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Homeopathy Uproots Mold Allergies

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

July 24th, 2016  |  60 Comments

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Itchy Nose“Joette! Help!” That was the beginning of a message I received from one of my staff members last spring. “The rain has left my basement perpetually damp and my allergy to the mildew is consuming my life!” 

She could not do her basic day-to-day tasks, which included homeschooling her 4 children. For too many days she had to give them the day off because even sitting down to read with them was a burden. 

She needed to do something, and she knew that turning to the likes of Benadryl was not only a band-aid, but it (like all over-the-counter and prescription medication) would drive the illness deeper.“I can feel what it does to me,” she told me, “Benadryl has an effect on my blood pressure and my heart goes into arrhythmia!” Not a good strategy to trade in mold allergies for potential heart trouble!

If you’re still using Benadryl, I urge you to read up on the potential side effects. But don’t just read the ones listed on the packaging (it’s much too time-consuming anyhow.) Instead, Google the phrase “Benadryl causes arrhythmia.” Or, fill in whatever symptoms you are experiencing. Even if there’s not been a direct correlation so far in your experience, it's likely that whatever you’re already suffering from will be made worse by the drug. 

Why? Because drugs are synthetic substances that weaken you at your already weakest by driving illness in deeper. So, if you’re prone to fatigue and you take Benadryl, it's likely that Benadryl will increase your susceptibility to greater fatigue.

Back to my staff member. She needed a real solution for her allergies. She needed to correct her allergies; not treat the symptoms with something that would cause more harm in the end. 

This is what I directed her to do: Camphor 200, one dose only on the first day. This helps antidote the ill effects of previous drugs — learn more about why we open a case like this with this remedy in my online courses such as Good Gut Bad Gut or Skin: The Ugly Truth. 

On the second day, she started taking RhinAllergy® (formerly Sabadil), which is a good combination remedy. Just follow the directions on the package. I also suggested that she take Nat sulph 6X between 2-4 times daily. Arsenicum album 30 or 6X, twice daily, was taken for her acute nose problems, especially sneezing and itching. I told her to stop when it lessened, and resume if needed. 

For about the first month, she reported that she would go into sneezing fits. At that, she employed the Arsenicum album 30. This did a great job of decreasing the frequency of the attacks. She then noticed that she was having to use the Arsenicum less and less.

The time soon came when her family needed to start up the wood stove, which generally would be another allergy trigger, leaving her miserable. But to her pleasant surprise, she noted that the first week came and went without incident. She was even more pleased to realize that this year’s winter (a difficult allergy season for her) came and went with very little disturbance.

But then the ultimate test arrived: the springtime thaw. With that comes a wet basement that ushers in mold and mildew. That is when she knew the homeopathic remedies had really, truly worked for her! She was able to concentrate on her work and on wrapping up her children’s school year.

Much to their dismay, their mother didn’t need to give them days off because of her allergies anymore. (Sorry kids!)

And because she owns a homeopathy kit, she had these remedies on hand. 

There’s more to uprooting allergies in total than this, but given the fact that mold is a problem in many parts of the world now, I thought it would be helpful to get these tips out ASAP. Watch for our upcoming course on allergies that will delve more deeply and fully into how to uproot this scourge of modern life.

In the meantime, use this strategy for nose/mold allergies. If you or someone in your home suffers from this, I’ll bet you’ll see a difference. Now go to your medicine cabinet and throw out the Benadryl. Isn’t it nice not to get sick from something that’s supposed to make you well?

If you have allergies, remember that modern medicine has written you off. The CDC itself will tell you: “There is no cure for allergies. Strict avoidance of the allergen is the only way to prevent a reaction.” 

I lived for decades living in a bubble, dealing with my allergies. Things improved when I stopped taking prescription drugs and changed my diet, but I was not cured. So I kept searching until I found the thing that changed my life forever: homeopathy.

Want to learn the same homeopathic steps I took to clear myself of allergies? Learn them with my course: Allergic?! Download a free infographic and start learning what remedies could help uproot your allergies. 

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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60 thoughts on “Homeopathy Uproots Mold Allergies”

  1. Joette,
    What about allergy shots (for MOLD) taken (twice a week) year round at the doctor’s office? Do the above remedies interact at all with the allergy shots? Should Camphor be used if you’ve had allergy shots? or is the Camphor only for when RX (or over the counter drugs) have been used? Can dogs use these remedies (my dog experiences the same allergy symptoms at the same exact time I do–year round)? We are both reacting to a basement mold problem in my home. Faye

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m not in favor of allergy shots, as they often cause more allergies and deepening of the condition in the long run.

