Monday, June 11, 2007

Honey, Pollen, and Propolis can Relieve Your Allergy

If you have runny nose, watery eyes, congestion, frequent sneezing, itchy eyes, nose, roof of mouth or throat- swollen blue-colored skin under the eyes(allergic shiners), cough, or facial pressure and pain, and all these symptoms without pyrexia then you have hay fever which may also cause sleeplessness, fatigue, and irritability.

If you are male, being the the firstborn child during pollen season and/or have a family history of allergies then you are at increased risk of developing hay fever.

Your doctor may prescribe medications to decrease your signs and symptoms including nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, decongestants, Cromolyn sodium (to prevent release of histamine), leukotriene blocker(Singulair), and nasal atropine ( to alleviate runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes but not when they got glaucoma).

If those medications don't relieve the hay fever symptoms, the physician may recommend allergy shots (IMMUNOTHERAPY OR DESENSITIZATION therapy). Over a period of two to five years, you receive regular injections containing purified allergen extracts. The goal is to desensitize you to specific allergens, reduce your signs and symptoms, and decrease your need for medications.

Immunotherapy may be especially effective if you're allergic to cat dander, dust mites, or pollen produced by trees, grass and weeds. In children, immunotherapy may help prevent the development of asthma. Rarely, immunotherapy injections can cause a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), and this is why this technique should be performed in a hospital situation.

As we have seen the major cause of hay fever is the pollen, consequently if you introduce them in a tolerable way to the body, so that the body gets used to them and does not get upset when exposed to them as it becomes desensitized to them.

Honey, Pollen Grains, and Propolis can relieve your allergy:
1- HONEY:
*A teaspoonful of locally sourced honey ( produced in your local area). It is very important that this honey is not filtered to keep all its content of pollen grains.
* Honey can br mixed with Cabbage juice and applied locally for skin allergies.

2- POLLEN GRAINS :
Taken Oollen pillsfrom around March until August gives % 99 relief from hay fever.
There are many brands of pollen grain pills but it is of crucial importance that the pollen is collected from different geographic areas so that it may contain the specific allergen that your body reacts to.

3- PROPOLIS :
1/4 gram propolis dry extract capsules were given 7-8 times daily for 8 days produced good results in France. A smaller dose is given for 2 successive years to get rid of hay fever.

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