Kookla wrote:Hi P &B I’m sorry to hear that you are suffering. Could you phone your local GP, to ask his/ her advice? Our GP is very knowledgeable on such things and sympathetic. My husband suffers terribly with allergies. As you say, the last few weeks have been unbearable for him. We buy for him a ‘natural’ nasal spray ( Power Health Free Nose or Otrivin) and he also takes Bilaz, bilastine 20mg and / or Modulair 10 mg I think the first is meant to be taken for only 30 days and the second meant to be primarily for children.
We live in an olive grove and are surrounded mostly by orange trees. The orange scent is beautiful, but really thick just now. He tries to steam free his nose in a hot shower, this used to work for him; but not of late, he says it is like his nose being ‘stuffed full of concrete’.Obviously he is not sleeping at all well either.Having said that, he is on the land and in the garden all day, so that can’t help much!
As to pollen forecasts, I’d be thrilled if you find a reliable one. Good luck!
It might also help to see an ENT specialist? Having a blocked nose can be caused by other things such as collapsed turbinates. I'm not saying he doesn't have allergies, but his suffering might be made worse by also having something like that. Sorry, if you already know about that.