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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 09:05 AM

Allergies!

Anyone have some natural remedies? These anti histamines are just getting to be too hard on me

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 02:00 PM

1. My doctor told me to try a saline nasal spray and see if that helps.

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 11:46 PM

2. This is my go-to site for cures

http://www.earthclinic.com

Apple cider vinegar is the most popular remedy for most conditions, and so it is for allergies too. The thing about this site though, is that people write in their experiences with the various cures so its good empirical evidence.

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/allergies.html

The Mr suddenly came down with a pounding sinus infection on a Friday evening, of course the doctor's office is closed until Monday. So I looked on this site, the remedy was to boil apple cider vinegar in water and inhale the steam. It cleared his sinuses in a couple minutes. He repeated once more during the night and he was cured. I tried it too, it was like inhaling battery acid but it sure worked! And there were no vile side effects.

on edit: I would say to also use a neti pot. I've had good luck with that for sinus issues.

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Response to arikara (Reply #2)

Sun May 4, 2014, 03:34 PM

3. thanks :)

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Response to arikara (Reply #2)

Tue May 6, 2014, 02:12 PM

6. Thanks arikara

I am going to try the inhalation of the CV next time I get sinus trouble.

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Response to arikara (Reply #2)

Wed May 14, 2014, 09:13 PM

7. Thanks for the link to this site, it's fantastic!

I had a sore throat yesterday and I looked it up and all I had to do was gargle with Cayenne pepper. Today I'm perfect

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Response to mackerel (Reply #7)

Wed May 14, 2014, 11:50 PM

8. That's great!

I love it when this stuff works.

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Response to arikara (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 10:01 PM

10. CAUTION: Only use DISTILLED WATER in your neti pot!

There are cases of people using regular tap water & the ended up w/terrible problems--or dead.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tap-water-in-neti-pots-behind-two-brain-eating-amoeba-deaths-in-2011-investigation-finds/

I would not use just the water, as it will hurt. Get the packets of saline designed for the neti pot to mix w/the distilled water. They are inexpensive at most drug stores.

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 3, 2014, 01:12 AM

11. Interesting. I've always just used tap water

you have to mix saline with it or it stings like crazy. I also add a pinch of baking soda.

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Response to arikara (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 7, 2014, 11:07 PM

17. adding Xilitol (like they put in sugarless gum) helps it break up resistant infections

 

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Tue May 6, 2014, 02:11 PM

5. Definitely "neti"

pot idea - I actually use a squeeze bottle as I found it easier.

Also use a saline nasal wash - for some reason it doesn't hurt as much as just water - and boy did just the water hurt.

My husband also rubs vaseline in his nose when he is going to spend time outdoors.

Good luck.

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 11:19 PM

9. I was going to start a thread on shin splints but then I remember this thread

and the http://www.earthclinic.com/ link and sure enough they have shin splints.

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Wed Sep 3, 2014, 08:21 PM

12. You will probably need a combination of things to help

Alkalol! I love this stuff for sinus problems. http://www.alkalolcompany.com/alkalol/#.VAe6vhayobQ

If you are suffering from seasonal allergies, try a combination of treatments. Try eliminating dairy products as they produce mucous which will cause sinus inflammation. If you have serious allergy/sinusitus, you might need to take something like Zyrtec at night, then take Claritin in the morning. If you still have nasal congestion, try Nasacort once a day.

I have noticed that my sinuses will clear with my sleeping positions. If you sleep on your back or stomach, try sleeping on your side. Also, it helps if you elevate your head/shoulders. Very important to keep your neck/shoulders supported/aligned. Use 2 pillows--one firm (on the bottom) and a softer pillow on top.

Also, try to find a naturopathic practitioner to work with you to find out where your sensitivities might be. IMHO, this will give you the most help.

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 09:51 AM

13. I found that eating local honey helps in the Springtime!

I see that the OP is dated way back in April so I'm a guessing it's about Springtime!

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 12:50 PM

14. I just wanted to add that if you have a water pic you can get a special

nosal to put on the end and it goes in one side of the nose and blocks out the air.

So it is a mega Neti pot. I used it all the time when I had the big sinus infection of 2013

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Response to mackerel (Original post)

Fri Sep 5, 2014, 03:12 PM

15. Thanks everyone. I've drinking apple cider vinegar with

water & honey a couple time a week. It's amazing!

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