Homeopathic Remedies For Allergies
Below are the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for different types of allergy symptoms.
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- Allium Cepa
Eyes swell and are sensitive to light. Tears are profuse but do not irritate the skin around the eyes (Note:has very irritating eye discharge but non-irritating nasal discharge). Nose and eyes have great amounts of watery discharge. Frequent sneezing. Acrid nasal discharge burns, makes the nose and upper lip sore. Post-nasal drainage makes the throat feel raw. The person is extremely thirsty. A headache may be felt in the back of the head or in the forehead in the sinus area. Better with open air, especially if the air is cool. Cough is worse when cool air is inhaled. Symptoms worse indoors or in a warm room.
This is the homeopathic remedy made from ragweed. It is used for fall ragweed allergies that occur usually in September – October. Eyes itch and water a lot, the throat may be irritated and the breathing asthmatic. The nose and head may feel very stuffed up. Used if your allergies comes from exposure to ragweed pollen.
- Arsenicum Album
Asthma is often associated with hay fever allergy. Mental agitation, anxiety, and restlessness occur. Eyes burn, and tears are hot and acrid, stinging the face and cheeks. Sneezing can be extreme. There may be a tickle in one spot inside the nose that is not relieved by sneezing. Heavy mucus drainage from the nose alternates with blockage of the nose. Nasal discharge is watery, thin and burning and is not yellow or green. The upper lip is irritated and raw from the discharge. There is extreme thirst for warm drinks, which are sipped. Often, breathing is labored. The person is chilly and intensely intolerant of light. Better with warm applications to the face and nose, elevating the head, and wrapping up the body. Sitting up is often the best position. Wet weather, weather changes and being by the ocean aggravate the symptoms. Worse from midnight until 2:00 a.m.
- Arsenicum Iodatum
Constant desire to sneeze with irritation and tickling of the nose. Watery, irritating and excoriating discharge comes out the nose and runs down the back of the throat. If the allergy continues for a long period of time, the thin discharge changes to a thick and yellow, hanging discharge that becomes a post-nasal drip, irritating the back of the throat. There is a feeling of blockage within the head and Eustachian tubes. Trouble hearing because of this fluid blockage. Better outside in the open air. Worse with sneezing and dry, cold weather, windy and foggy weather and tobacco smoke. Worse from exertion and being indoors.
- Arum Triphyllum
Nasal discharge is extremely acrid and excoriating, making raw sores on the front of the nose and upper lip. (Allergies associated with the Arsenicum Iodatum remedy produce irritation but do not produce sores.) The nose can be obstructed, causing the person to breathe through the mouth. There is pain over the top part of the nose, with large scabs often forming on the right side. The person constantly picks at the nose and lips until they bleed. The lips, roof of the mouth, and palate are often sore or raw and burning; the lips are also chapped. The corners of the mouth can become raw, chapped and cracked. Profuse saliva. The voice becomes hoarse, worse from overuse and talking a lot. The face may feel chapped, as if a cold wind were blowing on it. Cold and wet winds, lying down, and the heat of a room aggravate the allergies.
The roof of the mouth is extremely itchy, and the eyes and ear canals itch and burn. The nostrils itch annoyingly. Sneezing and loss of smell.
For those who work in a damp or cold environment. Symptoms onset from sitting on cold, damp ground or with sudden changes of temperature, especially from warm to cold. The nose stuffs up with a cold rain. Constant sneezing and profuse, watery discharge from the eyes and nose. Eye discharges get worse in the open air. Thirst for cold drinks. Diarrhea and joint pain, especially in cold weather. Symptoms are often worse on hot days and cold nights (toward the end of summer and in early autumn). Symptoms are better with external warmth or by moving around.
The eyes water constantly, causing itching and burning. Sometimes a sticky mucus on the eyes can be removed by winking or wiping them. Eye discharge is acrid, burning, and often thick (opposite of Allium Cepa which is bland). Nasal discharge is profuse and watery, but does not irritate the nose or upper lip (opposite of Allium Cepa, which does). A frontal headache may accompany nasal discharge. Frequent sneezing that gets worse at night is common. Cough is better at night and worse during the day. Allergies are worse in the sunlight and the wind. Staying in a dark room is helpful.
