Thursday, September 20, 2007

Home Remedy--Hay Fever

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Please remember that these are remedies that have either been mailed onto me, or that I have found on the Internet.  I haven't tried them all and cannot guarantee the effectiveness of them.  Of course, you should always check with your physician before starting any type of medical regimen.
Hay Fever also known as nasal allergies, pollinosis or seasonal allergic rhinitis is a collection of symptoms. Hay fever is an allergy to dust, pollen or dander in the air. It mainly causes allergy to the eyes and nose. Hay fever is seasonal; however it can last throughout the year if the allergens are present in the air throughout the year. Spring and fall are the two main seasons for hay fever.
Some of the symptoms of hay fever are as follows Coughing, Headache, Itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear and skin, Red and watery eyes, Runny and stuffy nose, Impaired smell, Sneezing, Sore throat, Wheezing, Fatigue and trouble in sleeping
Home Remedies for Hay Fever
  • Steep 1 tsp. fenugreek seed in 1 cup water, covered, for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup a day to help hay fever symptoms.
  • Freeze-dried nettle capsules (Nettle tea also works)  Nettle is a blood-cleanser.  Similar results may also be found with Chinese Scullcap.
  • Add some honey to boiled minced grapefruit and lemon. Have this solution three times a day.
  • To stop irritation in your nose, apply little petroleum jelly inside your nose.
  • Boil chamomile in water and inhale fumes from the water.
  • To "cure" hay fever...from what I've heard...take a tablespoon of LOCAL honey once a day.  I heard this second hand and after doing this for 2-3 years someone "cured" their hay fever.  LOCAL means (from what I've been told) honey from the state where you were born.
Other Suggestions for Hay Fever

*Avoid going out early in the morning or late in the evening. At this time pollen count in air is comparatively more.
*Avoid using nasal spray continuously for three days. It may increase congestion of nose.
*Avoid smoking and air pollutants.  
*After being outside for a long time during the day, wash your hair to avoid inhaling pollen that falls from your hair onto your pillow. 
*Wind-dried clothes can become pollen catchers, put clothes in a dryer, or hang them inside to dry, to keep them pollen-free.
*Keep your house and car windows closed and your air conditioner on during spring, summer and fall months.  If you don't want cooled air, at least flip on the fan setting. The fan will filter out the offending pollen.  During the pollen season, you should clean your air conditioner filter approximately once a month.

Have a great day & hugs to all my friends!
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