      Homeopathy can be used along side of allergy shots and other conventional medical treatments and they will not interfere. Instead, conventional methods interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathics.
      Camphor is used whenever there is any conventional medical method previously used.
      Homeopathy is used on infants, the elderly, dogs, cats, goats, etc.

    2. Diana says:

      get a UV light like Bio Shield on your furnace….cheap and effective….got mine from Costco

  2. Megan says:

    yup. I got bee allergies shots as a kid for 8 yrs. had tons of issues. those issues lessoned over the yrs following not getting shots anymore. then in my late 30 I got 2.5 yrs of the 5 yrs of shots they told me “I need.” right back to all the issues I had as a kid. homeopathy is working to correct the issues. I worn people all the time not to get them. sadly most believe in the religion of med science. adult vaccines and more issues with each woke me up to truth too. don’t let them shoot you please please please.

  3. Jackie says:

    Thank you, Joette, for such a timely post! My 7.5 year old has been complaining of an itchy nose and sneezing for a few weeks now. We also have a slightly musty/ damp basement. I will order the Sabadill ASAP. What do you think of giving it to a 9 month old who rubs his eyes and nose often? He is also chronically stuffy (thinking it could be adenoids). I know it won’t “hurt” him, but I’m wondering if the eyes and nose are enough justification to give it.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy is used for all ages.

  4. Laurel says:

    Joette – Is there anything besides Bromium 6c to shrink a goiter? It seems to have stopped working for me Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Has it stopped working after taking it for a year? after taking it for a month?

      1. Laurel says:

        I took it for several months and the goiter was definitely shrinking. Then I stopped taking it because it was a manageable size. It grew back! So I’ve been taking the Bromium again but it has me worried. Shouldn’t it be effective the second time around?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Usually we take a medicine until it has completed its job. There’s no reason to believe that if it was the correct medicine the 1st time that it won’t be the 2nd.

          1. Laurel says:

            So maybe I’ll have to take it for the rest of my life? That is, if it works again the second time.

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Absolutely not. We stop using a medicine when it has fully acted; Not half way, not almost better. If it returns, its an indication that the medicine was not used long enough. its started up again until its better again. I think you need to join one of my study groups on line. This is where you’ll learn how this works.

  5. Beth says:

    Just wondering what everyone uses for a chronic dry mouth. Not taking meds that might be causing it. I went to the dentist a few months ago when my mouth was sore, my gums felt dry, my lips were drying out, and that seems to have been taken care of with a few homeopathic remedies I took, but this chronic dry mouth is going to ruin my teeth. I am a 53 year old female. Any suggestions?

  6. Alice says:

    Joettte thank you again for another life changing blog post. I have a question of priority in using protocols. My husband has had a blocked nostril For a year, he was diagnosed an allergic sinusitis and also an eosinophilic esophagitis. All conditions started after a leak in our FL apt. I am Convinced that mold triggered both (he was also taking- I wish we knew then what we know know- big doses of antibiotics at the time, which I am Sure precipitated even more his state). Here is the questions, a week ago he has started the Banerji protocol for sinusitis, today I read this blog. Since my gut feeling is that the mold galvanized his ailments should he interrupt the sinusitis protocol and start this new one about mold? Do you need to give priority and if so What would you suggest he gives priority to? Or can he do both protocols? Thank You so much for all you do! Grazie!!!!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We always look to the name of the condition and how it presents as a priority. THe fact that it was caused by mold or antibiotics is useful information, but not nearly as useful as the bold evidence. If what you’re doing doesn’t help him or takes him only so far, you’ll likely be interested in taking my upcoming course on allergies.

  7. How long would these remedies be used for? Does one use them for a number of months or keep using them on an ongoing basis? Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy is medicine, not supplements, vitamins, etc. Hence it should be taken until the condition is clear. Then stop.

  8. Tammy says:

    Are you in favor of sublingual immunotherapy?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I believe homeopathy using protocols, such as the Banerji Protocols trumps such methods.

  9. Chris says:

    I am just beginning to learn about homeopathy from you and would love to hear more thoughts on how to help heal my family from CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), which started from living in a house with moldy HVACs. Our symptoms aren’t itchy noses but a host of other ailments triggered by mold and chemical exposures.(i.e. brain fog, food intolerances, fatigue,decreased memory ability, inflamed fingers, leg pains, anger/irritability, vision problems, etc). Any suggestions for treating this homeopathically? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      What you’ve just sent me is too complex to offer a simple solution. You might be interested in my forthcoming course called “Allergic”. Or you’ll find information on mold exposure in my course A “Survivalists Guide to Homeopathy”.

