Aaaaaachoo!....Allergies... - Mothering Forums
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 06-05-2004, 07:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
mom2threenurslings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the midst of chaos in CT
Posts: 2,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is there anything other than sticking my head in my freezer that I can do about my allergies? I can not take antihistamines and my allergies are absoluytely killing me. My eyes are swollen almost shut, I can't stop sneezing, my nose is a faucet, and I have three children age 5 and under to take care of. I'm miserable.

Mama to A (12), Z (11), H (9), C (5), A (3) and 4 angels. 

mom2threenurslings is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 4 Old 06-05-2004, 09:51 PM
 
Wildcrafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try looking into stinging nettle supplements. I know my Mom had terrible allergies in spring and fall, and now takes nettle daily for a month before, and during the change of seasons. Her allergies are much improved. She read about it in a Dr. Andrew Weil newsletter.

Also, for myself, I make the following Hay Fever Tea. I know everyone says don't use sage during lactation (it can dry up your milk) I use very little and it has not effected me:

Goldenrod
Red Clover
Mullein
Nettle
Cinnamon Fern
Sage

I swear by it.

Hydrotherapy may also help.. Try steam inhalations or just rinsing your face first in cold then in hot water repeatedly and see if that doesn't give you some relief.

Hope you feel better soon!
Mary
Wildcrafter is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 06-06-2004, 01:47 AM
 
MamaAllNatural's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nearest chair with *ONE* nursling!
Posts: 6,882
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you tried Nettles and Eyebright yet? Those are really helpful. Also Bee Propylis is really good. I hope your allergies get better.
MamaAllNatural is offline  
 
#4 of 4 Old 06-08-2004, 03:56 AM
mse
 
mse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
omigod!!!! I was taking sage lozenges and wondering why my supply was dwindeling. Thank you so much I almost made the same mistake again without knowing it!!!

When I get allergies I take a tsp of local wild flower honey. It works like a vaccination giving you small doses of what's bugging you and if all else fails you get to eat a tsp of yummy honey! But it always helped me. (Oh ya b4 I was preg I would also use the honey for a hot tottie (hot water honey and juice from 1/2 a lemon) yum and sleepy bye for you.

take care
mse is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 4,455

7 members and 4,448 guests
alex-alex , allfobea28 , K703 , markwatney815 , omarinbox1888 , RhiannonRain , satkins
Most users ever online was 21,860, 06-22-2018 at 09:45 PM.