Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Few Natural Remedies For Allergies

If you have seasonal allergies and are reluctant to take strong allergy medication, there are a few natural remedies for allergies that can be very helpful for the worst of the symptoms.

Quite a number oft the most popular natural remedies for allergies not only give relief for symptoms, they also help strengthen the body’s immune system so that it is better at combating allergens and the reactions they cause.

Most people know that one of the best natural remedies for allergies is taking vitamin C. But most people don’t know that taking something called quercetin which is a bioflavonoid can also help. Both of these substances are natural antihistamines and they will go to work attacking the histamine your body is producing on its own as a response to the allergens it is encountering. Taking vitamin C will strengthen your immune system and make it more responsive to allergic reactions. This method is not intended for use with an acute attack. It is best begun six weeks before allergy season is set to begin.

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What Are Some Of The Most Common Spring Allergies Symptoms?

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Most people who suffer from any type of seasonal allergy will experience their worst spring allergies symptoms in the spring time. That is the season when all the flowering plants are in bloom and the grass is beginning to grow again after having been dormant all winter long. The worst spring allergies symptoms are runny nose, water eyes and sneezing. Runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and dark circles under the eyes.

Many people who are just beginning to develop spring allergies think that they are just having a cold that lasts a long time. It is usually not until a few seasons have repeated themselves that they begin to put the pieces together. More than 35 million Americans suffer with seasonal allergies each year.

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Pollen Allergies Symptoms

Pollen allergy symptoms can be very troublesome. They are caused by the release of pollen into the air by plants. The worst times of year for people who have pollen allergy symptoms is in the spring and fall.

The worst symptoms of a pollen allergy include sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes and a runny nose. Some people also experience problems with an itchy throat or eyes.

It is possible to differentiate between normal pollen allergy symptoms and the symptoms of a common cold.

Colds normally produce much thicker nasal secretions than an allergic reaction will. Colds will also typically cause a sore throat, a symptom that is almost never seen with an allergy to pollen. Colds may also cause fevers and these will never be seen in a person who is experiencing an allergic reaction to pollen. Colds will also run their course in about 7 to 10 days, whereas the symptoms from an allergy to pollen will persist throughout the entire season.

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Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

Anyone who has any kind of intolerance to wheat or any of its byproducts is said to have a wheat allergy. Some of those people will have something called celiac disease and others will not. Each of the two conditions are determined by blood tests or skin testing which is carried out by an allergist, a physician specially trained in diagnosing and treating allergies of all sorts. It is important to realize, though, that a person can get negative test results for all of these tests and still suffer with terrible reactions every time they eat anything with wheat in it. This is what constitutes a wheat intolerance.

Wheat intolerance symptoms can present as many as 48 hours after ingesting any wheat products which often makes it very difficult for the average, uneducated sufferer to diagnose. Most wheat allergies symptoms include diarrhea, gas, cramps, constipation and can even include skin disorders like extreme rashes, eczema. Some people exhibit their wheat allergies symptoms in the form of sneezing, itch, watery eyes and sneezing and coughing.

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