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  Reply # 731230 12-Dec-2012 11:06
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I have a basic ventilation system, I have a standard digital timer turning it on and off at scheduled times, which works in addition to the built in thermostat - it turns off if the roof is over this temp. In summer I have the thermostat set to 20 degrees, time set from 6am to 8pm (I don't like the noise at night). In winter it's 10am to 4pm, with the thermostat up high.

Filter quality will be pretty important. Mine's pretty coarse, I wouldn't mind adding a better one. I washed it the other day, it's a year old, wow a lot of dirt and dust came out of it. I'm tempted to get an industrial vacuum cleaner and vacuum the roof cavity, there's dust and dirt everywhere.




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  Reply # 731235 12-Dec-2012 11:10
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timmmay: I'm tempted to get an industrial vacuum cleaner and vacuum the roof cavity, there's dust and dirt everywhere.


Euwh, that job sounds horrible Frown

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 731236 12-Dec-2012 11:11
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Tech Freek, you're a GP? And you have time to be online during the day? That's why my doctor's always running late! :p

That's interesting about the nasal spray technique, I've never been told that. Not much runs out for me though.

I had the allergy test, I came back quite allergic to everything except mould. The only treatment is the one where you take small amounts of the allergen, takes ages though. I forget the name of it.




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  Reply # 731237 12-Dec-2012 11:12
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timmmay: I'm tempted to get an industrial vacuum cleaner and vacuum the roof cavity, there's dust and dirt everywhere.


Euwh, that job sounds horrible Frown


Ideally I'll hire someone to do it for me. It's a pretty horrible job. I'll probably do it myself, as I've found most people will do a really half assed job.




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  Reply # 731243 12-Dec-2012 11:24
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timmmay: Tech Freek, you're a GP? And you have time to be online during the day? That's why my doctor's always running late! :p

That's interesting about the nasal spray technique, I've never been told that. Not much runs out for me though.

I had the allergy test, I came back quite allergic to everything except mould. The only treatment is the one where you take small amounts of the allergen, takes ages though. I forget the name of it.


I had a rare morning tea break actually, hardly ever happens (and now I am waiting on a late patient). I run to time pretty well, mostly it is patients coming late that makes me fall behind a few minutes. Sometimes though someone comes with a problem that has to be dealt with then and there and takes longer than 15minutes, just one of those things.




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  Reply # 731247 12-Dec-2012 11:29
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Just hassling ya :p I think everyone understands people run late, and there are difficult cases to deal with.




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  Reply # 731318 12-Dec-2012 12:46
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i think if you are allegy prone then this works..

I have ionizers in my bedroom and various rooms.. can buy from HK dx.com for $10 they help alot

espc since some release some ozone or have ozone options which do get rid the bad smells

but not ideal to breath in too much of it since can infame lungs.. hence a little is good alot is bad.

but I think carbon ionizers only release ions not ozone. the ideal is the pollen is
positive charged
and the ions attract them

I use in winter in chch and the wall where the ionizer was black with soot.. so amazing how much
we breath in and dont know whens in the air

even better ionizer placed infront of a aircon on a hot day its has the feel of a lightning
storm.. makes you feel great I think.. cool ionized air..


the problem is when you leave the house then you get had

so you still need pills and nasal sprays they help a little

I recall seeing a portable air filter and ionizer that clips to belt and connects to sunglasses
that keep cleaner air around eyes and nose regions which was meant to work
but dont know where can find and buy them anymore

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  Reply # 731347 12-Dec-2012 13:07
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robjg63: Sinus rinsing/Nasal irrigation?



You have to be careful with Nasal irrigation as you can get infections if you don't do it properly and make the problem worse I was told.

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  Reply # 731361 12-Dec-2012 13:20
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robjg63: Sinus rinsing/Nasal irrigation?



You have to be careful with Nasal irrigation as you can get infections if you don't do it properly and make the problem worse I was told.


True - water must always have been boiled and sterile. Never use plain old tap water. There are potentially bugs in tap water that you could get up your nose and into your head. That said - you could get swimming pool/sea water up your nose and get (at worst fatal) bugs as well. This is the reason that you dont stick your head underwater in hot pools that dont have treated water.

I usually use nasal sprays when the hayfever season kicks in - but as the sprays take up to a week to start working I find that the nasal irrigation actually works quite well as a fast fix in the meantime.






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robjg63: Sinus rinsing/Nasal irrigation?
This product is available in all chemist shops:
http://www.neilmed.com/nz/sinusrinse_isotonic.php

Clears your nasal passages very well - no drugs - can use a couple of times a day.
Click on the how to use video - looks a bit bizarre - but doesnt hurt and I find it reduces the pressure.

I suppose logically it 'cleans' out the nasal area - so makes sense that it works.


Man this works instantly for me. I tried almost all over the counter meds, none of them worked really. Thanks for this. :)

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  Reply # 731429 12-Dec-2012 14:53
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robjg63: Sinus rinsing/Nasal irrigation?
This product is available in all chemist shops:
http://www.neilmed.com/nz/sinusrinse_isotonic.php

Clears your nasal passages very well - no drugs - can use a couple of times a day.
Click on the how to use video - looks a bit bizarre - but doesnt hurt and I find it reduces the pressure.

I suppose logically it 'cleans' out the nasal area - so makes sense that it works.


Man this works instantly for me. I tried almost all over the counter meds, none of them worked really. Thanks for this. :)


do you have hayfever (allergic rhinitis) or sinusitis (pus in the head)? can't see how putting salt water into the nose cavity can stop hayfever ...

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  Reply # 731435 12-Dec-2012 15:02
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If I get hayfever I usually take antihistamines or change my environment, just going outside for a while helps me a lot.





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robjg63: Sinus rinsing/Nasal irrigation?
This product is available in all chemist shops:
http://www.neilmed.com/nz/sinusrinse_isotonic.php

Clears your nasal passages very well - no drugs - can use a couple of times a day.
Click on the how to use video - looks a bit bizarre - but doesnt hurt and I find it reduces the pressure.

I suppose logically it 'cleans' out the nasal area - so makes sense that it works.


Man this works instantly for me. I tried almost all over the counter meds, none of them worked really. Thanks for this. :)


do you have hayfever (allergic rhinitis) or sinusitis (pus in the head)? can't see how putting salt water into the nose cavity can stop hayfever ...


Doesn't stop the hayfever, but can give good relief from nasal secretions/blockage and the attendant symptoms. Works well for a number of people, including some of those in the "very difficult to treat" group of sinus sufferers.




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Reply # 731464 12-Dec-2012 15:52
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I have tried all the off the shelf products, they work but end up being expensive.

What I do now is, go to my GP this time every year and demand a hayfever injection.

Cost $3 and Dr's Fee $42

Lasts for a whole season and much cheaper in the long run.  It is a steriod but i'm no athelete.

Been doing this for the past 15 years..

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Apparently the steroid suppresses your immune system, and it's bad to take long term. I had it last year, it helped me a bit, but not hugely. My allergy specialist strongly recommends against it, but I haven't pushed him at all.




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