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It’s that time of year again! Here are 5 top homeopathic remedies for hay fever symptoms



Streaming runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, itchy throat, tiredness … if you’re a hay fever sufferer I don’t need to tell you how frustrating, debilitating and miserable summers can be. And it’s quite common – around 20% of the UK population are prone to some form of hay fever.


How does homeopathy help?

Homeopathy offers a gentle form of treatment for hay fever with no side effects. The remedies below are just a few of those which can help with hay fever symptoms.


In this blog I will also describe how a long-term approach with homeopathy can eradicate your hay fever symptoms by gently healing the body’s sensitivity to allergens, leaving you hay-fever free.


Here are the top 5 most commonly-prescribed hay fever remedies; choose the one which most closely resembles your symptoms:


Allium Cepa


· Frequent sneezing

· Burning discharge from the nose

· Watery eyes with bland discharge

· Eyes may also sting and burn, like when cutting an onion

· Symptoms are worse from the smell of flowers

· Dryness and tickling in the throat

· Symptoms are better for being in the open air





Euphrasia


· Eyes get red, watery, itchy and burning, possibly with yellow discharge

· Sticky eyes

· Bland nasal discharge

· Breathing may feel asthmatic

· Symptoms are worse in sunlight

· Headache




Sabadilla


· Recurrent sneezing

· Runny nose and eyes which will be red and feel hot

· Itchy roof of mouth & throat

· Dry mouth and muffled cough

· Sensitive to smells

· You feel better in the open air





Gelsemium


· Watery nasal discharge

· Worse in damp weather

· You feel lethargic

· Feels like a flu-type illness, dizzy and shaky




Nux Vomica


· Eyes are sensitive, especially to light

· Sneezing worse first thing in the morning

· Stuffy nose with obstructed breathing

· Itchiness

· You may feel irritable



How to take your remedy


· Use the 30c potency.

· Take 1 dose (2 pills) and observe your symptoms. You can take the remedy up to 4 times per day. Stop taking the remedy as your symptoms begin to improve.

· If symptoms don’t start to improve in 3-4 hours, reassess the symptoms and look for a new remedy.

· If you are unsure between 2 remedies you could alternate these remedies and assess as above.


If you do not find any of the above remedies fit your particular symptoms, call me for an appointment so I can help you find the right remedy for your symptomatology and profile.


Homeopathy is a system of natural, alternative medicine which treats the person as a whole. This means it helps with the whole body, the individual’s overly-sensitive immune system as well as the physical symptoms the person experiences. Every patient is different, and every prescription is unique to each person. A homeopathic consultation, therefore, includes a detailed medical history of the patient as well as causation and personality profile.


An Example


One client of mine had suffered from hay fever for 40 years. Every summer he struggled with a streaming, runny nose, itchy eyes, nose and back of mouth and tiredness.


His symptoms were so debilitating that he did not go out in June or July and had to stagger his holidays, for example going to Scotland in early June, then elsewhere in August. When he had to go out he would use a facemask: most of the meds made him sleepy but he would take histamine at night and use nasal sprays, sometimes steroidal, and Vaseline up his nose and around his eyes.


However, after a two-year programme of alternative homeopathic treatment there was a huge change – he no longer suffers from hay fever! He explains: “There has been a dramatic difference since taking the homeopathic remedies – after 40 years I’m not a hay fever sufferer any more! No more having to stay in during June and July, no more streaming runny nose, itchy eyes and tiredness. What a relief!”.


What is Hay Fever?


Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is a seasonal allergy, which commonly occurs in the spring and early summer but can also show itself throughout the year. Particles of pollen from blooming flowers, grasses, trees or mould spores become trapped inside the nose and agitate.


Some people find their hay fever is worse in the city than the countryside and this is because city planners tend to plant more male trees which create more pollen.


Those who find their rhinitis symptoms occurring throughout the year may have a sensitivity to house dust and mites, moulds and/or animal dander.


When someone is sensitive to these allergens, the body’s immune system reacts to them as a threat and launches an acute ‘at


tack’. The nasal passages become inflamed as extra mucus is produced to flush away the particles.


From a deeper perspective, hay fever sufferers have a highly sensitized immune system which is aways on high alert. Just because symptoms are seasonal and there are times when you feel free from them doesn’t mean this immune sensitivity has gone away – it is aways there and will be triggered when the particular allergen appears. This is the same sensitivity that can also cause eczema, asthma and food sensitivities which may sometimes accompany a person’s hay fever.


If you are at the end of your tether with this debilitating condition, then maybe it’s time for a new approach.


You can book in for a free 15 minute discovery call with me at www.tanablum.com to find out more about how this form of treatment can work with your unique, individual symptoms, or contact me at homeopathy@tanablum.com or 07920 518678.




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