To understand The Hay Fever Prevention and Curing Protocol, you should first get familiar with The Hay Fever Cause.
For watery, hot eyes, a burning nasal discharge with sneezing, and symptoms that feel worse late at night, try Arsenicum album. Pulsatilla can help if your symptoms—thick, yellow mucus accompanied by a loss of taste and smell—are made worse by warm rooms but are better outdoors. If you have watery, itchy eyes and a runny but not irritated nose, try Euphrasia; if, on the other hand, your nose is irritated and your eyes are watery but not itchy, try A Ilium cepa. Homeopathic practitioners recommend that you consult with a homeopath for the best treatment for conditions like hay fever because it often takes comparing as many as 15 different homeopathic remedies to find the right choice for a given individual and his or her symptoms
Nutrition and Diet
Nutritionists believe that refined sugar and casein, the protein in dairy products, are mucus-producing substances that are best avoided during hay fever season. Taking a commercial preparation of chelated calcium and magnesium may help regulate histamine production. A diet high in fruits and vegetables will supply large amounts of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which help stabilize the body’s cells that contain histamine. Supplements of quercetin, a bioflavonoid, may also control histamine; take 250 mg four times a day, before or between meals.
Some researchers believe that honey has a de; sensitizing and antiallergic effect that may relieve some hay fever symptoms. Two months before the season starts, begin eating 2 tsp daily of raw honey that comes from a nearby hive. Or chew (but don’t swallow) a bite-size piece of honeycomb for five to 10 minutes twice a day. Check with your doctor first to avoid potential allergic reactions.
Many people with hay fever are also allergic to certain foods and may experience symptoms as a result of eating such foods as eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish, chocolate, dairy products, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, or food colorings or preservatives.
It is very difficult to completely avoid pollen or spores. However, reducing your exposure to the substances that trigger your hay fever should ease the severity of your symptoms. Follow the advice below to avoid being exposed to excessive amounts of pollen and spores.
- Avoid cutting grass, playing or walking in grassy areas, and camping.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes when you are outdoors.
- Change your clothes and take a shower after being outdoors to remove the pollen on your body.
- Try to stay indoors when the pollen count is high (over 50). See Symptoms for an explanation of the pollen count.
- Keep windows and doors shut in the house. If it gets too warm, draw the curtains to keep out the sun and keep the temperature down.
- Do not keep fresh flowers in the house.
- Vacuum regularly, ideally using a machine with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.
- Damp dust regularly. Dusting with a wet cloth, rather than a dry one, will collect the dust and stop any pollen from being spread around.
- Keep pets out of the house during the hay fever season. If your pet does come indoors, wash it regularly to remove any pollen from its fur.
- Do not smoke or let other people smoke in your house. Smoking and breathing in other people’s smoke will irritate the lining of your nose, eyes, throat and airways, and can make your symptoms worse.
- Keep car windows closed. You can buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car. This will need to be changed every time the car is serviced.