Hay fever is an allergic reaction caused due to an exaggerated response of the immune system to allergic substances or allergens. It is also known as “allergic rhinitis”. Unlike a common cold which has similar symptoms, it often lasts for more than 2 weeks and typically don’t include the “fever” in its name.
Watery eyes and nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and roof of the mouth can all play their part in contributing to the sufferer’s discomfort.
As with other allergies, hay fever is a result of your own immune system mistaking a harmless substance as a harmful one and releasing chemicals that cause the symptoms. Strategic use of homeopathy can boost the immune response in the long term and at the same time help to reduce the allergic and inflammatory reactions in the here and now by using homeopathic “acute” remedies. The aim is for the homeopathy to optimise the overactive immune system and to treat the cause as well as the immediate symptoms for long term healing.
The conventional use of antihistamines and steroids can have uncomfortable side effects, especially on children and the over 60s, so homeopathic treatment is gentler and more safe as it stimulates the body’s self healing processes and supports the natural body mechanisms. It is not addictive and has no side effects.
Our clinic runs a special hay fever programme to help combat the symptoms of hay fever in a natural and side effect free way. Contact us if you have any questions or would like some advice.