I just got tested for allergies. Apparently I have 4 of them. Cats, hamsters, canola pollen and house dust. Yay. Explains why I'm always stuffed up. How many years did I own cats for, how often do I dust my house, and how many of those canola fields do I drive past all summer long?
I'm quite surprised that dogs didn't come into play there. Whenever a dog drools, playfully nibbles at or scratches me, I get itchy hives, too. Maybe he didn't test me for dog.
Solutions suggested to me were the basic allergy pills, find one that clears me up and stick with it, or rotate through them, or start using a neti-pot or other application of salt water to flush out the sinuses. I don't know about that though. Has anyone who reads my blog tried a neti-pot? Do you like it? Does it work?