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Old 11-05-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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Moderator cut: no adsI would look for someone who does acupuncture and had experience with it and allergies.

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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You must see an allergist or try things single foods on an empty stomach as a test, I am allergic to just about all tropical foods, corn and cilantro. Have benedryl handy
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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You must see an allergist or try things single foods on an empty stomach as a test, I am allergic to just about all tropical foods, corn and cilantro. Have benedryl handy
Very good suggestion. Testing!

I have read some raw bee products gathered locally can be beneficial. Clean filtered air. And tons of onions. Best of health to you!
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:39 PM
 
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As other people have suggested, the first starting point is to do an allergy test and find out which allergies you may suffer from. Specifically, food allergies, as someone mentioned, can magnify allergic reactions. If you suffer from grain allergies and you are eating these and then there's pollen in the air, it will no doubt make things worse as the body will already be fighting another reaction. Linked to digestion and the effective absorption of minerals and vitamins, irritated intestinal linings can also mean that body struggles to get the right balance to manage its defences, so I've seen probiotics mentioned many times as a starting point.

You mention quercetin, it's something it's something I've taken many times myself in the past. The only thing to note is that it has a short half life, so after two hours you may see a reduction in its benefits. You should obviously take antihistamines regularly and in some cases, you may need to try different types until you find one that works for you. There are loads of other natural antihistamines that are often promoted including vitamin c.

I've taken allergy shots and they do help, but you are limited to how often you can take these as they can cause bone thining. I would say they reduce the effects of my allergy by 20-35% but no more.

I've also used a salt rinse aid before bed and after bed to help when things are especially bad.
If you travel by car, air conditioning can help as it will filter out pollen.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:11 AM
 
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I have read that improving your microbiome may be one of the main ways to lessen
or eliminate allergies.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:37 PM
 
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6273625/

I saw quercetin mentioned in post #14 and would like to know more. I'll be looking for more information but just found this so will plunk in in here. There's a lot more information in the actual article.

Quercetin is known for its antioxidant activity in radical scavenging and anti-allergic properties characterized by stimulation of immune system, antiviral activity, inhibition of histamine release, decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines, leukotrienes creation, and suppresses interleukin IL-4 production.
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