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!
shine on wrote:In the uk I suffered terrible allergies from rapeseed,..
shine on wrote:In the uk I suffered terrible allergies from rapeseed, in Crete, it’s the flowers on the olive trees, and there’s millions here, although currently many olive groves are now sadly being pulled up and replaced by avocados, it’s where the money is I guess...at the moment.
I tried ‘quercetin’ last year with surprisingly good results.
Kilkis wrote:Quite a lot of citrous groves around me have been turned over to avocados. No money in citrous fruit at all. There is some picking but many groves just let the oranges fall on the floor and rot.
Must say I haven't noticed avocado replacing olives. Some year ago Stelios, the then Mayor of Argiroupolis (aka Lappa) convinced some of the locals to plant avocado, but the word is that Israel got in just ahead and 'collared the market'. Don't know if it's the same situation now but apart from Stelios' own shop in Argiroupolis I haven't seen much in the way of avocado products from Crete on sale. Bob.
ros21m wrote:Almost all the Avocados on sale in the Heraklion area have signs saying they're from Chania, Crete. I haven't seen any on sale from Israel. I actually prefer the ones that aren't from Crete, I find them rock hard, and they tend not to ripen very well.
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