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My alternative to antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays is just to get plenty of water and sleep. And water myself a lot, I do, very religiously. Sleep helps a lot since I am relaxed and you don't sneeze when you sleep (at least you have to wake up first hehe). The moment I wake up though, I'd be sure to give a minimum of 5 big sneezes (with gusto!). Sometimes, it feels like my nose would pop out from my face, but it's actually such a relief with that automatic body reflex to flush out allergens. It's a good thing also that I have my own office cubicle so I can sneeze all I want and nobody has to run away from my direct assault.
I've been reading this info on Medications to Avoid with High Blood Pressure. I didn't realize that a harmless looking eye drop medicine could also pose some risk for me. Well, at least now, I know.
So far, with colds and some eye irritations, I get by with splashing my face with cold water. That actually feels good and I guess safer in the long run. As much as I can do the natural cures and let the body's defenses (immune system) kick in, I think I'll stick to that.
Achooo! (excuse me).