Hay Fever – a holistic approach

Hay Fever has been a personal struggle for me.

I have tried many different treatment paths but the most effective has been Homeopathy. Summer used to be a miserable time and now I very rarely get symptoms.

If you suffer from Hay Fever you may have tried various anti-histamines, been prescribed steroids or even been referred for immunotherapy.

Symptoms can start in early spring with tree pollen, continue through the summer with grass pollen and into autumn with mould spores.

For some, symptoms seem to get worse each year, even with anti-histamines, and the summer feels like an ordeal.

If you are struggling you are probably keen to know if there are other options.


The homeopathic approach is to give deep treatment in early spring before the symptoms start and then again the following winter. During the summer you will be given remedies to take but you can also take anti-histamines alongside if you need to.

It may be necessary to repeat this over a couple of years depending on how long and how severe your symptoms are.

This method can also help other allergies.

“Hi Cathy I have some great news: the last “version” of remedies you gave me have had a very definite positive result! It appears to have worked pretty close to 100% !  Magic when you hit the nail on the head! 😀 ” Mr M G, London. ( allergy sufferer for 40 years).

Research conducted by the US National Library of Medicine shows that hayfever symptoms can be ‘significantly alleviated’ with homeopathy.

“I have suffered with Hay Fever for 6 years and having tried numerous pharmaceutical drugs, found nothing was effective. However, since a recommendation to consider Cathy’s homeopathic treatments, I have finally been able to reduce the impact and gain control and feel that my hay fever symptoms have reduced significantly.” M B, Alresford, Hants. (Aged 15).

If you would like to find out more about using Homeopathy please get in touch.

Hay Fever Key Facts & Useful Tips:

Symptoms are usually worst in mid-summer and can include red, sore or itching eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy palate, throat or mouth, wheezing, coughing or tight chest.

If you only have a few mild symptoms on a handful of days in the summer you may be keeping them under control taking the occasional anti-histamine bought at a pharmacy. However, there are lots of effective and natural ways to lessen exposure to pollen and reduce suffering.

Self-help tips to help reduce your exposure to pollen:

  • Do not sit or walk on grass, especially if it’s newly mown.
  • Download the Met Office weather app so you can keep an eye on daily pollen count forecasts and avoid going outside if it is high. 
  • As soon as you get indoors take off outside clothing and wash your face and/shower.
  • Close bedroom windows at night and car windows when driving.
  • Avoid drying washing outdoors to reduce pollen getting into the house.
  • Wear sunglasses to help prevent pollen from getting in your eyes.
  • Check if your car has pollen filters and if not consider installing them.
  • Vacuum often, using an appliance designed for allergies.

Additional non-invasive natural treatment:

  • Use a barrier cream such as beeswax on the end of your nose to help reduce pollen effects.
  • Taking a daily teaspoon of local raw honey such as Itchen Valley Honey available at West Lea Farm Shop in Itchen Stoke,  can often help reduce overall symptoms.
  • Take a daily probiotic and Vitamin C. Research shows that using a daily probiotic can reduce symptoms by as much as 64%.