Skip to main content

My Husband's Winter Allergies



Hey neighbors!

Do any of you or a member of your family experience those pesky seasonal allergies?  I used to get hit spring and fall, but not as bad anymore.  My husband on the other hand has been hit real bad this fall and winter.  He has had the worst congestion and cough ever!  I am telling you, the cough from his sinuses dripping in his throat is horrible.  And yes, he has been seen and checked out and it is allergies.

It started out with what he complained of as post nasal drip.  Somehow he said as soon as he can feel it in his throat he starts coughing.It keeps him at wake at night, often it wakes me.  Our daughters say they can hear him in their bedrooms when he is in the kitchen in the morning.  So, first stop the local clinic, which told him it was probably a sinus infection.  They gave him antibiotics for the infection, another medication to help reduce swelling in the nasal cavities and a  Anyway, after he completed that series of medications, which did absolutely nothing, they decided he needed a chest x-ray, even though they were very positive that it was not in his chest.  After the chest x-ray they put him on an antihistamine, which toned it down some, but it still continued.


Now, before we go any farther I will say here, that I have my own theories.  When I found out that I was diabetic I cut out all sugar, white flour, soda, etc.  My allergies ceased.  Not only that, but when I do get sick, it usually ends quickly.  Colds and flus that last for weeks with others, seem to run their course in 3-5 days now for me.  I also use essential oils in a diffuser.  I mainly use lavender and eucalyptus if I am in any way having sinus problems.  My husband also has a fan on the stand next to his side of the bed that he likes to have blowing in his face continually.  I can't stand it, and will often place a pillow on end between us to stop the air from hitting me.  He consumed large amounts of soda.  Diet, but soda nonetheless.  And last of all, we had some mold growing because of some leaks we had in the roof.

So, the leaks are taken care of, but when I brought it up to them at the clinic, they were sure that the mold caused by the leaks was not the problem.  We of course have taken care of the mold now.  They were positive that the allergy medication they had him on would take care of it all.  It did not. So, we switched to a nurse practitioner at another clinic.  She has him on an allergy medication, but told him to stop soda, drink more water and to use a saline type solution in his nose to help clear out whatever was causing his reaction.  He has also turned the fan away from his face.  We were getting concerned, that he might have to go to a specialist like, Summit Shah.


He now coughs a lot less.  The sinuses do not bother him as much.  He is still taking the allergy medication, and it seems to be helping control the problem.  Hopefully, come spring, it will all go away!

If any of you have some remedies you have tried, please leave a comment.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

What To Do About Those Fuzzy Uninvited Guests In The Home

When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
 Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy