Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I used to dread spring. It used to be that spring=allergies. It hasn't been the case ever since we moved to Arizona. I don't get it. I mean, it's certainly warmer here, but I moved from desert to desert. Still, I'm not complaining. I adore the weather here. I haven't had the slightest case of allergies here at all.
It's been the opposite for poor Rodrigo. The day he moved here, he started sneezing. At first we thought it was something in the rental house. Nothing's changed now that we've moved though. He's tried everything . . . . decongestants, nasal sprays (prescription and OTC), allergy pills (prescription and OTC), and even one of those little pots that you use to poor warm water into your nose. Everything has helped a bit, but it keeps coming back. This week he's been battling a nasty sinus infection. I feel so bad for him not being able to help him. He's now on antibiotics so hopefully it'll go away soon.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what else we could do? I mean, I dust regularly and we change the air filters all the time. Plus, it's not like his allergies are limited to the house. He has them everywhere. I read an article that says there's a theory that sinus infections are really reactions to ice cream. Hmm . . .

feeling: bad for Rodrigo
listening to: Vampire Weekend (A-Punk)


Jesser said...

Ooh... that stinks. Well I have allergies like MAD and I have always gotten relief through the methods mentioned. I suppose there's always allergy shots. I know it's kind of a pain in the butt, but a guy I work with had his allergies CURED after his round of shots. There's also some homeopathic stuff that you can get at Whole Foods or whatever ... and if he can handle it (and hasn't tried it), Benedryl usually does good for me, but it totally wipes me OUT. You might also try more/different meds ... for a while Claratin had NO effect on me and all I could use was Zyrtec. The one they use for Asthma patients is supposed to be good as well .. singulair I think? Poor guy ... hope he finds something soon.

Anonymous said...

I have asthma cause of my allergy to cats. I take Singulair, but it only works if I am not around any cats. At home I would wheeze every now and then. The cold weather made it hard to breathe. My last trimester though and the purchase of our new Eureka Boss Vacuum my asthma is a lot better.

I wish I knew of some magic cure for Rodrigo. Find out about Singulair though. It could work? Good luck!