablets from my chemist they are only about £3 for 30

    Zirtek are £3 for 7

    both tablets above contain the same amount of antihistamine...

    im allergic to cats, so obviously we have 2 kittens which im very very much allergic too
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  • tobermorytobermory Posts: 138
    this time of year it's tree pollen thats he problem the damned grass pollen comes in June i don't take anything now just put up with it as most potions do not seem to work or stop after a few days,
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  • jds_1981jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
    I blame it on these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_%C3%97_acerifolia , you can see the 'hairs' floating in the air and drifting into heaps at this time of year. Awful trees.
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Yep, the plane trees have definitely started shedding pollen by the bucket-load over the last few days. :cry:
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,030
    jds_1981 wrote:
    I blame it on these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_%C3%97_acerifolia , you can see the 'hairs' floating in the air and drifting into heaps at this time of year. Awful trees.

    Although they can cope with the generally crappy London air a lot better than most trees and absorb a lot of the petroleum based air pollution. That said, I have been coughing like a 40-a-day man since I got to London after Easter.
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    jds_1981 wrote:
    I blame it on these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_%C3%97_acerifolia , you can see the 'hairs' floating in the air and drifting into heaps at this time of year. Awful trees.

    Ahhh so thats what they're called...
    The tree is fairly wind-resistant. However, it has a number of problems in urban use, most notably the short, stiff hairs shed by the young leaves and the dispersing seeds; these are an irritant if breathed in, and can exacerbate breathing difficulties for people with asthma.

    Awful trees indeed!
  • Stone GliderStone Glider Posts: 1,227
    For me the tree of perdition is the Chestnut, which is in full bloom now :( Luckily that is the only one so when it is done I get my breath back. My medication of choice is to go to a Greek Island for a fortnight but finances rule that out these days. I get by with eye drops and Beconaze (on prescription). I prefer the earlier plan.

    Hay fever always sounds, to me, a lightweight, jokey sort of ilness.when in fact it can be a killer. Good luck to all, keep taking the medicine / praying for rain.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,030
    Yep, actually looking forward to it properly pi$$ing down on Friday and cleaning all the censored out of the air.
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  • nichnich Posts: 888
    I'll have a butchers at the suggestions.

    Funnily enough, the problem went away as soon as I got on my bike, and I'm now cured. Horay for bikes! :)
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    The Mall is already covered in plane tree pollen.

    king evil stuff.
  • tobermorytobermory Posts: 138
    the pollen i can cope with it's the astma that's the problem this time of year so it's plenty of steroids to keep it at bay :?
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