I have Sjogren's and am suffering with hay fever. I am typically able to
manage symptoms with a combination of vitamins directed at allergies, etc. But
this year is particularly bad. It's hay fever and will be done in a few weeks.
In the meantime, is there an over the counter allergy medicine that is not
drying? My nasal passages, throat and eyes are effected.
There are NO non-drying "allergy" medications. Sometimes Zyrtec (OTC) may be tolerable. Saline nasal rinses can be imensley helpful. Nasal steroid sprays like Flonase used sparingly often work, and even Prednisone 1-5mg prn (as needed) can help you get through the worst. Singulair, which blocks leukotrines, and is approved for Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis, may also be an option. For those who can tolerate some extra water, swimming/steaming/longer showers-can help decrease the amount of "allergen" that is sitting on the membranes (is triggering the allergic immune system).