Seasonal allergies usually start around the spring time. They generally continue all thru the summer and sometimes into the fall. Seasonal allergies are mainly caused by pollen. Pollen are powdered grains released from flowering plants. The flowering plants could be from many species including oak, olive, elm, birch, ash, hickory, poplar, sycamore, maple, cypress and walnut. The purpose of pollen is to reach other plants to help them flower and grow. Pollen is usually taken by wind or insects to reach these plants. Pollen may also exist in grass and weeds. These type of allergies happen in the summer. You can see your local doctor to find out what type of pollens that you are allergic to. This help you formulate a proper plan to tackle the seasonal allergies.
Keeping yourself pollen free is near impossible. However, there are a few things that can be done to limit pollen exposure. Some things to do would be to stay in the house in the morning. Pollen is greatest around 05:00AM-10:00AM. Stay indoors when the pollen count is too high. A great website that will alert you when the pollen count is too high is www.pollen.com . Simply put your email address in their subscribe box and you will be automatically alerted. You also need to keep your windows closed in your home and when you are driving to help reduce the amount of pollen you intake.
Homeopathic deals with seasonal allergies quite differently than conventional remedies. Homeopathic remedies are individualized. Different symptoms require a different remedy. The remedy may have to be changed from time to time. If you have severe allergies, a homeopathic doctor should be consulted. Minor allergies can be self treated with homeopathy.
Certain pollen allergies cause watery eyes and burning nasal discharge. Sneezing happens but may not be constant. There may be pain in the forehead. People with these type of conditions feel better when they are inside the house in a cool room. They feel worse in warm rooms or in cold weather. Hot foods and drinks make them feel bad as well. The remedy used to treat this condition is Allium Cepa 6X.
Another type of allergy makes people sneeze constantly followed by an irritation cough. Nostrils are sore and red from the constant sneezing. The throat may also burn. Asthma may accompany the allergy. People with this type of allergy feel worse from sneezing and warm areas. The correct remedy to take is Arsenicum Iodatum 6X.
Another instance of allergy affects people primarily in the eyes. Eyes are swollen and sensitive to bright light. Eyes are watery. Little discharge from nose. The mucus drips to the back of the throat. People generally feel better by resting and sleeping. Warm weather and hot areas make this allergy feel worse. Being indoors and out in the evening makes the allergy feel worse. The proper remedy for this situation is Euphrasia 6X.
The final allergy basically caused a sore throat. Swallowing is very painful. Eyes are red and swollen. Eyes are also watery. The throat becomes very dry. Headaches make you feel like your head is shrinking. People feel better from eating and drink hot foods and drinks. The allergy is made worse from cold weather and cold drinks. The remedy for this situation is Sabadilla 6X.
As you can see, there are many remedies to treat seasonal allergies with homeopathy. We have just listed 4 of these remedies and the type of allergies needed for each remedy. There are other allergies and other remedies that can be taken as well. See a homeopathic doctor if you need help matching your allergies to the homeopathic remedies. If you know some other type of homeopathic remedies that are used for allergies that are effective list them in the comments. We hope with the help of homeopathy that you will survive this allergy season.
Reference from Complete Guide To Homeopathy.
Dr. Andrew Lockie and Dr. Nicola Geddes.