Ahh… the perfume of linden trees, climbing jasmine, freshly cut grass … intoxicating for some, quasi-toxic for those who suffer from hay fever or ‘la febbre da fieno’, as the Italians call it.
Every spring and summer flowers, trees and grasses send pollen into the air, especially in the months of May and June.. aaachoooo!
Cells release histamine which causes inflammation, sneezing and a runny nose, watering eyes or a sore throat. And itching! Old remedies might work: chew on honeycomb, eat fresh garlic and put turmeric in your food. Cucumber slices cool red itchy yes. Eucalyptus steam inhalations or sniffing grated horseradish unblocks the nose. Bananas, nuts and seeds provide useful magnesium. You can supplement these with homeopathic remedies for speedy, more effective relief.
Take 30ch potency, as needed, for up to 10 doses. Reduce on improvement.
ALLIUM SEPA (made from red onion) Symptoms focus on itchy nose and eyes. Clear, streaming and burning runny nose. Lots of sneezing. Light sensitivity. Worse evening and inside. Left eye can be worse. Nose symptoms worse than eyes. (See EUPHASIA)
EUPHRASIA (eyebright) Eyes burn and produce profuse, acrid streaming discharge. May feel gritty with swollen lids. Skin around eyes is red and irritated. Lots of sneezing but bland nasal discharge. Worse for sun. Sore throat. (See ALLIUM SEPA)
ARSENICUM IODATUM is characterised by burning, tearing eyes, sneezing with runny nose and sore nostrils. Throat burns and cough is dry. Better for keeping warm and staying indoors. Restlessness. Worse at night.
SABADILLA symptoms include a frontal sinus headache and sometimes, bleeding from the nose, which is usually itchy and stuffed up. Violent sneezes make eyes water. Eyelids red, sore. Better for warmth and from warm food and drinks and worse for open air and sunlight. (See ARSENICUM)
PULSATILLA’s thick yellow discharge, from eyes and nose, does not burn. Better in open air, worse from warmth. Lots of sneezing. Inflamed lids can be glued together by sticky mucus. Thirstless.
NUX VOMICA has a stuffy nose at night. Itching in eyes, ears and throat and prolonged sneezing. Face feels as if it’s on fire. Eyes sensitive to light. Irritable, chilly overall. Worse in early morning; better for warm drinks.
ARUNDO is most useful at the start of the hay fever season, before discharges begin. Sneezing and strong itching in the nose, ears and on roof of mouth.
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