Hay Fever affects so many of us each year but there are lots of effective and natural ways to lessen exposure to pollen and reduce suffering.

Symptoms are usually worst in mid-summer but can start as early as January and continue right through until early autumn. They include red, sore or itching eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy palate, throat or mouth, wheezing, coughing or tight chest and are triggered by tree, grass and mould pollens.

If you only have a few mild symptoms on a handful of hot, humid days in the summer you may be keeping them under control taking the occasional antihistamine bought at a pharmacy.

If you are unlucky, Hay Fever can make summer rather miserable. You may have tried lots of different antihistamines or seen your GP and been prescribed steroids or even been referred for immunotherapy. You are probably keen to know if there are other options.

Homeopathy

Research shows that individualised homeopathic treatment has a very good track record in alleviating symptoms.

Feedback from patients is also good and they often tell me how much their symptoms have improved:

“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, with her help, 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.

Additional non-invasive natural treatment: 

  • Use a barrier cream such as beeswax on the end of your nose to help reduce pollen effects.
  • Take 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%.

Extra tips on how 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.

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