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HAYFEVER?
Oct 31st, 2018 at 1:26pm
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Gday Kiwis!
i have a quick question in regards to Hayfever allergy in NZ.............
how many of You have "Hay Fever"
and how bad is NZ for hayfever allergy on average?

i get it quite a bit this time of year in Australia, generally as the silage is being cut or when the winds are up moving pollens around.

now i have plans to visit North island shortly an thought this place a good place to Ask about the hayfever!?

looking forward to some replys  and also a rough price on hayfever medicines like nasal sprays an once a day tablets?

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Reply #1 - Nov 1st, 2018 at 1:59pm
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Once a day tablets are about $15 packet of 5? but there is a few $$ difference depending on brand.

Hayfever is pretty prevalent everywhere.



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Don't know about the distant north island but Canterbury is a massive farming and cropping province with huge amounts of silage being cut.  I am lucky enough to not get hayfever but my wife and kid does.

A beekeeping friend gave us a jar of pollen with instructions for the wife and kid to take some regularly so that they desensitize themselves to it.  I occasionally take a teaspoon of honey dipped in the pollen.  Given that I don't currently have hayfever so it's hard to tell if it works...

There isn't much pollen in our native bush so you are probably safe there.
  

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I get pretty severe hayfever from about now though to end of January. I have slowly over the years tried to reduce the amount of medication I take to try and make my body adapt to the conditions. Most years when it gets bad I go to doctor and get 3months worth of tablets  ( citirizine hydrocloride), nasal spray like flixonase and sometimes eye drops too. Over the counter the tablets are about a dollar per day and nasal spray is about $20 per bottle. ( Lasts about a month)
I am mainly allergic to grass seed but pollen effects me too. Years ago I got too close to a full flowering privet bush and the result was less than pleasant.
  

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Reply #4 - Nov 2nd, 2018 at 12:58am
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Hey Rumpy thanks for the reply man, similiar situation to myself, try not to medicate unless its intolerable or too consistant Smiley

looks like il be in the 'burbs for a while an through the hayfever season or i might make that the plan anyway!

seems the dollaring isnt too bad compared to here anyway, alot o things same same-ish

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Rumpy wrote on Nov 1st, 2018 at 8:02pm:
I get pretty severe hayfever from about now though to end of January. I have slowly over the years tried to reduce the amount of medication I take to try and make my body adapt to the conditions. Most years when it gets bad I go to doctor and get 3months worth of tablets  ( citirizine hydrocloride), nasal spray like flixonase and sometimes eye drops too. Over the counter the tablets are about a dollar per day and nasal spray is about $20 per bottle. ( Lasts about a month)
I am mainly allergic to grass seed but pollen effects me too. Years ago I got too close to a full flowering privet bush and the result was less than pleasant.

  
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Embarrassed  I get it quite bad at times especially hunting and fishing near long grass by rivers and clearings.  Medication dosent stop it but dose relieve the symptoms a bit,  at times I cant drive or work it gets that bad.  have been told theres a jab I can get to help but havent looked into it yet,  pretty cruel thing really and especially sux for kids.

Spent 3yrs in WA and was the best place for hayfever I would only get it for 2 or 3 weeks a year when the ryegrass was flowering apart from that it was too hot and dry for anything else to bother me
  
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