Does homeopathy help with hay fever??
Most people are looking forward to spring. The ever-growing group of hay fever patients, however, observes the pollen calendar in early spring with concern. Watery, burning eyes, sneezing fits and itching attacks plague sufferers so much that they stay indoors in fine weather if possible.
Hyposensitization does not always bring the desired success and lasts up to five years. Since conventional medicine can do little, many patients turn to homeopathic remedies to alleviate troublesome symptoms.
What are the possibilities of homeopathy for hay fever??
Can homeopathy help to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever?? Homeopathy is a science that treats ailments with remedies that are similar to the cause of the ailment. Each patient is seen as an individual. The current condition of the sufferer is also always taken into account.
It is also important for the patient to observe himself closely. When and in which weather conditions do the symptoms occur?? Which complaints are in the foreground? If the symptoms are accompanied by mood swings, headaches or heavy sweating? Only after a targeted analysis can a promising therapy be started.
What remedies can help hay fever patients?
The Kitchen onion (Allium cepa) Helps with slightly watery eyes, impaired sense of smell and rhinitis. The clinical picture is reminiscent of complaints that non-affected people know from cutting onions.
Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) is used when strongly itching, reddened eyes with possibly purulent secretions burden the patient. This clinical picture includes sluggishness and photophobia.
The Mexican Malpighiacee (Galphimia glauca) helps with itchy skin, runny nose and swollen airways. The sponge gourd (Luffa operculata) proves its worth when the patient is listless and irritable and when the dry nose with bark formation and shortness of breath becomes a plague.
Lice seed (Sabadilla) helps with violent sneezing attacks and the feeling of constantly having to clear one’s throat.
How quickly the effect sets in?
Homeopaths know about 90 remedies that bring relief from hay fever. Finding the right remedy for the respective patient is therefore not easy.
An effect can be seen after hours or possibly only after days. Sometimes there is no effect at all and the doctor and patient have to search for the right remedy together.
Other possibilities for relief
In addition to non-medicinal treatment options such as saline nasal sprays or nasal douches, CBD oil or CBD balm can also be tried. The effect spectrum of CBD is very varied and can be used preventively for hay fever.
It is advisable to begin taking them before the peak season. CBD is a natural alternative that can also be used long-term. With the 5% oils good results can already be achieved here.