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    Allergies

    Every spring when everything starts to bloom, my allergies kick off. Problem is, they stick around and become an infection. I'm doing pretty well right now...so I was wondering if there was anything you had found helpful to help keep your allergies down?

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    Allergies

    Every spring when everything starts to bloom, my allergies kick off. Problem is, they stick around and become an infection. I'm doing pretty well right now...so I was wondering if there was anything you had found helpful to help keep your allergies down?

  3. #3

    Allergies

    Hi,
    I have many different allergies but no cf (my daughter has cf), but I can think of a few things that might be helpful.
    One thing I have found helpful is probiotics. Another is that if I can minimise my exposure to allergens in general, any reaction I do have is lessened. It's like one allergen exposure can trigger the immune system to be on 'hyper-alert' and consecutive reactions are worse. For example: I get terrible hayfever (grass pollen allergy), but if I cut down on the grass grains in my diet (wheat, barley, rye) my whole system calms down dramatically. I also find dairy consumption to affect my condition, with cream and icecream in particular causing wheezing. I have a theory that this might be because cows eat an entirely grass and grain based diet, but have no idea if that's what it is!
    Apart from those preventative measures, I guess the usual anti-histamines could be helpful for you.
    Oh and one more thought- could it be possible to take a trip to a different environment for the weeks of the year that your triggers are in season? I find being by the sea very helpful.

  4. #4

    Allergies

    Hi,
    I have many different allergies but no cf (my daughter has cf), but I can think of a few things that might be helpful.
    One thing I have found helpful is probiotics. Another is that if I can minimise my exposure to allergens in general, any reaction I do have is lessened. It's like one allergen exposure can trigger the immune system to be on 'hyper-alert' and consecutive reactions are worse. For example: I get terrible hayfever (grass pollen allergy), but if I cut down on the grass grains in my diet (wheat, barley, rye) my whole system calms down dramatically. I also find dairy consumption to affect my condition, with cream and icecream in particular causing wheezing. I have a theory that this might be because cows eat an entirely grass and grain based diet, but have no idea if that's what it is!
    Apart from those preventative measures, I guess the usual anti-histamines could be helpful for you.
    Oh and one more thought- could it be possible to take a trip to a different environment for the weeks of the year that your triggers are in season? I find being by the sea very helpful.

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