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Best Allergy Medicine For Hay Fever-Medication And Natural Treatment

Hay Fever Allergy Tips For Families


Medication Versus Natural Treatment


When you have allergies to hay fever, you often have to use a combination of medication and natural treatments to cope. I experience allergies and hay fever every fall season where I live. I strongly recommend you go with the natural treatments first, then if you have no choice add medications to your treatment plan. In my younger days, I depended completely on medications during our hay fever season, as the years went by I noticed my medications were not as effective. For a long time I had to switch from one allergy hay fever medication to another to experience any relief, now I use my natural treatments first, and save medication as a last resort.


medication versus natural treatment for hay fever


Ragweed And Hay Fever


The majority of people who suffer from allergies and hay fever are most effected by the pollen of the plant by the name of ragweed, this plant pollen comes in other names which often people are exposing themselves without even realizing it? These plants are most common in the east and mid-western part of the United States, one ragweed plant can produce as much as one billion pollen grains.

  • Sage
  • Burweed March Elder
  • Rabbit Brush ( Bur Ragweed )
  • Mugworts
  • Groundsel Brush
  • Golden Rod
  • Marrigolds
  • Zinnias
  • Sunflowers

As you can see ragweed can be right in many people’s backyards and they might not be aware of it, many of the flower forms are common garden favorites. Are you a herbal tea drinker, if so stay away from chamomile tea which is in the ragweed family.


chamomile plant allergies

Chamomile Plant In Bloom


Best Hay Fever Allergy Medication Plan


  • Non-Sedating Anti-Histamine Tablets
  • Steroid Nasal Spray
  • Anti-Inflammatory Eye Drops
  • Steroid Tablets


These are the medication physicians will prescribe people with hay fever use to cope during hay fever season, the non-sedating anti-histamine tablets do not work the same for everyone? Most people must experiment until they find the one which works the best for them, in my own experience I have found over-using these they work less effectively. The use of the steroid nasal spray prevents inflammation, you must use these nasal sprays regularly every day during the hay fever season. The anti-inflammatory eye drops must be used at the least twice per day, when you use steroid tablets many people do experience a reduction in their hay fever symptoms, these should only be used with severe hay fever symptoms.


anti-histamine tablets for hay fever allergies


Natural Hay Fever Allergy Relief


I highly recommend you give the natural relief a try before taking any of the medications recommended in this article, anytime you can cope with any allergy symptoms naturally your body is going to react in a much more positive way. Many people don’t realize the more medications we put into our bodies the more damage it can do over time, even these products are over-the-counter do not mix naturally with your body chemistry.


  • Avoid Being Outdoors Early In The Morning & Evenings When Pollen Count Is It’s Highest
  • Pollen Hides In Your Hair So Washing Your Hair More Frequently Is A Good Habit To Form
  • Petroleum Jelly At The Entrance Of Your Nostrils Traps Pollen
  • Beeswax Is A Good Alternative To The Petroleum Jelly
  • Wrap Around Sun Glasses Protects Your Eyes From Pollen
  • Keeping Your Windows Closed On Hot Dry Days
  • Your Car Air Conditioning Should Have A Pollen Filter


Children With Hay Fever Allergies


When it comes to giving your child medication you really want to be extra careful, many of the medications for hay fever are not recommended for very young children? Trying some natural hay fever remedies is a good strategy with children, many times we can avoid medication simply by changing the things we do and our diets?

  • Avoid Outdoor Play On Windy Days & Right After Thunderstorms
  • Many Children & Adults Cope Well Using An Humidifier
  • Another Good Alternative To The Humidifier Is A Steam Bowl
  • Eculyptus Oil Will Ease Your Stuffy Nose
  • Lemon Myrtle Can Also Be Used For Stuffy Noses


Recommend Foods

  • Dark Green Leafy Veggies
  • Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Yams
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger


green smoothie for hay fever relief

Green Smoothies For Hay Fever Relief


Foods To Avoid During Hay Fever Season


  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Peanuts
  • Wheat
  • Alcohol
  • Food Coloring
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Red Meat
  • Sugar


What Is On My Mind Today?


Whenever possible using natural methods is always healthier for your body, the medications we use do affect our bodies in a negative way if over-used regularly? Even though physicians recommend the medications in this article, I recommend you give natural products a try first. There are natural hay fever allergy products available on the market today, I really believe choosing these products are your best choices over medications. Of course many of these natural products are more expensive, but in the long run you are investing in your health by using these natural products instead of medications. I use saline nasal spray year-round for my allergy symptoms, when you use these safer nasal sprays regularly your nasal symptoms remain much less severe.


natural herbal products for hay fever

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6 thoughts on “Best Allergy Medicine For Hay Fever-Medication And Natural Treatment

  1. I agree that natural methods are best to try before going to any prescription medicines. In some places the pollen is so thick that even if you do not usually have a reaction to pollen you may still have a reaction due to the shear volume of pollen in the air.
    One thing to note is that some of the prescription meds, not only do they not work as well over time, but you may have to use more and more of them to get the relief that you are seeking. Another thing to note is that when you stop using prescription allergy meds, there may be a withdrawal period where symptoms appear to be worse than usual. This is due to withdrawal and not to increased allergies. This causes a lot of allergy sufferers to double down on their meds when they really shouldn’t.

    1. Thank You Matendi

      I appreciate you sharing so much beneficial information with my other readers, yes medication can cause you many problems when over-using for long periods of time.


  2. Hi, Jeff Interesting article.

    I couldn’t agree more on the fact that too many are on some kind of prescription medication, where there could be a natural remedy that didn’t come with the many side effects you so often see with medication.

    Have you heard of balancing out your omega 6’s and 3’s?

    You should definitely look into that since it’s known that omega 3 helps on asthma and allergy and a lot more. Also one of the reasons so many get’s lifestyle-related diseases is that they get too much omega 6 and too little omega 3 which is causing a silent inflammation in the body.

    1. Thank You Jasser,

      I am happy you shared this information with my readers and myself, I am going to looking into changing my diet and see if it helps my allergies in the fall season. 

      Great Info Thank You Much


  3. I suffer, from chronic allergies where I live. My worst time of the year is Fall and winter, especially when the heaters are running. I suffer sinus problems, severely. I usually have to take an allergy medication with a degongestion, and it still doesn’t help well. I never though about trying a peppermint oil, or a eucalyptus oil to help. I’m definitely going to give that a try this year. Thank for for the informative information on natural remedies for allergies.

    1. Thank  You Amber Wade,

      I do wish your the best with the essential oils for allergies, you can use a humidifier as well in your bedroom if you are not already doing so. Allergies are miserable to live with, often our immune system does not react well to medications so natural sources are a good option to try.


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