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Dagmara                       Dagmara
Dagmara | Posted on 15 March 2010

Dose any one know of any good ways of controlling Hay fever????

Chris                         Chris
Chris | Posted on 16 September 2010

Couple of years ago I came across an article about using pure honey or honeycomb to control hayfever and I took on the recommendation. So far, it has proven to be effective. I use natural honeycomb or bush honey daily on toast or tea and they taste delicious. Do not expect immediate relief, it will build up the immunity gradually. When you stop taking the honeycomb/honey, the hayfever will soon return. That is my own personal experience. Hope this help.

ann                           ann
ann | Posted on 18 November 2013

same problem wit me , bad hay fever hinders me to do my everyday activities.. need to know more..

BELINDA                       BELINDA
BELINDA | Posted on 18 March 2010

I know horseradish is good for sinus, but i found a nasal spray called clear ways, its a mist like spray, its non addictive and you can use it as often as you like but, two sprays in each nostril i found was enough and then you end up blowing your nose clearing it all out and then it makes you spit phlem for a little while, no need to try it comes up naturally and i tell you the name speaks for itself, since ive started using that my sinus/hayfever has been minimal and bearable, i can breath n stopped sneezing- its not blackmores but they dont have a spray, if you prefer tablets then Horseradish, Garlic + C but you must persist with it cause it takes a month to kick in and three months to feel the full effect. I hope i helped you from my own experience. Good Luck.

Jodi                          Jodi
Jodi | Posted on 20 April 2010

Thanks for your tips Belinda! You are right in saying that garlic, horseradish and vitmain C do work quite well for hayfever but do require persistance. When taking this combination it is best to think preventatively. If you suffer from seasonal allergies it is an idea to begin taking horseradish, garlic and C 2-4 weeks before you think this time begins. When you are actually suffering from allergies the best thing to do is remove yourself from the allergen.... if possible! Sometimes this is not always the case. Drinknig lots of fluids such as water and herbal teas is also great for hayfever. It helps to celar out the allergen as well as any chemicals the bosy naturally produces in response to the allergen. Also remeber to eat healthy and get lots of rest to recharge your batteries when your feeling sniffly or stuffed up!

Cass                          Cass
Cass | Posted on 17 May 2010

I am a chronic allergy sufferer, and am pregnant as well, so I've been doing lots of investigation into allergy treatment options. I've just bit the bullet and bought a dehumidifier and have started a homeopathic remedy.... both seem to be making a difference.

Jurgen                        Jurgen
Jurgen | Posted on 26 May 2010

I also suffered chronic allergy for more years then I can remember. I have a dehumidifer that not turned on anymore. About 3 years ago I gained my health again when I worked out how much Nutritional supplements I should take. I take multi vitamins, omega 3, B vitamins but it is Vitamin C that I increase as I feel allergys, flue or cold start and decrease when the symptons are gone. I take vitamin C every day, at a dose I feel my body needs. Allergies affected me every year and I would get at least one cold a year. Since then I have not had a day in those 3 years that I have been sick.

Elissa                        Elissa
Elissa | Posted on 11 February 2011

Could you please tell me what homeopathic remedy you specificly use?
Thanks for that I have chronic hay fever and prefer natural remedies but have yet to find one for hay fever. :)

Brenda                        Brenda
Brenda | Posted on 28 July 2010

I have suffered with chronic sinus infections (viral) for ten years after having Glandular Fever. Due to medication that I take for mood disorders my mouth and nasal passages are always drying out and it is hard to clear the thick infected mucus from the sinus, causing pain and tenderness. Can anyone help with a solution?

Jodi                          Jodi
Jodi | Posted on 29 July 2010

Hi Brenda. Have you thought about supplementing with vitamins that can help to keep the mucous membrane healthy? Vitamin A is one such vitamin that is essential for keeping these membranes healthy. If they are drying out with your other medication then I can imagine this is what is making you more susceptible to recurrent viral infections. The mucous membrane is often thought of as the body’s first line of defence against foreign substance including viruses and bacteria. Vitamin A may help to strengthen this defence. You might also like to look into taking zinc and vitamin C for their support of the immune system as well as their role in wound healing and connective tissue health. Lastly a probiotic could also assist if only to help balance gut bacteria and further support your immunity. I hope this has helped Brenda!

