Spring Allergies and Hayfever
Spring is here and already people are starting to notice symptoms of Hayfever and allergies popping up. From a homeopathic perspective, Hayfever and allergies are best managed with a constitutional remedy for an ongoing result rather than just a short term decrease in symptoms.
However; there are many options to relieve acute symptoms and begin a plan for a better Spring and Summer! The use of acute homeopathic remedies in conjunction with tissue salts, vitamins, minerals and herbal combination remedies can all be used to help strengthen the system.
It is important to watch your diet as you look for relief of your allergies. Reduce dairy intake and refined starches such as white flours, breads, pastries, cereals and white rice as all of these foods may increase the production of mucus. Supplementing your diet with Magnesium and Vitamin C is also a fantastic way to reduce the inflammation and histamine response within your body.
It is also helpful to look to “Spring Cleanse” your liver after Winter as this can lessen your allergic response to your environment.
Within your home environment you can reduce allergens by spring cleaning your home. Dust surfaces, wet vac your carpets, wash the blinds and wipe the windows. Also check for any moisture damage after winter dampness and ensure this is cleaned and/or repaired quickly. You may also like to fit air filters on open windows and fireplaces and block drafts coming in under doors to reduce the pollens and dust being carried in on the Spring breezes.
The following information relates to homeopathic remedy and may be very helpful in using homeopathy to manage your allergies. Remember to always follow Homeopathic principles when using Homeopathic remedies. Always read the product label and use as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner promptly.
Our Hayfever combination remedy is popular and may be helpful for acute relief of symptoms, it contains remedies such as Allium 6c, Sabadilla 6c, Euphrasia 6c, Pollens 12c and Tissue Salts.
Here are some remedies that can be helpful with treating hayfever
Allergies every spring, often begins with sneezing.
Burning smarting light sensitive eyes producing bland tears (as if chopping onions).
Acrid, watery discharge irritating the upper lip, sore nostrils.
No sense of smell and the nose feels blocked despite the running discharge.
Tickling and burning in the throat.
Dry, rasping, tearing cough.
Better open air.
Burning eyes, thin watery tears, light sensitive.
Violent and painful sneezing caused by a tickle in the nose.
Profuse watery burning discharge which irritates the upper lip.
Dry irritating cough and burning swollen throat, unable to swallow.
Restless, chilly, worried and exhausted.
Eyes swollen, red and burning with acrid, sticky, irritating discharge.
Fluent watery discharge from nose.
Cough with phlegm.
Symptoms worse indoors, from heat and wind.
Eyes ‘Heavy’ and swollen, better in the open air.
Violent sneezing with tingling in the nose and streaming irritating discharge which is worse in the morning.
Sore throat, like a lump in the throat.
Dry cough with sore chest and oppression.
Apathetic, listless, giddy and trembling.
Smarting, light sensitive eyes.
Stuffy nose, obstructed breathing.
Itching inner ears.
Dry cough with sensation of something loose, brings on a bursting headache.
Migraine type headache, worse stooping.
Irritable, nervous, chilly and oversensitive.
Watery eyes with red burning eyelids.
Nose stuffed up or running freely and itchy.
Spasms of sneezing.
Very sensitive to smells eg. flowers.
Sore or tickling throat, better for warm drinks. Chilly.
Mucous membranes very dry with a raw burning sensation in the ears, nose and throat and sneezing with profuse burning secretion.
Burning soreness in the chest extending to the abdomen.
Hacking cough, worse at night. Better for sleep and in the dark.
Hypersensitive to smells and thirsty.