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What natural treatments to cure allergic rhinitis are there?

What natural treatments to cure allergic rhinitis are there?

None are reliable: The only cure for allergies is allergy shots. Allergy can be treated by avoiding what you are allergic to (e.g., cats), antihistamines or prescription nasal sprays. There is no evidence that "natural" treatments work and sometimes, they may make allergies worse. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Any proven natural sinus allergy treatments?

Any proven natural sinus allergy treatments?

Saline sinus lavages: Use of sinus rinses such as neti pot or sinus squeeze bottles can clean out sinuses and have been shown to be effective in decreasing the number and complications from sinus infections. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies and supplements for allergic rhinitis actually work?

What herbal remedies and supplements for allergic rhinitis actually work?

Good Question: Oil of oregano capsule, butterbur, steam inhalation with ponaris nasal oil, saffaron in milk, and rub on nose tip vit c. In health store called sinus clear does wonders. ...Read more

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What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

What are natural decongestants for spring allergies?

Yes but: A Chinese herb name Ma Huang had been used for asthma and has some decongestant effect. However this is like taking pseudoephedrine and the side effects are considered unacceptable. ...Read more

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Non allergic nasal drip chronic. What is best treatment?

Non allergic nasal drip chronic.  What is best treatment?

First generation: Antihistamines are effective due to their anticholinergic (drying) effect. The most popular is diphenhydramine. Unfortunately these medications are poorly tolerated due to their side effect of lethargy. Another class of medications you can try are topical nasal antihistamines. Azelastine has been shown in clinical trials to be effective for non-allergic rhinitis. This must be prescribed. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these 3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more

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Which are some natural cures for seasonal allergies?

Which are some natural cures for seasonal allergies?

Natural cures: No proven natural cures for nasal allergies exist; especially not regionally harvested honey (urban legend). Some persons might consider allergy shots a natural remedy, and allergy shots, given in the correct dose, once or twice per month can cure allergies, or at least induce a long-lasting remission. ...Read more

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What are some good homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

What are some good homeopathic remedies for allergic rhinitis?

Over 600 possible!: A professional homeopath can select the best remedy for this problem. Homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis has been documented in scientific research. http://tinyurl.com/lv7eapm a randomized controlled study showed that compared with placebo, homeopathy provoked a clear, significant, and clinically relevant improvement, similar to that found with topical steroids. http://tinyurl.com/7t9yabn ...Read more

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What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more

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What is best natural solution/medicine for allergies , symptoms : nasal congestion?

What is best natural solution/medicine for allergies , symptoms : nasal congestion?

Saline: Saline nasal spray or rinses can help with allergy symptoms. Otherwise there are numerous medicines that are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

I have never tried : Phytotherapy, or plant medicine for allergic rhinitis, but there is some data which suggests that butterbut, stinging nettle and some combinations of chinese herbal medicines are effective. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural remedy for eye allergic?

What's the optimal natural remedy for eye allergic?

Tears: Preservative free tears, and there a natural eye drops by similasan made for allergies, and cool compresses (wash cloth with cool water the closed eyes). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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What natural treatments do you recommend for allergic rhinitis?

What natural treatments do you recommend for allergic rhinitis?

Allergy injections: The most effective treatment for environmental allergies is allergy injections. There is no steroid or antihistamine in allergy injections---just the extract of what you are allergic to. Also, allergy injections are "disease modifying" meaning that even when allergy injections are stopped after 3-5 years, the good effect has modified the allergy part of the immune system meaning less symptoms. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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Natural cure for hay fever worse than the disease if allergic to it?

Natural cure for hay fever worse than the disease if allergic to it?

Absolutely!: Hay fever (pollen allergy) is an allergy to pollens, which are plant proteins. Many "natural" remedies are derived from plants, and it's not too hard to imagine that some of the plant proteins in the natural remedies could be recognized by your immune system as being very similar to pollens. A classic example is cross-reactivity between ragweed pollen and chamomile. ...Read more