After what seems like a very long winter, with some surprisingly cold and icy weather, at last, Spring seems to be on it’s way and with the recently unexpected hot temperatures in April, for almost the quarter of us who suffer from hayfever, it brings about a completely new set of problems.
There are lots of ‘off the shelf’ remedies for hayfever however this month, we really wanted to look at alternative remedies and to find out how Homeopathy can help. Did you know that homeopathy offers not only relief, helping ease your suffering without causing side-effects, with good-quality treatment from a trained homeopathy, it could even stop your hayfever for good?
Homeopathic remedies, which are natural, non-toxic and non-addictive, are effective because they do not suppress your symptoms, they resolve them. A homeopath’s task is to find the exact remedy that fits your exact symptoms.
Common symptoms and homeopathic remedies include:
- Allium cepa: nose runs like a tap, often making your nostrils/upper lip red raw.
- Arsenicum album: thin, watery drip from the nose that leaves skin sore. Nasal passages feel constantly blocked, often accompanied by sneezing that brings no relief. Makes you feel restless.
- Arundo: hayfever that starts with the telltale signals of burning and itching in the ears and roof of the mouth, then can go on to include conjunctivitis. With sneezing and itchy nose.
- Euphrasia: Hayfever that centres on the eyes, which stream with burning tears that leave your eyes sore, red and sensitive. Euphrasia tincture is excellent for bathing and soothing sore or swollen eyes.
- Sabadilla: sneezing, sometimes blow-your- head-off strength! Also often with lots of discharge from the nose and eyes – for the unlucky to the extent that the eyelids are red and sore.
- Succinum: extreme itchiness. You may also get wheezy, chesty or slightly short of breath.
- Lots of sneezing, and the whole respiratory tract is irritated and inflamed.
- Wyethia: the textbook hayfever remedy – try if none of the others seem to match your symptoms. For classic symptoms, most particularly with itching at the back of the nose and roof of the mouth.
As with any medicine or treatments, please seek advice and guidance from your GP or a registered Homeopath. This blog is purely for information purposes.