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Natural Health for Fertility Newsletter, Issue #002 -- Safe Homeopathic Remedies for Hay Fever
April 01, 2009

Avoid Drug Side Effects During Hay Fever Season!

Welcome to the Natural Health for Fertility Newsletter!

My name is Maria Gioia Atzori and I am the editor of the Natural Health for Fertility Website.

This month I would like to take advantage of the World Homeopathy Awareness Week Theme – Homeopathy for Allergies - to talk about how to deal with seasonal allergies while trying to conceive, pregnancy and breastfeeding. During these very important times of your life, it is best to avoid over-the-counter conventional allergy medications to reduce risks associated to using them.

Homeopathic medicine has a lot to offer to allergy sufferers and it is especially useful during this time because homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and safe.

Many pregnant and nursing moms resort to homeopathy when the allergy season arrives!

It is best to seek advice form a professional homeopath which can help you find the most suitable course of treatment for your specific case.

Here is a list of the mostly used homeopathic remedies that can help soothe the symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies.

Allium capa: this remedy helps those who have watery eyes and clear nasal discharge that burns the upper lip. There is also sneezing and a ticking cough. The person is better in open air.

Ambrosia: this is a homeopathic preparation of ragweed and can be taken in the fall to prevent ragweed allergies. Ambrosia is suitable for hay fever with watery nasal discharge with tearing and itchy eyes, irritation of trachea and bronchial tubes with asthma attacks.

Apis: the throat becomes swollen and it is worse by any form of heat. Their chest feels constricted. The eyelids are swollen and there is visible swelling under the eyes. There may be hives and puffiness around the face. Those who need this remedy are worse at night in bed and they experience itchiness of the skin worse by heat and touch. Oedema is common.

Arsenicum album: is indicated when you have a burning, watery, runny nose with difficulty breathing. This remedy is for hay fever associated with asthma and anxiety.

Arundo: this remedy is for early symptoms during hay fever season, itchy nose and sneezing but no discharge, roof of mouth and ears very itchy.

Euphrasia: the eyes are the focus of this remedy. They are swollen, worse by light, and irritated with acrid tears. The nose is running but the discharge is not irritating. Symptoms are worse during the daytime and by warmth.

Gelsemium: this remedy is for those that have flu-like symptoms (aching back, neck and chills running up and down the spine) associated with allergy and hay fever. They look tired with the eye lids half open and have a heavy sensation in the head.

Grasses, Pollens, Trees, Molds: homeopathic preparations of common spring allergens are available and can be taken 6 weeks before and during allergy season in order to prevent or decrease allergy reaction. Recommended potency is 30CH one dose once a week.

Natrum muriaticum: allergy attacks with sneezing, watery eyes, clear nasal discharge that resembles egg white, and a loss of taste and smell. The person may have dark circles under the eyes, is thirsty, and prefers to be left alone.

Nux vomica (columbrina): the nose is stuffed up at night and outdoors and runny in the morning and indoors. There is a great sense of irritability and annoyance of having to deal with hey fever.

Pulsatilla: for bland, yellow discharge from nose and eyes, better in open air, especially if person is of a tearful disposition.

Sabadilla: this remedy is for those who have lots of sneezing, itching in the nose with irritating runny discharge, a feeling of a lump in the throat, and watery eyes.

Wyethia: this remedy is very helpful if you have intolerable itching felt on the roof of the mouth and behind the nose, sometimes extending into the throat and ears.

How to Take Homeopathic Remedies Make sure you select a potency of either 6C or 30C and take one pellet dose as soon as the symptoms strike. Repeat only if necessary. The best way to take remedies is by adding 3 pellets to your bottle of spring or purified water and sip during the day. If you are not sure, talk to a homeopathic practitioner.

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