I have non-allergic, very difficult asthma but also, somehow, hayfever. Apparently this is possible (ie atopy but non-allergic asthma), if weird! I take fexofenadine 180mg and Avamys nasal spray for it and usually don't need it in the winter.
However, this winter I found I still need both - I stopped in the autumn but got sniffly, then stopped again and restarted on the advice of the Asthma UK nurse who commented that I sounded a bit nasal. I also restarted montelukast, mainly as a desperate attempt for the asthma because I don't have the right sort for biologicals and I'm on everything else, but also the Asthma UK nurse thought it might help with any nasal issues.
Now I'm finding I'm frequently sniffly and sneezing even WITH both! I obviously thought oh it's a cold at first, as in the summer it *was* that (chest infection then cold, trust me to get it backwards...). But this time it's been a few weeks or more at the sniffling, sneezing stage, and not making things any worse than usual asthma-wise (hard to tell because frankly the lungs are always at some level of crap, but colds usually land me in hospital and whatever this is has not so far done that. Please don't get any ideas, lungs. This is really not an invitation!)
Has anyone else had this in the winter despite the antihistamines/sprays? I have never been one for sinus issues and it's not painful, just annoying, and I don't want it to make the asthma any more of a pain. I get it at work and home and elsewhere so I'm unsure of the trigger.