Homeopathy For Seasonal Allergies



Ahh, Spring! All winter long we anticipate the warmer weather, chirping birds, and blooming flowers. But for one in four Americans, spring also brings seasonal allergies, an immune system response that turns sufferers into congested, itchy sneeze machines. Want to avoid as much of that mess as possible? Read on for effective allergy treatments that promise to prevent or lessen your reaction to the allergens.

Acute homeopathic prescribing can provide temporary relief of acute allergic symptomatology. The following are the main homeopathic remedies that may be used to provide temporary relief, if the symptoms noted correspond well to the symptoms you are experiencing.

Allium cepa:

Lots of sneezing; especially when entering a warm room. Begins sneezing, with increasing frequency.

Itchy, watery eyes – bland, non-irritating discharge

Copious, watery and extremely acrid discharge FROM NOSE; excoriates lip and wings of nose.

Very sensitive to odor of flowers and skin of peaches.

Modalities:

Worse, in the evening, in warm room.

Better, in open air, and in cold room.

Euphrasia officinalis:

Very red, itchy and watery eyes with burning (conjunctivitis)

The eyes water all the time.

Very sensitive to the light and prefers to stay indoors in a dimly lit room. Eyes feel worse in open air, and wind.

Profuse acrid tearing, with profuse bland discharge from nose (reverse of Allium Cepa).

Short-acting remedy: very useful in upper respiratory affections without fever. Sneezing; fluent bland nasal discharge with acrid tears.

Modalities:

Worse, in evening, indoors, warmth; south winds; from light.

Better, from coffee, in dark.

Arsenicum album:

Hay asthma, Complaints that return annually.

Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymation.

Thin, watery, excoriating discharge from nose. Nose feels stopped up.

Sneezing with nasal burning relieved by hot compresses on the sides of the nose and breathing warm air through a humidifier.

Specific allergies to mould, dust and cats.

Restlessness, tiredness, coldness of hands and feet and distressful waking in the night

High-strung and anxious about health.

Modalities:

Worse in open air; wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food.

Better, indoors, external warmth, warm drinks.

Hydrastis:

Very thick yellow-green discharge from nose; Tends to blow nose all the time.

Mucous often forms thick crusts around the nose

Sinusitis: Dull, pressing frontal pain.

Follicular pharyngitis. Raw, smarting, excoriating sensation. Hawking of yellow, tenacious mucus.

Child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping.

Averse to bread and vegetables

Sabadilla officinali