Hay Fever

Hay Fever

An allergy characterized by sneezing,

Like all allergies, hay fever is caused by sensitivity to certain substances. Pollens and the spores of molds are the substances to which most hay fever sufferers are sensitive. Pollen is the fertilising element of flowering plants. It is a fine dust, easily airborne, which enters the body by inhalation. Ragweed pollen is a particular nuisance to persons subject to hay fever. Mold is a fungus that grows on animal and vegetable matter. The spores of molds are dust like reproductive units that are also present in the air we breathe.

The amount of pollen in the air varies with the season and geographic area. East of the Rocky Mountains, the peak of the regional hay fever season occurs between mid-August and mid-September, when the air is heavy with the pollen of the ragweed plant. An appreciable number of hay fever sufferers are also reactive to the spring pollens from grasses and trees. Mold-bearing plants such as wheat, barley, and corn are prevalent in the agricultural areas of the Midwest, and attacks of hay fever caused by Mold spores are common there as these crops ripen.

Hay fever deserves to be recognized as more than a mere nuisance. By causing lack of sleep and loss of appetite, it can lower the body’s resistance to disease. It can cause inflammation of the ears, sinuses, throat, and bronchial tubes. A number of hay fever sufferers develop ASTHMA.

Symptoms:

Nasal congestion
A Clear runny nose
Sneezing,
Excessive tear production
Itchy eyes
Allopathy does not have any remedies that cure, it can only help control the conditions, with side effects of drowsiness, dryness in the mouth. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that help arrest the condition and keep you alert.

Homeopathy for Hay Fever

A detailed consultation with a homoeopath is necessary. Some of the remedies that your homoeopath may consider are

Allium cepa: Copious, watery and extremely acrid discharge
Ambrosia: Lachrymation and intolerable itching of the eyelids. Watery coryza, Stuffed nose and sneezing.
Aralia: The least current of air causes sneezing.
Arsenicum album: Burning in the eyes, thin watery discharge from the nose. Sneezing does not relieve the stuffy nose.
Arundo: Hay fever begins with burning and itching of the palate and conjunctivitis. An annoying itching at the roof of the mouth.
Sabadilla: Spasmodic sneezing with a running nose. Copious discharge of tough mucus.

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