      1. Debbie Reeves says:

        Thank you, my daughter has the above listed symptoms as well. Right now I am going through the kids homeopathy course with my 9 year old. I guess the next course I need to look into is Allergic.

  10. Stephanie Vargo says:

    Thank you so much for this blog post. I had a friend who recently traveled to Indiana to visit some friends from Seattle. It has been raining much in the Midwest as of late. Shortly after she arrived she started complaining of “coughing, sneezing, congestion, headache, irritability, and related…” She had lots of activities planned including a weekend birthday party and was feeling miserable to the point she was questioning whether she should end her trip early but she was afraid to fly with such congestion. She suspected this was a mold allergy, but we did not know for sure. I passed along the suggestions in this blog post (Sabadill and Nat Sulph 6x) hoping that we could save her trip. She experienced noticeable improvement within 24 hours of starting this protocol including breathing freely and a significant reduction in congestion. She was able to stay to enjoy her planned activities without shortening her trip. Thank you, Joette, for these vacation saving recommendations.

  11. Rose Alison says:

    Is Sabadil the correct remedy if the reaction to mold/mildew does not present with itchy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc., but more in the form of fatigue, brain fog, etc?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In my experience, Sabadilla acts on the sinuses, not on brain fog and fatigue.

      1. Mike says:

        Yeah. the Biotoxin illness are very big. A lot with mold HLA gene. They recycle mold, Lyme toxins. Cytokine storm and hypothamlus goes damaged. MSH hormone goes low and chronic Inflamnation stats turned on. I doubt many living in mold with CIRS illness can heal with homeopathy until they have moved or thrown out many moldy items. The Chronic inflammation rages

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Its called “the obstacle to cure” but i see many times that it works in spite of what appears to be stuck behind an obstruction. Homeopathy never ceases to amaze me.

          1. Christina says:

            What do you mean by “it’s called ‘the obstacle to cure’”?

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Perhaps giving you another example of an impediment will make my point clearer.
            If someone smokes a pack of cigarettes per day while suffering asthma, it will likely impede the condition from calming down or uprooting.

  12. Christine says:

    I’m wondering this, too, Rose. My friend does this along with getting a swollen, numb face/head.

  13. Alice says:

    I passed this great info to a friend who has mold in her place. Would she do this as a protocol, meaning for 8/13 weeks?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It is used until the allergy is gone.

  14. Joe says:

    The sabadil says to consult a doctor if symptoms do not go away in 7 days. How long would it be safe to take? I notice improvements when taking it but my allergies are not completely gone in a week- guessing because of extremely high levels of cedar pollen I would need to take it for most of cedar season. I will also be giving it to my 7 year old this year. Cedar pollen counts just went through the roof.

    We are also recovering from mold bio toxin illness and have mold allergies and we are very undermethylated. I hope to get into your allergy course very soon but will take the intro study group class first.

    1. Courtney Ingham says:

      Sabadil is reputed to be used for temporary relief. Allergies are a deep, immune condition that often require more work than just this remedy. That’s why I have put forth my Allergic course. Having said this, I have family members who have found relief from this combination medicine but would not expect it to cure their allergies once and for all. That takes more time and more deep acting homeopathic medicines.

  15. Donna says:

    Would this protocol work for illness caused by black mold found on bathroom ceiling tiles?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its a mold protocol and if there are symptoms that present, it would likely fit the bill.

      1. Sola says:

        What if you have tons of hair loss from mold exposure and general chronic health issues from mold exposure?
        Hair loss
        Brain Fog
        Attention issues?
        I know this is the Banerji protocol for Mold Exposure – but what about these broader systemic issues – especially excessive hair loss and its impact on functioning? Detoxing it out seems to be an affair that can take years.

        This protocol seems to be just for common allergies from its exposure.

        How to get the mycotoxins out and if you can’t move right away?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

          This is the protocol for this condition regardless of the cause, the intensity, the longevity, etc. I urge my studnets to not get locked into the idea that their situation is different hence something bigger or grander is required.
          You might want to consider taking my online course titled “Rethinking Detox” found here.

          Scroll down to the course title and description.

