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Old 05-15-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I'm looking for tips for relief of drippy nose & nasal itch related to seasonal allergies.

NO DRUGS please.

Any tips for natural remedies ? Anyone use tea tree oil ?
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I get a clogged up nose and drips due to allergies. I try to have a cup of green tea each day and at night I use breath right strips to help open my nasal passages more to aid in sleep. The green tea seems to help clear me up in the morning.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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Sounds like you should try a neti pot.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Hot showers work temporarily. No luck with tea tree oil, relatively decent luck with ephedra before it was pulled off the market. Why no drugs? Hands down, OTC Zyrtec has worked better than any other remedy..naturopathic or otherwise.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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A great natural histamine blocker is plain old water, LOTS OF IT !! ! Vitamin C and B6 always works. Black pepper is another. Zinc supplements may also help.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Talking tea tree oil.......

Out of desperation, I actually tried tea tree oil, and it did help stop the itching in my nose, and I think it helped with the inflammation slightly !!

I put about 5 drops to TTO into a tiny dish, added some spring water (about 2 or 3tablespoons) and dipped a q-tip into the solution and dabbed the inside of my nose. After about 30 seconds of slight sting, my nose felt much better and didn't itch. I did that 3 times yesterday. It's significantly better today
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Definitely use a netti pot. It will help clear your nasal cavity of lots of disgusting stuff!

That said, I have HORRIBLE allergies (not sure how bad yours are) but honestly I would rather take my four drugs (yes four) and be able to breath without trouble, not having my nose like a leaky faucet and going through a box of kleenex every hour. I couldn't survive without them!
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Untreated, or improperly treated, hayfever can develop into asthma. You might want to think about that before you rule out the usual medication.

Try to eliminate any allegens around your house if you can. Pets, wool rugs and clothing, dust, all add to an allergen overload on your system and cause the seasonal pollens to lay you low. Damp mop your floors at least once a week and if you have carpets, think about getting rid of them.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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Alot of people get relief on seasonal allerigies by finding some local honey and taking a tablespoon per day.Make sure it is local honey.You need to start it before the season and continue.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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I have your answer!! Look for a local Salt Room!!

I am a natural health fanatic and have spent a lot of time researching an alternative to allergy medicine for my husband's chronic allergies. What I discovered is a special health clinic called a salt room and they use whats called Halotherapy.

It is an old technique of promoting health which looked into why salt miners who were constantly in salt caves never got sick, and also why going to the seaside helps us get over illness. Turns out there are places called "Salt Rooms" which create a man made salt cave with salt on the walls and lots of salt lamps (the lamps purify the air and create negative ions which reduce inflammation.) These salt rooms also blow powdered salt into the air and it works out to be the equivalent of 3 days at the beach in a 45 minute session!!

My family are true believers in salt therapy. It is especially good for kids because there are no side effects and its completely safe. Its also great for ear infections and skin problems!
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