There is violent sneezing and nasal discharge. The face is hot and the nose tingles and often has a burning discharge, especially in the morning. Not being thirsty accompanies these type of allergies, even though the mucous membranes are dry. Eyelids become so heavy that the person can hardly open them. Dull headache and slight fever. Legs may ache, and a chill may run up and down the spine. A peculiar symptom is profuse urination that accompanies a headache. Worse in humid, foggy weather and aggravated by sudden emotions, bad news, and sudden surprises. Worse in the summer and in the morning around 10:00 a.m.
- Histaminum Hydrochloricum
Dose on the first exposure to reduce allergy symptoms quickly! Use also for allergies caused by food, insect bites and pollen, and allergy symptoms such as skin irritations, nasal congestion and breathing difficulties. Histaminum hydrochloricum is also sometimes used as a remedy for non-allergic conditions like bronchitis, gastric pain, muscular pain and joint pain.
- Kalium Iodatum
Profuse, watery, nasal discharge burns the nose and lip. The tip of the nose is often red. Frontal sinus pain is common. Pain in the sinuses and head may make the person anxious and irritable. When the sinuses are full, the nose is dry and does not have discharge. There is extreme thirst with violent sneezing. The person feels alternately cold and hot.
- Natrum Muriaticum
Excessive, watery, nasal discharge, like the raw white of an egg. This thin discharge often lasts from one to three days and then the nose may become stuffy, making breathing difficult. Sneezing. The tongue has a frothy, bubbly coating, especially around the edges. Sometimes canker sores develop on the lips and the corners of the mouth. A salt craving is associated with this type of allergy. The mouth is dry, and the thirst seems unquenchable. The person often loses the senses of smell and taste. Sometimes, a hammering headache accompanies these allergies, which can be worse over the eyes. Allergies are worse in the morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and in the sun when it is warm outside. Better in the open air and when bathing in cool water. Perspiration relieves the allergies. Better wearing tight clothes or a tight wrapping around the body or face.
- Nux Vomica
Prolonged sneezing spells, especially when first awakening in the morning. Nasal discharge is runny during the day, but the nose is stuffed up at night and outdoors, and the stuffiness alternates between nostrils. There is itching all the way from the throat to the larynx and trachea. Itching is also felt in the eustachian tubes. Uncovering, noise, odor, and touch can sometimes start sneezing. The person is chilly and irritable and often stays up late at night with the bothersome allergies. Worse after eating a meal, in the cool and open air, in drafts, and in the wind. The person feels better when the nose begins to run. Symptoms are better from rest and napping, warm drinks, and moist air.
Similar to Nux vomica symptoms. The nose is runny during the day and stuffed up at night. The person is more mild and not angry or irritable by nature. Person is mild-tempered, more clingy and weepy.
Excessive sneezing with a runny nose. Prolonged sneezing attacks can cause nosebleeds and severe headaches. Severe frontal sinus pain Sensitive to the smell of apples. The eyes have a watery discharge, nose is very itchy. The roof of the mouth itches which is relieved by rubbing the tongue on it. This palate itching is less intense than seen with Arundo or Wyethia remedies. The eyelids are hot, red, and burning; but the tears do not redden the skin around the eyes. Sometimes the person has difficulty hearing due to Eustachian tube blockage. The mouth is dry, yet the person is not thirsty. Body chilliness and a sensitivity to cold air. Symptoms are often worse from the odor of strong foods such as garlic and onion and certain flowers. Allergies are relieved with warm food and drinks.
Back of the nose has a feeling of fullness with a dryness of the nasal membranes. Sneezing often and constantly needs to blow the nose, but gets no discharge. Dry scabs form, especially in the evening and at night. Feeling of floating in the air. Sometimes the neck is stiff. A dry, hacking cough comes on at night, which gets worse on inspiration. Worse with sudden changes of temperature.
Back of the nose and roof of the mouth itch intensely (similar to the allergies associated with Arundo). The throat is dry with sensation of being swollen, causing difficulty with swallowing and clearing the throat of mucus.
Other Types Of Allergies By Type And The Associated Homeopathic Remedy
|Allergy to||Homeopathic Remedy Most Often Used
|Grass, Freshly Cut||Allium cepa, Dulcamara, Pulsatilla, Sabadadilla|
|Grass Pollens||Medorrhinum, Nat sulph, Phosphorus, Senega|
|Guinea Pig Hair||Kali carb, Lycopodium|
|Hair Dyes||Sulphur, Tuberculinum|
|Insect Bites||Carbolic acid|