Homeopathy And Hay Fever

  • Hay fever is an allergic response to the presence of pollens (from trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers) in our environment.
  • When you have an allergic reaction, your body overreacts to something it perceives as a threat. In hay fever, the allergen (the substance you’re allergic to) is pollen.
  • Your immune system (the body’s natural defense) responds as if it were being attacked by a virus. Your immune system will release a number of chemicals designed to prevent the spread of what it wrongly perceives as an infection.
  • These chemicals cause the symptoms of the allergic reaction, such as watering eyes and a runny nose.

Symptoms of Hay fever include:

  • sneezing
  • a runny nose
  • itchy eyes
  • the palate in the mouth may be itchy
  • The symptoms can range in severity from being mildly irritating to completely debilitating and can change from day to day depending on the pollen count and weather conditions.

Prevention tips:

  • It’s very difficult to completely avoid pollen. However, reducing your exposure to the substances that trigger your hay fever should ease your symptoms and this is by steering clear of the things that trigger them.
  • Cut down on potential allergens by keeping your home clean and your yard neat.
  • When you are outside, wear a hat with a brim to protect your face and hair.
  • When you go inside, wash your face and hands, and change your shirt.
  • Shower at night.

Homeopathic treatment for hay fever

Constitutional homeopathic treatment

  • Constitutional homeopathic treatment is the preferred choice of treatment to reduce the susceptibility to hay fever and improve the general health of the patient.
  • Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s innate ability to selfheal.
  • The goal of treatment is to strengthen this ability so that full healing is more likely.
  • Homeopathy does this through potentised remedies that closely match the symptoms of the person’s disease and are free of toxic side-effects.

Symptomatic homeopathic treatment

  • Symptomatic homeopathic treatment of hay fever can be easy as long as you know which remedy matches your symptoms.
  • Do be aware that such a treatment does have its limits.
  • While the remedies and potencies in home use kits help to provide symptomatic relief they are unlikely to get deep enough to correct a predisposition to chronic hay fever.