As someone who has suffered with extemely bad hayfever for most of my life, i definitely sympathise. Especially since for most of my life i was trying virtually every prescription hayfever drug to try and at least alleviate the symptoms.
Eventually nothing worked, i think it is mostly because my body built up an immunity to all of those prescription drugs and none of them really combatted the issue. I've found in recent years that more natural remedies help better than the drugs ever did. As stupid as that may sound, there is a certain logic behind nature helping to deal with problems caused by nature.
The best natural remedy for hayfever is local honey.
I think the reason why this works, is by eating the honey produced by the bees in the area where you live, you are ingesting the pollen that is affecting you in a different form allowing your body to break it down and deal with it, which stops your body having such an adverse reaction to it when you breathe it in.
getting hold of it however is the hard part. - you can probably find it at a local farmers market or if you find a wholefoods near you they could refer you to somewhere that has it or even carry it themselves.
edit: also taking a natural remedy means you avoid the side effects associated with the stronger medicines, and likely also means that you won't develop an immunity to antihistamines in case you need them in the future for other allergies. (not sure if the immunity thing is correct though but i found that over the years the medicines were less effective and i had to change them because of it)
hopefully this helps.
Last edited by Thaliya; 17-06-2012 at 16:09.
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