Another term for hay fever is allergic rhinitis and, although hay and fever are in the name, most people are not allergic to hay and it does not cause a fever. Allergic rhinitis can make you feel miserable: sneezing, stuffy nose, red-itchy-watery eyes, headache, earache, fatigue, and more sneezing.
An allergic person has an immune system that mistakenly identifies pollens, molds, and pet dander as harmful offenders. In response, your body releases histamine, causing an inflammatory reaction. The sneezing, stuffiness, and watery eyes are evidence your body is trying to eliminate the offending allergens. Antihistamines work to cool the histamine reaction. Some foods and supplements with anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent or reduce symptoms.
This study found that probiotics can be used to prevent and treat allergic rhinitis.
And this study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a combination of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria probiotics lessened allergy symptoms.
Florify contains ten billion colony units from four different Lactobacillus strains and three different Bifidobacterium strains.
Grape Seed Extract
The grape flavonoids found in ProvexCV and ProVex-Plus have antihistamine action as well as anti-allergic action. Grape seed extract acts as a natural antihistamine.
Practical Tips to Reduce Exposure to Allergens
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide advises, when possible, to avoid exposure to allergy causing pollens and mold. The highest pollen counts occur between 5am and 10am. Pollen is in the air. It sticks to your clothes. You breathe pollen in through your mouth and your nose. Before heading outdoors apply a bit of MelaGel or Sunshades Lip Balm under your nose (not in your nose). This acts as a pollen barrier. You can also protect yourself from pollen by wearing a face mask or bandana over your nose and mouth.
When coming indoors, realize that you and your clothes may be covered with pollen. Taking a shower before bed and using a saline spray or nasal irrigation will help you sleep better.
When an allergy attack catches you off guard, try a few sprays of Cool Shot Breath.
It is important to control dust especially in the bedroom. Avoid vacuuming in the evening as it stirs up dust. Better yet, if possible, avoid having carpet in the bedroom. Regularly clean window sills as they can be an overlooked source of dust and mold. Reduce allergy causing dust by using Rustic Touch Furniture Polish.
Avoidance of allergens is the first line of defense. But for those times when pollens get the best of you, try CounterAct Allergy. It contains Loratadine, the same active ingredient and dosage used in Claritin, but with a savings of up to 50%. Loratadine helps reduce allergy symptoms by blocking histamine. Originally this medication was available by prescription only.
One Last Note
Many children and babies who develop eczema often go on to develop hay fever and asthma. This progression of eczema to hay fever and asthma is called "the atopic march." Scientists believe this progression starts by inheriting a skin barrier defect that allows exposure to more allergens and triggers the immune system to later develop more allergies. This article recommends moisturizing to protect and treat the skin of kids with eczema. By doing so perhaps asthma and allergic rhinitis can be prevented. Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion was specifically tested on persons with eczema and clinically proven to relieve dry skin associated with eczema.
~ Richard M Barry
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Hay Fever / Allergies Testimonials
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Ahhhhh, It is springtime and everything is in bloom. Pollen is everywhere. I begin sneezing and wonder if I am catching a seasonal cold. No I haven't missed my vitamins and my water. Then the telltale sign begins; my eyes start itching. If it is just a little I do my best to stay inside. This year there has been more rain than normal, so things haven't been as bad. But Oh for Counteract Allergy! One pill and within 15 - 20 minutes my symptoms have completely disappeared! And the best thing is I only need one a day! If it were just the sneezing and runny nose, and maybe the watery eyes, but when the eyes itch, that's where I draw the line. I am so glad CounterAct Allergy is there for me!
I'm allergic to animals but love them too much to not have a house full. I am allergic to hedgehogs, but have one. I'm allergic to cats but have two. I'm allergic to dogs but have three. Some call me crazy but it's no big deal because I take Counteract Allergy every day, and that product keeps me from scratching out my eyes. I also use Renew lotion when my skin reacts to the animals, and within five minutes I have no more red angry skin. I love that I can still have all of my fur babies.
I had severe allergies pretty much my whole life. I had no idea that would all change once I started using Melaleuca products. As a matter of fact, my allergies were so severe that I would be stuck in bed for a few days. I missed so many days from work. I'm happy to announce, since I started using Melaleuca products in 2012, I haven't had any issues with allergies. Everything in my home is Melaleuca. I not only changed all my cleaning products and personal care products, but also take the supplements. Thank you Melaleuca for giving me my life back!
I was one of those babies with eczema. My mother said I had it all over. Then in my 30s I got crazy hay fever. I'd sneeze so much it would take my breath away! I took allergy shots for a few years and it did help greatly, but still I would get allergy attacks and migraines. When I became a Melaleuca Customer, everything changed. Now an allergy attack is a super rare thing. I think it was the supplements, especially the Florify and ProvexCV and probably the Cold Water Omega. And as I got older I improved my diet adding more fruits and veggies. So it probably is a combination of things. Glad to have found Melaleuca.