seems that we have only just got
over the horrible coughs, colds
and flu's that were about
all winter long, yet for some
people, Spring means the start
of early hay fever. For most people
May is the start of hay fever
season but a percentage of sufferers
have 'early' hay fever when the
trees and shrubs are beginning
to bud and spring into leaf.
Of course there are many remedies
on the market but if you prefer
to use herbal or alternative remedies
you could try Potters Allerclear
(available at Boots). The tablets
contain garlic oil and echinacea
- garlic is both antimicrobial
and anti-catarrhal, helping to
loosen and reduce phlegm. Echinacea
is well known and respected as
an anti-inflammatory which can
stimulate the body's immune system.
The remedy can help with the symptoms
of rhinitis, congestion and throat
phlegm, helping to ease the symptoms
of hay fever. The downside is
that you need to take 2 tablets
3 times a day.
If you prefer to take allergy
treatment in syrup form then Piriton
Syrup is a good one to go for.
Remember to consult your GP before
taking herbal or alternative medicines
if you are pregnant or breast
feeding, have an existing condition
such as epilepsy or diabetes or
are taking other prolonged medications.