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Has anyone had luck with natural remedies for hayfever/allergies?

By Expert HERWriter September 2, 2009 - 10:33pm
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Hi everyone,

A close girlfriend of mine was telling me that her husband has horrendous allergies to grass, pollen, etc. He takes Claritin-D everyday and they help somewhat. But she is really into natural remedies, like when she gets a cold she does great with garlic capsules, echinacea, etc. And she's hoping she can convince her husband to try something natural instead of always relying on Claritin-D. Has anyone had any luck taking some type of vitamin, herb, etc., to help with allergies? If so, what helped you and how long did it take to start making a difference? Thanks anyone and everyone for your help! Michelle

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I am curious if anyone has had results as well! I have severe allergies, and have tried "everything"..and unfortunately the only thing that has actually significantly decreased my allergies are immunotherapy (allergy shots) and prescription antihistamine.

Now that I have been using immunotherapy for a year, I am able to lessen the amount of allergy medications that I use...which is a great thing! Allergy shots are the closest thing I can recommend to "medication-free" (the injections use a purified form of the allergen, but with any injection, there are other active and inactive ingredients).

Has he tried a neti-pot? I just have not heard of many success stories with the natural-route in people with significant allergies, as it is the histamines in our bodies that need to be suppressed (they cause the awful symptoms)..and so far, this is best done by antihistamines. Again, am looking forward to anyone's recommendations!

September 3, 2009 - 1:30pm
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