This years allergy season has begun; spring brings tree & grass pollen, while fall follows with outdoor molds & weeds. For those suffering from irritated eyes, sneezing, congestion & general itchiness; spring can be miserable. The immune system is overreacting to the pollen/grass/mold/weed (aka the allergen), creating an immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies which trigger an allergic reaction.
There are several integrative approaches to seasonal allergies. Some lifestyle changes, testing and natural medicines can help you recover.
Changes at home
There are allergy tests available which will pinpoint your allergen:
Natural medicine options:
Your naturopathic doctor can help you get through allergy season and beyond. Inquires as to your digestive health and cortisol levels can help your doctor help you manage your allergies and prepare yourself for next season.
Dr. Rachael DelToro, ND
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. "Allergy Testing." https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/at-a-glance/allergy-testing
Gaby, Alan MD. Nutritional Medicine . "Allergic Rhinitis."
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