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    09-20-2012, 11:34 AM
I am also allergic to hay :( I sneeze uncontrollably, get itchy, puffy eyes, runny nose and red bumps wherever it has come into contact with my skin. I help minimize the reactions by wearing long sleeve shirts and gloves, but I refuse to wear a facial mask! Lol it sucks being allergic to so
Something that is such a huge part of daily interaction with horses, but I feel awful for those of you that have to go to the dr and take meds and all that other stuff.
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    09-23-2012, 03:59 AM
Eurgh... hate allergies! I was fine, completly fine, untill last winter when I spent hours in a damp old hay shed sorting the mouldy from the mouldier. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but this spring/summer I couldn't walk across the field (150meters meby) without sneezing about 20 times. Poopicking was a nightmare and if I rode down some of my usual trails I was sneeze sneeze sneezing all the freeking time! Not to mention the watery eyes and itchy throat...

I blame the mouldy hay shed. Reckon my body was like "wth? Dust/mould spores in WINTER?! Must go into overdrive this spring!!"

Stupid hay shed... X(
    09-23-2012, 04:14 AM
I'm allergic to horses, have been all my life :(
I make sure I take zyrtec every night. I still sneeze and break out in rashes sometimes, but I get over it :b
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    09-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Same here....SOOOOOOOOOOOO allergic to hay, horses and dust ugh take 2-3 meds and still miserable sometimes. Have to use glasses to keep out of my eyes when I groom as well as a mask too...quite funny looking I am sure lol its just wrong to be soo allergic to something we love so much!
    09-25-2012, 02:43 AM
After going my entire life, well all 25 years of it anyways, I finally went to an allergy specialist. She did a skin graph and informed me that I was allergic to every type of tree, grass, mold, and most citrus and fruits, along with dogs, cats, etc....it just keeps going. The one thing I wasnt allergic to was.....you guessed it...a horse!

She perscribed me Xyzal that you take once daily. I too would sneeze like crazy around any type of hay, or grass, but since I've been taking this, it doesnt effect me at all!
She also gave me some sort of nazal spray and I've been using it daily as perscribed.
It done wonders for me. Hope this helps!
    09-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Ok that does it...I'm breaking down and going to an allergy specialist (I am sneezing uncontrollably while I type this lol) thank you for the good report on your results! :)
    09-29-2012, 05:03 AM
Hope you get better!
    09-30-2012, 07:58 PM
I had grass and pollen allergies long ago. I grew out of it.
Although I haven't a horse, I have kept small hay-eating animals and most quality hays do not bother me.
    09-30-2012, 08:21 PM
Wow you guys! Some of you have it bad off. Actual physical skin irritation and welts? YIKES! I'm not as bad off as some are here, but last year we went thru such an awful drought down south here, that we had to order hay from up north. I got some really nice 750lb alfalfa bales to feed over the winter. I started feeding it in January and didn't finish it off until June. I had the most horrible bronchitis and a whisper of a voice for 6 months! I couldn't talk in complete sentences because I would cough if I inhaled or exhaled too much - tickled and set me off. It was embarassing to talk to people or go in public because I was in a constant state of cough cough cough.

I had no infection, just inflammation and irritation so there wasn't anything the doctors could do for me other than give me steriods to control the inflammation and I chose not to because long term use of those just lower your immune system more. Needless to say, I will not get hay from there again. I still don't know what was in it to set me off! Within two weeks of tossing the last flake of it over the fence, I was back to my old self. I've never been allergic to alfalfa before. How weird!
    10-06-2012, 02:10 AM
Sigh. It does get better with age. I used to ride with my pockets stuffed full of tissue as I'm also allergic to horse dander, hay, weeds, tress, grass. I can tell you one thing - the stronger my immune system the less reaction I have to all these environmental challenges.

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