  16. Joette, Your rec on using Sabadil for allergies has been a 100% game changer in our home. We live in Austin, Tx and the pollen is high most all the time and the suffering is high right along with it. Sabadil has become my go to for puffy eyes, runny nose, cough and the like and within an hour both my littles (5.5 and 3) are 90% better and it typically completely clears in a couple days. My youngest has been to the ER twice with an over night stay with all the typical respiratory inhalants in his short life. They have mentioned allergy induced asthma. After the second time I knew I had to find my own answers/solutions. I am forever grateful I found your posts on pinterest and thus found your website. Thank you for your dedication and sharing your wisdom. This is only one of many remedies I have tried per your rec that has worked. I have a notes page I keep in the house with each family members notebook to help me keep learning. I have found a new passion and mission thanks to you. Be well, Jaime

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m delighted to hear your story/ies. This is how we’re growing homeopathy again in the U.S….one mother at a time. Consider starting a study group and if you homeschool, its the perfect way to teach your kids genuine autonomy, biology, botany, zoology, a little Latin and common sense.

  17. Ringo says:

    I have mold allergies and some food like shell fish, mushrooms, peanuts, sesame to name a few and some vegetables too. Do you think the remedies you mentioned will help? I get itchy and pink coloured light bumps appear which are itchy too. I scratch till it bleeds or the skin is ripped. My arms and legs are pigmented with scratching.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We usually use medicines as per the organ on/in which they present. This article discusses the nose/sinuses, not skin. Type the words “Joette calabrese skin” on your browser and you’ll find what you’re looking for. Do that for any condition.

  18. Juan C Rodriguez Neri says:

    Hello Joette,

    Is the Natr Sulph 6x homeopathy or Schuessler salts?

    I see that you recommended Ars Album 30C for the nose issues, but how did you help desensitize the patient? was that through Sabadilla?



    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Schuessler cell salts are homeopathic medicines.
      To go deeper with allergies, is not just one medicine. I teach an entire course around it titled, Allergic.

  19. Kris says:

    I just ordered the 100 remedy kit from you! I suffer from the effects of Chronic Lyme Disease. I recently had a mold exposure. I don’t get sinus symptoms but my symptoms are in the forms of migraine, fatigue, and seizures. Any suggestions for these symptoms?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t offer personal advice on this blog, but if you put the name of your condition into the search bar you’ll find info on each. If not, do the same with your search bar, my name, and the condition.

  20. Mary Herman says:

    Won’t Camphor antidote my Banerji Protocols I’m taking? I have camphor 6C , have to order the 200. I definitely have mold allergies, thanks for this article! Still hoping for one on RA, although I am trying Rhus Tox m a try after reading one of your articles.

  21. evelynmitchell says:

    Do any of your courses address Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other Autoimmune diseases?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t have a course that addresses RA but Hashimoto’s is covered in “Feminopathy” and allergies are covered in “Allergic”.

  22. Janice says:

    I understand that homeopathy medicines can be negated by using mint/camphor….is their a clean up if this has happened without knowing. I have read this somewhere not on your site however as I am new to you. thank you for all you do….jb

  23. Hollie says:

    We just bought a house and found black mold that somehow went undetected during the inspection. We are all suffering from lowered immunity. The kids are getting one cough, cold, or flu after another. It doesn’t seem like sabadil matches this picture. I was going to start calc carb 200 for the immunity issues. Is there anything else we can use?

    1. Monica Vazquez says:

      Also wondering this. We had black mold in a home we lived in and same experience with one illness after another, especially in our young children. Does Sabadil detox black mold from the body?

  24. Vanessa Exon says:

    From the end of July until it gets very cold I have a serious migraine every waking day, can’t keep any food down have had surgery for this problem years ago, by opening up my nasal passages it didn’t work.
    I have a steroid spray it doesn’t work. Antihistamines don’t work. I am a great believer in homeopathic and I do have a box full of remedies but I don’t know how to treat this problem. Can you help please? Vanessa

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      What you’ve presented here is not a simple protocol. I urge you to either meet with a homeopath or delve into studying homeopathy specific to your conditions.

  25. Melanie says:

    Hi, I’m dealing with mold toxcity and not an allergy. Will this work as well? I’m looking for homepathic ways to help mold toxcity.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It depends on your symptoms.

  26. riv be says:

    My 4 year old nose is like an annoying leaking faucet… it doesn’t stop dripping sabidil does nothing for her. What else can we try? She cant sleep or finction….

    1. B Maxwell says:

      Have you tried Allium cepa yet? If you have a materia medica or can look it up online, see if the remedy picture fits. You might also look up histaminum.

  27. YVONNE SJOGREN says:

    Just a note…Manufactured citric acid, is used in Medicine, food products, cleaning products. It was developed in the early 1900’s by Pfizer and is made from black mold that is grown on GMO corn now…ref. PUB MED Could be alot of allery symptoms right there.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Excellent info!
      Thanks for this.

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