Natural Remedies for Hay Fever Allergies
Natural & Herbal Remedies
There are many preventative methods you can take to help protect yourself from the allergens that cause Hay Fever. There are also several natural cures for hay fever, but everyone’s system is different so you should keep an open mind and find what works best for you.
Everyone has different reactions and is allergic to different substances. What are some natural solutions to Hay Fever (also known as Allergic Rhinitis)?
Vaseline rubbed inside the nostrils will cause pollens and irritants to get caught in your nostrils instead of travelling up into your sinuses where they will inflame and irritate.
Chamomile: Add fresh, dried or oil into a bowl of boiling water and inhale the fumes from the water.
To Drink: Boil up some freshly squeezed grapefruit (pulp included) and add some honey. Drink a small glass of this 2 - 3 times a day.
It has also been suggested that if you are using honey for medicinal purposes related to allergies, it is best to use a local honey which contains natural defenses against local allergy triggers.
You should eat a clean, healthy, and balanced diet to keep your system strong. Include Vitamin C in your diet. There are many things that you may not know that worsen your symptoms. Some of these are house plants, pets, smoke, air fresheners, dust, and cleaning supplies. If you have a blooming house plant, it may be worsening your symptoms. Dust and vacuum every day. Have one that has an allergen filter on it.
If you have a pet, beware of flea soaps and powders that have an ingredient called pyrethrums. Pyrethrums are from chrysanthemums and can worsen your allergies.
See also, Hypoallergenic Pets (cats and dogs) and Hay Fever Tips.
Try to stop smoking (not only is smoking bad for your health in general, but it is also said to be linked to triggering allergies).
Use unscented cleaning supplies and soaps. Instead of having air fresheners, try using an air filter system to get rid of bad smells. Using your air conditioner in your house and in your car will help prevent pollen from entering your environment. Try to conduct outdoor activities during times when pollen levels aren’t so high. There are more pollens during the morning and the evening, so plan your outdoor activities during mid-day.
The Neti Pot
The neti pot is a famous solution to clear your nasal passages and helps greatly with hay fever sufferers. The process is called Nasal Irrigation. It’s been proven to remove 80-90% of irritants, shrink swollen membranes, thin out thick, sticky secretions and expel them. You’ll use less medication and get sick less often.
See also Hay Fever - Food & Diet
Please feel free to add a suggested Natural or Herbal remedy below.
Hay Fever and Allergies
Hay Fever is an ever-increasing concern for allergy sufferers all over the world. Most likely you or someone you know has allergies or hay fever. It's no fun having itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy or runny nose. Symptoms are varied, but can also include an itchy throat. Hay Fever Symptoms are usually triggered by a change in the season and a number of other associated factors such as pollen, grass, mould, dust and pets.
Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis ("rhino" unfortunately refers to the nose and "itis" meaning inflammatory), so it is defined as inflammation of the nose caused by allergy. However, hay fever or allergic rhinitis can also effect the eyes, sinuses, throat and ears. The purpose of this hayfever and allergy website is to help you find relief and remedies (solutions) and to also give you an allergy forum where you can share your remedies and solutions. There are so many hay fever medications out there, so we are providing a public forum where hay fever sufferers can share what products work and what products don't. Please share your remedies and frustrations with everyone who uses this site so that we can all help eachother. Hay Fever Solutions is a website and online forum where sufferers can connect and share remedies online. The site is also known as "Sick of hayfever" for obvious reasons.
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Survive the Hay Fever Season
The most common hay fever season is spring time. This is when people with these sensitivities reach their peak. It’s common for windy weather to make matters worse for hay fever sufferers. Especially dry winds. Moist winds tend to be less of a problem as the moisture attaches to the pollen. But dry winds stir up the pollen and dust, creating a dense, if unseen laden atmosphere. And yet spring time is a wonderful time. There’s new life about, fresh colours, warmth of the sun and much needed bright light after a dull winter. How can those with hay fever appreciate this season more? Read More >
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