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surf allergies« on: October 23 2007 15:10:00 »
For the last couple of years I've become a surfer allergic to the ocean. Central California surfer wonders if anyone else has similar symptoms. 8-12 hours after a session I get both nostrils completely closed. Stuffed head. It always clears up about 6 hrs after waking up the next day. Any suggestions? HELP!!!!!
RE: surf allergies« Reply #1 on: October 25 2007 05:10:00 »
I had allergic reactions to the cold waters in California. I almost always got hives after surfing. A wetsuit helped, the hives were on exposed skin ony. Bummer, but I never got them surfing in Hawaii, that's why I blame the cold waters. This doesn't really answer your problem about stuffed up nose, but maybe you are reacting to the cold water like I did. Maybe you could try swabbing a bit of vaseline on a Q-tip and coating your nostrils a bit. It sounds gross but may work.
RE: surf allergies« Reply #2 on: October 25 2007 18:10:00 »
Thanks I'll try just about anything these days. I took off 3 days in a row- not like me- especially while the waves are fireing- but needed a break to breathe again. Will try your suggestion!