Chris                         Chris
Chris | Posted on 16 September 2010

For Hayfever sufferers: Couple of years ago I came across an article about using pure honey or honeycomb to control hayfever and I took on the recommendation. So far, it has proven to be effective. I use natural honeycomb or bush honey daily on toast or tea and they taste delicious. Do not expect immediate relief, it will build up the immunity gradually. When you stop taking the honeycomb/honey, the hayfever will soon return. That is my own personal experience. Hope this help.

ann                           ann
ann | Posted on 21 November 2013

I've heard of this too using honey to avoid hay fever. . but i read also for others it didn't work well. Getting away with dust , cleaning your surroundings , vacuuming often and use a purifier, avoiding pollen would help too, but if it works for you then continue taking it.

Melinda                       Melinda
Melinda | Posted on 21 September 2010

Hi there, this is Melinda, I am a Blackmores naturopath. If you are using honey therapeutically, I find Manuka honey is fantastic. I also like it in herbal teas, like Echinacea, lemon and ginger, which are also beneficial for your immune system.
Does anyone else use herbal teas for your immune system and specifically for hayfever?

Leah                          Leah
Leah | Posted on 27 October 2010

Hi! Where can you suggest to get a pure Manuka honey? My hay fever is bad lately and I avoid taking anti-hay fever tablets as much as possible. I find the herbal teas really helpful and the aromatherapy but there are days that I feel really terrible. Thanks in advance!

Melinda                       Melinda
Melinda | Posted on 02 November 2010

Hi Leah,
Manuka honey is generally available in health food stores and pharmacies.

Kristi                        Kristi
Kristi | Posted on 14 March 2012

Hi Melinda
Can I take horse+garlic+C formula everyday as supplement?

Angela                        Angela
Angela | Posted on 17 August 2011

I am a massive fan of prevention rather than treatment if at all possible, totally fed up of antihistamines (even the non drowsy ones are actually still a bit drowsy)... My sister in the UK got me onto this stuff called HayMax, its an organic pollen barrier balm that traps pollen at your nostrils and helps stop symptoms from starting. I order mine from at haymax.biz because I don't know if they even sell it over here, but the postage from the UK is only 1.50 to Australia which is pretty cool. Hope this helps! :)

ann                           ann
ann | Posted on 25 November 2013

Hi Angela,

Is this balm effective? what else do you do?

Rosaria                       Rosaria
Rosaria | Posted on 16 March 2012

Hi Kristi, I am Rosaria, a Blackmores naturopath. You can certainly take horseradish+garlic+C on a daily basis, particularly during the hay fever season or when you feel unwell. Here you will find extra information on this product: www.blackmores.com.au/.../...eradish-garlic-and-c.

All the best Kristi!

Rosaria                       Rosaria
Rosaria | Posted on 16 March 2012

Hi Kristi, I am Rosaria, a Blackmores naturopath. You can certainly take horseradish+garlic+C on a daily basis, particularly during the hay fever season or when you feel unwell. Here you will find extra information on this product: www.blackmores.com.au/.../...eradish-garlic-and-c.

All the best Kristi!

Simone                        Simone
Simone | Posted on 13 April 2012

Over the last week I have been sneezing like crazy. I don't usually get hayfever and don't feel as though I have a cold. Is is possible to start getting hayfever out of the blue when you are 29? I did have alergies to cats and dust mites as a child which I outgrew. Thanks

Breeana                       Breeana
Breeana | Posted on 14 April 2012

I am 20 years old and had never suffered hay fever or any kind of allergies until I was 17. I've now had hay fever every year since. My father also had the same condition where he spent most of his life without hay fever and then it struck him in his adulthood. Neither of us are sure where it came from exactly but I suppose it means it can happen to anybody at anytime really. I've had the same issue the past week where I've been sneezing out of nowhere and it doesn't feel like a cold. I've just upped my supplements a bit to see if it helps.

Rosaria                       Rosaria
Rosaria | Posted on 16 April 2012

Hello Simone and Breeana, I am Rosaria a Blackmores naturopath. Thank you for bringing up a very interesting question.

Unfortunately allergies may develop at any time throughout life – and they may be brought up by quite a few factors. Stress is one of them, as stress can impact on the immune response. Some foods can also contribute to allergies, and so do airborne and environmental pollutants. Hay fever and a history of allergies to cats and dust mites are often related. It is therefore important to support the immune system with nutrients that balance the immune response, such as vitamin C, echinacea, and zinc. Horseradish is another lovely herb to take when having an allergy crisis. And of course, it would be useful to take note of what you have been eating prior the allergy crisis, as sometimes even a few squares of chocolate or a glass of wine may trigger an attack! All the best, Rosaria

Simone                        Simone
Simone | Posted on 18 April 2012

Thanks for your help Rosaria - I will start taking stock of what I'm eating, regards

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