An allergic disease, also called allergic rhinitis, of mucous membranes
of the nose, eyes, and upper air passages induced by external irritation.
Air-borne pollens. Spring type is due to pollens of trees such as
oak, elm, hickory, and ash. The summer type is due to pollens of plants
such as grasses, plantain, and sorrel. The fall type is due principally
to the pollen of ragweeds. Nonseasonal hay fever may result from inhalation
of irritating substances such as the danders of animals, feathers,
or dust such as hay, straw, or house dust or from ingestion of drugs
or foods to which the subject is allergic.
Those who suffer from hay fever symptoms throughout the year are
said to have perennial rhinitis.
Inflammation, catarrh, watery discharges from the eyes, coryza, headache,
asthmatic symptoms. Itchy watery eyes, sneezing,
and nervous irritability. Treatment includes either remove the patient
from contact with the allergen or remove the allergen from the patient's
environment. Filtration of air by masks and nasal filters may be helpful.
Drug therapy in which epinephrine, antihistamines, or other drugs
are given orally or used as nose drops, or nasal sprays. Prophylactic
treatment consisting of desensitization by injection of pollen extracts
to which the subject is sensitive may be of benefit.
Coenzyme Q10, 30 mg. twice per day, improves oxygenation
and immunity. Raw thymus glandular, 500 mg. twice per
day, promotes immune function. Vitamin A, 25,000
IU per day, is a powerful immunostimulant. Vitamin B
complex, taken as directed on the label, enhances immune function.
Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids, 3,000-10,000 mg.
per day, is a potent immunostimulant. Germanium, 100 mg.
twice per day, improves immune system function. Proteolytic enzymes,
taken with and between meals, is necessary for digestion of essential
nutrients that boost immune system. Royal jelly capsules, taken as
directed on the label, helps to reduce fever and to destroy bacteria.
Zinc, 50-80 mg. per day (when feverish, zinc should be
omitted). Alfalfa liquid, twice daily in juice, is needed for chlorophyll
and vitamin K. Vitamin E, 400-800
IU per day, boosts the immune system.
- Cabbage, skunk
- Calamus, root
- Clover, red
- Cohosh, black
- Dock, yellow
- Elm, slippery
- Eyebright, red
- Golden rod
- Ivy, ground
- Jasmine, yellow
- Lemon, juice
- Plum, wild, bark
- Senega snakeroot
- Skunk cabbage
Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains, raw seeds, and nuts. Eat yogurt
or any soured products 3 times a week. Stay on a high-fiber
diet. Eliminate dairy products, white flour products, sugar, packaged
or canned foods, tobacco, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, pies, cakes,
or any junk foods.
An old remedy for hay fever includes the theory that pollen collected
by the honey bee will be digested and deposited into the honey it
makes. Minute deposits of this pollen, taken in the form of this local
honey, will slowly immunize against the allergy and irritation of
these pollens. The honey must be local to the residence of the patient
and collected with the honeycomb without refinement. Refining the
honey destroys or removes the pollen deposits. Taken with cod liver
oil (tablets are not the same, must have the oil), it will take several
weeks to notice the changes, but the immunity will kick in and the
next hay fever season will be lighter until the allergy is controllable
or goes away completely. This applies to all allergies that are food,
pollen, or skin allergies that produce eczema and rashes.