Peat Friendly Nasal Sprays?

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  1. paper_clips43

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    I'm thinking possibly atrovent (ipatropium) could be one nasal spray to investigate further. I only say that because it is considered an anticholinergic and I've read on the forum and in a newsletter by Peat that he has mentioned certain anticholinergic substances as protective in specific situations. I believe it was posted by a forum member (wilfred?) in regards to cancer, that in his communication with Peat, anticholinergic substances would be a good area of focus. Maybe they provide some protective inhibition? I didn't see atrovent on the farmicia website but I sure would personally use that over inhaled steroids, I'm sure some of the steroids get into the circulation. That's just my personal opinion on what I would use if I needed an allergy nasal spray. I'm not sure how perfectly peaty it is though.
     
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    Thank you Blossom, I am going to look into it.
     
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    You might look for the cromolyn sodium (Nasalcrom) nasal sprays, if the indication is pollen/allergic rhinitis. It is not a steroid. Cromolyn lowers histamine by reducing mast cell release. Its disadvantages are that its action builds up over days (the full relief is not instant) and it is more effective used several times per day. It works for most people but not all.

    It is far safer than the cortisone type nasal sprays (Nasocort) and the epinephrine-like (neo-synephrine type) "decongestant" sprays. I have never heard Dr. Peat discuss it. It is over-the-counter in most places, I think.

    Azelastine in an anti-histamine spray, fitting into a category where some agents have been recommended at certain times (Benadryl, Cyproheptatine).
     
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    Anyone had any use with Cromolyn sodium?
     
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