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sketchGOLD Member
Empirically random...
431 posts
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Well its that time again, the point i hit every year, where ive been looking forward to summer for months, and as if by magic the Hayfever demon appears, sticks his fingers up my nose and pokes a stick in my eye.....

and man does it p*** me off. I spend the whole summer battling against rubbing my eyes, and hugging a box of kleenex (quit laughing at the back) for moral support.
And i cant find any drugs that work..... at all, clarityn my arse...

Its such a lame allergy, but its so easy to forget just how controlling it can be, and how it can reduce you to a dribbling mess in a matter of minutes.

Im sure there are others here that know what i mean, and i need help! can anyone suggest anything that helps???? ive tried most of the tablets/eyedrops and i know about the spoon full of honey thing but it doesnt do much...

someone come and cut off my nose......


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newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia

Three cheers for Dr Nose!

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

 Written by :newgabe

 Written by biggrinoc Lightning

sunblock doesn't protect against skin cancer...zinc oxide

Hey is that the good old fashioned Zinc Cream that surfers used to always have smeared over their noses? And now cricketers apparently...

It was, but that had a higher concentration than 7.5%. The lower concentration is apparently as effective, but can be rubbed in so that it isn't that awful color.

Most of the chemicals used as sunblocks have what are called polycyclic aromatic rings. These are often considered as potential mutagens (mutation-causers) because anything with that chemical structure has a very flat shape, meaning that it can intercalate between the base pairs in a DNA molecule.

To date, these chemicals have been pretty extensively tested and any carcinogenic properties are pretty subtle, or they wouldn't be permitted in sunscreens.


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hamamelisBRONZE Member
756 posts
Location: Bouncing off the walls., England (UK)

Most of the Aussie ones are broad spectrum- I brought quite a bit back with me after noticing they're so much better than our rubbish English ones, . Mind you, ours only have to combat out rubbish English sun..

I know this is a bit off topic, but does anyone know any good eczema treatments? I'm sure it can't be anything to do with pollen, but mine's flaring up something awful right now.. I think I'm allergic to England, I had almost none (for me) all last year, in Aus or while I was in NZ.

All my doctor seems to be able to suggest is this steriod cream, which gets rid of it for a little while, but thins the skin so when it does come back, it's worse.


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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
Pasta of Muppets
2,722 posts
Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom

I just hate summer.

SAD in reverse frown


114 posts
Location: Oxford

Ohhhhhh well.... i have to apologice for my over excited message the other day. It looks that you guys are really suffering this good weather... Well is not going to last long I suppose. I got burnt (as a punish, i suppose) on Saturday juggling in the park. Lots of cream and water and i remember this threat... I might dislike the summer a little bit!!!

I had to beat him to death with his own shoes... but that's another story all together.

BurdaASILVER Member
377 posts
Location: At the quiet limit, United Kingdom

 Written by :hamamelis

does anyone know any good eczema treatments?

I used to have real bad eczema and got rid of it (except for a tiny knee-patch) using acupuncture. And the remedy my acupuncturist gave me for regular application...olive oil. Worked a treat smile

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hamamelisBRONZE Member
756 posts
Location: Bouncing off the walls., England (UK)

Olive oil just makes me shiny.. I've tried it. shrug

I'm actually getting it on my scalp right now too- and as I've got waistlength hair even putting moisturiser on's a virtual impossibilty..


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BirgitBRONZE Member
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4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Are they nanoparticle-creams, Doc? biggrin

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59 posts
Location: Connecticut

my friend had such bad eczema that they wanted to give her chemotherapy =\
she couldnt go to work for weeks because she couldnt put clothes on her body
she started a very small amount of drug therapy and it cleared up very quickly, along with her obnoxious allergy and sinus symptoms.
not that i advocate this to anyone! it seems like she's having eczema again lately but i'm not sure what she's doing to treat it.

as for fair skin....i start out almost ghostly white, but by the end of the summer i can pass for latina xD dunno why, with my fair skinned uk and scandanavian background

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Bek66Future Mrs Pogo
4,728 posts
Location: The wrong place

Posted: help with both the allergies and with eczema, you should greatly limit your intake of sugars, starch and dairy foods...they turn to yeast in the body which contributes to the fungus that creates the stuffiness and the skin break-outs...

I'm no expert, but I've had years of having to deal with sensitive skin and allergies...hydrocortisone creams will help, but they're not to be used for extended periods of time...cuz yes, they will thin the skin...if your allergies or skin conditions are particularly bad, you can go to a doc and ask about cortisone injections...but they're also a thing you want to use sparingly...not really good for the body...

I noticed, too, that my skin was 100% better while I was in's always been very dry, but while I was there, it was like I had all new skin...I loved it...and now that I'm back in the states, it's right back to the dry, itchy skin, again...*pout*

I want to go, now would be good...!!!

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MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom

The only problem with summer is it's too damn HOT!

Cold is great, extra jumpers spin some fire. but no matter how much ya strip you can't peel your skin off.

Anyone for synchronised fire swimming biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)

I'm loving summer again now, and in England it rarely gets toooooo hot. Its been just perfect the last week or so smile

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Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

I just want to let everyone know that today, the high is 106 degrees F.

By Thursday, the high is supposed to be 76F.

Me thinks the Earth is sick.


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jemima (jem)SILVER Member
1,750 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom

It's definatly that time of year again, I want to scratch my eyes out...or maybe just pop them out and something ...gaaah

Hugs to all that suffer it's evil ways!

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