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Do your allergies clear up when you are out at sea?

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by GloBug, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    For the first time in years, I'm having to deal with allergies. My last one was way before I started cruising, so I'm wondering if being out at sea helps?
  2. Cruzman

    Cruzman Well-Known Member

    Historically, I have much difficulty with seasonal allergies and I have found that I get some relief while at sea.
    I must say however, that symptoms do not totally abate; dunno why cuz there ain't no pollen (the primary source of my allergies) at sea. I suppose that 3000 passengers boarding each week bring a lot of allergens on board with themselves.
  3. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Well, until this last cruise I would have said yes...but, come to find out I was sleeping on feather pillows. I was a mess by Thurs of the first week and had to visit the doctor for a shot, antibiotics, inhaler and allergy meds. Our room stewardess changed our pillows out that day to foam ones.

    But, normally, my allergies are better, non-existent, while at the seashore or at sea.
  4. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    :doubleup:.........99% of the time Marks' disappear too.

    .....mine not so much..the flowers, pollen etc on the islands when we are in The Caribbean..can play havoc with mine..but the At Sea Days- I'm golden!!!!!!!!!
  5. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    When we sailed to Hawaii I stopped taking my meds in the middle of the Pacific only to have them reappear with avengance!

  6. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    Logic would dictate that allegories should clear up while out at sea. However, in my case they do not (so maybe I'm not logical).
  7. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Clear up to my nose..
  8. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    So it's a hit or miss, it seems. And since I, and my doctors, don't know what I'm allergic to, I'll just pack my spray and hope for the best.
  9. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Help me out here....how do antibiotics help clear allergies??? Corky, did you have a sinus infection???
  10. George C

    George C Well-Known Member

    yep , another benefit of taking a cruise
  11. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    Maybe you are allergic to salt water. Is there any salt water around where you live?
  12. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    It does for me!
  13. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Have you tried anti Gordon spray, should be able to pick some up at your local Walmart................
  14. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    I swear that's how I read it lol.
  15. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Tried that. Bought a case. Didn't work. Took it back.
  16. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Fortunately neither of us suffer from allergies.

    I do feel sorry for those that do suffer.
  17. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Beryl - he said I had two ear infections and an upper respiratory infection. He also tested me for strep because my throat was extremely red, but the test came back negative. All I know is that during the day, when I was out of my cabin I was fine...but in the mornings, and by the time I got down to dinner, I could barely talk, was out of breath and had a nagging cough - when I tried to speak.

    It was Wednesday night that a feather came out of one of my pillows and I realized what the problem was. The cabin stewardess changed out all of our pillows to foam, and with the visit to the doctor that day, I was good to go.

    I've been to the allergist, had the punch test and know exactly what I am allergic to. Tons of indoor/outdoor stuff - feathers being one of them. So is my son...I had our stewardess take the feather pillows out of their cabin before the boarded for the 2nd week.
  18. iluvcruzin

    iluvcruzin Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately Sudafed and Nasal Spray are must packing items for me. I have the same problem with feather pillows Corky. That's why I pack my own foam pillow when traveling. The small contour ones work well and they can be bundled down with a bungie cord to save space.
  19. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    "Do your allergies clear up when you are out at sea?"

    Only my allergy to wurk.

    I have, on occasion, found my allergy to fleas increases ... But then it's just a matter of getting her on the duck-a-pault and that problem's solved too.
  20. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Iluvcruzin - are you talking about the small contour pillows that you see in the travel aisle at the stores, or at the airport? If so, is yours a solid piece of foam or the kinds with all of the beads in it? I might have to invest in one. Thnx for the heads-up.

    I've seen many people with those on a plane, but never thought about using one to sleep with at hotels/cruises, etc...just for the plane.

    Allergies - I am currently living on...an Aleve-D, a claratin and prescription nose spray...spring will be over soon though. LOL

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