Seasonal allergy, also known as “hay fever” or “ allergic seasonal rhinitis”, is presented during certain times of the year, usually when grasses, weeds, and trees release pollen particles into the air.
The immune systems of the people that are allergic to this pollen particles (called allergens), treat them as invaders and release chemicals into the bloodstream to defend against them.
The release of these chemicals (including histamine) is the one that causes allergy symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms
If you develop a cold like symptoms at the same time every year, which usually come on suddenly and last only as long as you are exposed to the allergen, can include:
- Nasal congestion
- Post nasal drip
- Itching nose, eyes, ears or throat
- Runny nose
- Red and watery eyes
Some times this can trigger asthma and develop cough, wheezing and shortness of breath.
The mainstream medicine treatment for allergies includes antihistamines, nasal steroids sprays or even allergy shots (immunotherapy).
Fortunately, in homeopathy we have several remedies that successfully treat seasonal allergies. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole unique individual and it is always better to individualize the treatment and give a Constitutional treatment that would strengthen the body and make it able to fight the allergens by itself. After starting the homeopathic treatment, people usually start to notice how their symptoms turn milder and how their bodies start to tolerate allergens.
In order to get a Constitutional treatment, it is always suggested to work with a professional homeopath that will guide you.
During a Constitutional treatment, your homeopath will suggest you some remedies to deal with the current symptoms, among the most common remedies are: Sabadilla, Allium Cepa, Euphrasia, Pulsatilla, etc, depending on your individual manifestation. But he will also give you during the treatment, the constitutional remedy that fits you as a whole, unique being according to your personal history.