Helpful Hints and Simple Home Remedies - Allergies

For symptoms of environmental allergies (stuffy nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, fatigue), try these simple solutions:

¨ Nettles leaf can be used in capsule form or as a tea, and is very helpful for symptoms of allergies.  Take one capsule or drink one cup of tea 2-3 times a day.

¨ Rinse your face with cool water every hour and change your clothes when you come in from the outdoors.  This decreases pollen exposure.

¨ Buffered vitamin C, 1000mg twice a day can help control allergy symptoms.

¨ Quercetin is a bioflavonoid useful for environmental allergies.  200mg twice a day is a reasonable dose.

¨ Saline nasal mist, inhaled gently three times a day decreases nasal symptoms and post nasal drip.

¨ Fexofenadine 180mg or loratadine 20mg, can be purchased over the counter and are helpful for allergy relief.

¨ Use breathe right strips at night.

¨ For some people, milk thistle seed is very helpful.  Take 100-200mg daily.


Sublingual desensitization with homeopathic dilutions can be used to decrease allergy symptoms over time.  It is easy and inexpensive.  Contact the office and make an appointment to discuss this if you have troublesome or persistent allergies.