…and this year is a bad one. Patients have been contacting me with all sorts of the usual hay fever type symptoms: watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing, coughing. My own allergies progressed to asthma and I was compelled to rummage around for an inhaler to use for a few days this month. (It’s probably not the smartest move to use an old dust-covered asthma inhaler, but that old saying that doctors make terrible patients is often true.)
Antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays do work to quell hay fever symptoms, but are often terrifically expensive, especially if you don’t have health insurance.
Natural products can be quite effective, especially vitamin C, quercetin, and the herb stinging nettles, each of which acts like an antihistamine and which work even better when blended together.
You can buy these in an excellent combination product called Natural D-Hist. It’s available at many health food stores or from our apothecary by clicking this link.