Spring allergy season is upon us but we do not need to let the sneezing, itchy eyes or runny nose get us down. Homeopathy is an effective way to care for your allergies without the side effects of over the counter or prescription allergy medications. Listed below are some of the most effective remedies for this allergy season.
Allium Cepa: This remedy is made from the red onion. If you think about how your body reacts when you chop an onion you will see what symptoms this remedy can calm. It is wonderful for allergies that produce extremely watery eyes and a runny nose. The discharge from your nose may burn and cause redness on your upper lip. Nose may seem to “run like a faucet” as the discharge is so watery and profuse. It is especially effective for those who are allergic to flowers and pollen. Symptoms may feel worse in a warm room and later in the day. Relief may come from being in the open air.
Arsenicum Album: This remedy is used when the right side of the nose is stuffed up or running. discharge from nose is watery and may burn your upper lip, causing redness. Nose may be running but at the same time completely stuffed up.
Euphrasia: This remedy cares for eyes that burn and water profusely. Eyes are very irritated and may be sensitive to light. Watery discharge from nose may also be present.
Kali Bi: This remedy is wonderful for allergies where the root of the nose is sore. Discharge is very thick, stringy and yellow. Post nasal drip may be present. You may feel the need to clear your throat often because of thick mucus of the post nasal drip. Sinus infections that result from allergies of this kind can also be helped by this remedy.
Nat Mur: This remedy is good for allergies when the discharge from the nose looks like the white of an egg. Allergies may come on with much sneezing. Watery eyes may also be present. Those who need this remedy generally feel worse in the open air or out in the wind.
Nux Vomica: This remedy includes pronounced sneezing. Allergies are worse in the morning when first getting out of bed. Nose is stuffed up all night long and runs during the day.
Pulsatilla: This remedy is good for allergies that produce a yellowish-green discharge from the nose. Sneezing is usually present. Allergies feel worse when in a warm, stuffy room and in the evening. Nose may run and be completely stuffed up at the same time. Itchy eyes may also be present.
Sabadilla: This remedy is called for when sneezing is the predominant symptom. If you sneeze 5 – 10 times in a row before relief then this is the remedy to take. Tickling inside the nose is usually present along with very thin nasal discharge.