More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It’s also one of the most common conditions affecting children. So chances are you or a loved one suffer from symptoms each spring.
This is where homeopathic medicines can help relieve bothersome allergy symptoms and, in the worst cases, decrease the need for heavy medication, says Boiron’s pharmacist Christophe Merville, D.Pharm. “Homeopathic medicines are used in many countries as a first line of treatment for allergies, precisely because they are less invasive and more cost-effective,” says Merville. He recommends the following medicines for allergies.
Allium cepa 6C can help with allergic or viral runny nose accompanied by spasmodic sneezing with irritating and watery discharge and improved by fresh air.* When skin or mucous membranes are swollen, pink-red and itching, Apis mellifica 30C can provide relief.* Histaminum hydrochloricum 30C relieves hay fever, hives, or even a reaction to an insect bite.* The homeopathic preparation of stinging nettle called Urtica urens 6C is useful for hives and skin rashes.*
To use these medicines, simply let five pellets dissolve under your tongue three times a day, or every 20 minutes during an episode of hay fever.
Allium cepa and Histaminum hydrochloricum are two of the active ingredients found in RhinAllergy, formerly known as Sabadil. This non-drowsy allergy medicine conveniently addresses a variety of symptoms from upper respiratory allergies or hay fever, including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy throat and nose.* Looking for allergy relief for kids? RhinAllergy is also available in quick-dissolving tablets and slightly-sweet pellets for children ages 2 and up.
The homeopathic medicines listed above have no known drug interactions and can be used with other medications and allergy treatments, including immunotherapy shots.
To learn more about which medicine is right for your allergy symptoms, be sure to download Boiron’s new and improved Medicine Finder app, free for iOs, Android, and other smart devices.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.