Some temporary relief and some long term cures.
Temporary relief from pollen related allergies:
Local honey! Get some that was harvested within 1 mile of your home [not always easy to do] and eat a spoonful daily during allergy times. It works to control the symptoms! You can try honey from further afield but it might not contain the pollens that are bothering you & you need these in small quantities to ‘immunise’ you. Try it if all you can get is further away. It tastes nice! Whoever said medicine had to be a bitter pill!
Homeopathic antihistamine ‘Histaminum’ [UK] [USA] … can be taken daily as a substitute for pharmaceutical antihistamines [which usually cause drowsiness and other side effects. Some are linked to liver damage and linked to dementia]. Homeopathic remedies are free of side effects, safe and effective 🙂 Histaminum can be used to control allergies caused by other allergens like animals, paint fumes, perfumes, etc. It helps the body to moderate histamine production. Usually, a daily dose of histaminum 200c in homeopathic solution is about right [a few drops is enough]. Start taking it a bit before you expect to be exposed and continue throughout the season.
Homeopathic remedies for individualised experience of pollen allergies: Different people have different symptoms and need different remedies. Eyes, nose, ears, chest/breathing and sinuses are usually the areas affected, with some people having skin involvement too. See the remedy chart at the bottom of this post to select the best remedy for you [or speak to a homeopath/ homeopathic pharmacist]. [UK & USA pharmacies.] You can safely take the best fitting remedy in 30c potency every 20 minutes [in homeopathic solution] for up to 5 doses. As soon as the symptoms improve, stop. Start again when needed. If it’s not working after 5 doses, try the next best fitting remedy in the same way.
Long-term Cure of Hay fever:
If you want to cure your hay fever, see a homeopath and get treatment out of season! We need to see your underlying total symptoms without the acute hay fever episode obscuring everything else. In season you will be palliating the symptoms only. It’s worth it as you will raise your overall level of health at the same time, and deal with other irritating symptoms you might have.
|Hayfever (Kent p326) :
Ail., All-c., ars-i., ars., arum-t., Arund., bad., brom., carb-v., cycl., dulc., euphr., gels., iod., kali-bi., kali-i., kali-p., lach., naja., Nat-m., nux-v., Psor., puls., ran-b., Sabad., sang., sil., Sin-n., stict., teucr., wye.
|burning & itching in ears. catarrhal states.||arundo|
|Sudden, explosive sneezing. Upper respiratory tract. Heat to head. Lachrymation ++. > warm drinks. < open air < cold air.||sabad [d/a all-c > open air]|
|> outside. Burning nasal, bland lachrymation
August, morning. Violent sneezing.
|all cep [puls] [≠ euphr]|
|irritable, sensitive to cold + hayfever
asthmatic breathing. Focus more on the lower resp system. < indoors [puls]
|hot hurried, hayfever.||iod and ars iod|
|after emotional experience. frequent sneezing, loss of taste and smell [nats]. cold sores, dried cracked lips and crack in centre of bottom lip.||nat mur|
|eyes swollen agglutinated. Sneezing. Coryza from getting wet. Tip of nose red, sore, ulcerated. Gushing tears on opening in the morning.||rhus tox|
|spasmodic sneezing. < odour of flowers [all c]
Itching in the palate. Tears flowing during sneezing, yawning and coughing. Asthma just in the summer. sensitive to the smell of garlic.
|acrid lachrymation, bland nose. < open air
Cough & difficult respiration is only in daytime and better at night lying down.
|euphrasia [≠ all c]|
|burning, hot discharges. swelling. Red under nose
Wheezing at night. Have to sit up.
|ars [cf ars-iod]|
|Like ars. Burning, thin, discharges. swelling.
Red, angry, swollen, itchy mucous membranes.
|Starts with burning and itching of the palate [wye, ran-b], and of the conjunctiva.||arundo [red in Kent]|
|smarting eyes. lids burning and sore. nose stuffed, especially in the evening. pressure at root of nose [kali-bi]. Tingling and crawling inside nose. Hawking and swallowing in effort to scratch inside of nose!||ran-b|
|itching roof of mouth, palate and throat. Patient must draw the tongue back and forth over the soft palate.||wye|
|itching mouth/throat||d/a arund, ran-b, wye|
|< heat. Blocked nose indoors and running outdoors.||sulph [puls]|
|blocked at night, running during day.
> outside, worse in warm room. < lying down. > cool applications (cold flannel). Itching roof of mouth at night.
|big, swollen eyes. > cold [puls, sabad]. Hives with hayfever. Swelling of the throat.||apis|
[Full names of remedies here]
Key [as I pulled these charts from my own notes]: red are the most intense/most likely remedies, followed by blue, then black.
‘d/a’ means differential analysis … which means you should check out the remedy suggested.
> = better for.
< = worse for.Good luck! Enjoy the summer!