Homeopathic Relief for Allergies
If you or your children suffer from allergies, homeopathy can indeed be very useful during an acute allergic flare up and can bring hay fever relief. Antibiotic use, vaccines, and stress especially in the early years of life, is strongly associated with the development of eczema, hay fever, and asthma.
Hay fever symptoms usually include a watery runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, stuffed nose, post-nasal drip, itching in the throat, nose and eyes. Other symptoms may include coughing, wheezing and dark circles under the eyes.
As many of you already know, spring is a common time of year for allergies because of pollen and grasses, but in the fall ragweed can be a problem as well. Rain and dampness also brings its misery as the leaves start to fall and go moldy.
Is a quick jaunt to your local CVS or Walgreens Pharmacy to pick up antihistamines such as Allegra®, Benadryl®, or Zyrtec®, decongestants such as Sudafed®, or steroids such as Nasonex® for relief your only choice? It’s what most people do. The frustrating part about this regimen is that it only addresses the symptoms, not the underlying problem. These medicines must be taken daily, they are often only partially successful, and they frequently come with unwelcome side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness and insomnia.
The good news is that homeopathic allergy treatment is different because it aims to boost and strengthen your immune system and eliminate your propensity to hay fever and allergies in the first place. Homeopathic remedies are gentle, effective and safe and there are no side effects and they are not addictive.
It is important to consult with a professional classical homeopath to get the best results. In many cases, the person’s symptoms have been greatly reduced or completely eliminated. As we are all unique human beings, there are no guarantees as to what your results will be.
If you are a home prescriber, the well-chosen homeopathic remedy can often help allay your hay fever symptoms. You might still get hay fever every year, but you can get relief without side effects.
Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies
Allium cepa– sneezing with burning in the nose and excoriation of the upper lip from watery profuse discharge “nose drips like a faucet.” The symptoms are better with cold compresses on the face.
Euphrasia– allergy centered around the eyes. The eyes itch and burn with lots of tears and feel irritated with a mild discharge from the nose. Eyes can be sensitive to sunlight and wind.
Pulsatilla– nasal stuffiness worse indoors and at night. Symptoms better from fresh cool open air, air conditioning or open window open. Awful itching and lacrimation of eyes which may lead to infection.
Natrum Muriaticum– Profuse coryza with albuminous discharge “like egg whites.” Nose stuffed and eyes tear when in open air or wind.
Sabadilla– tremendous attacks of continuous, debilitating sneezing which is worse from cold and better from heat and warm drinks. Contant tingling and itching inside the nose. Lacrimation, burning and redness of eyes. Every sneeze provokes tears. Worse open air and pollen from flowers.
Wyethia– Tremendous itching of nose, throat and esp. palate. Uses tongue to scratch the palate. Throat swollen and dry with constant clearing of throat.
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