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AHHH CHOO! It’s Hay Fever Time Again

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

March 22nd, 2012  |  11 Comments

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sneeze article1It’s that hay fever time of year again.  Not only does springtime bring us bright, cheerful blossoms, but it also bestows upon many of us a not-so-cheerful-time: allergy season.

Fortunately, some of the great minds of homeopathy have taken up the subject of hay fever.  They maintain that it’s the result of poorly treated fevers during childhood and youth.

In other words, hay fever can be directly attributed to the countless doctors, who unknowingly handed out detrimental drugs like aspirin, Tylenol and antibiotics to address fevers in children.  This is what many believe cause hay fever later in life and this is reason enough not to use drugs of commerce when addressing fevers.

Since we can’t return to the past, we must work with what we have.  Luckily for us, we have homeopathy!

Homeopathy is unique because it doesn’t treat the illness, but treats the entire person.  This means that five people with hay fever could receive five different remedies, depending upon each person’s symptoms or how each illness presents.

A homeopathic remedy is chosen based on the symptoms at hand and generally, it’s given hourly, if the symptoms are severe.  If the hay fever is not presenting yet, but is forthcoming, then give the remedy three times per day, every day, during the weeks leading up to it.

The premier remedy to not only prevent the threatening attack, but to subdue one that has already begun, is Mag Phos 6x.

Mag phos is a remedy for spasms, so it will relax the spasms of sneezing fits.  It is best administered in a cup of hot water and then sipped, one sip at a time, every 30 seconds or so.   I like to call this remedy Mug phos because it works so well in a mug of hot water; it is often the only remedy needed to abort a sneezing episode.

If a person craves salt and the sunlight worsens both the sneezing and runny eyes, and if the nose and other associated areas itch, then Nat mur 6x is indicated. This can be taken 3 times per day for maintenance and up to 10 times per day when the suffering is more extreme.

Silica 6x is a remedy for those who have itching deep in the nose, in the back of the throat and deep in the ears.  There is often violent sneezing with tingling in the nose, especially in the morning.  The mucus can be of a burning nature, accompanied by hoarseness and dryness in the throat.  This is relieved by a cool drink of water. All of these symptoms, especially a tickling in the throat, are made worse by lying down at night.  Use this in the same fashion as Nat mur.

Then, there are combination remedies such as Sabadil, made by Boiron. It’s made up of several remedies, all of which are known to address hay fever.   Many of my clients have found relief from it.

We can’t assume that the above remedies will thoroughly eliminate hay fever forever, but they can certainly make enduring allergy season a bit easier.

It’s always worth a try to do this alone, but if complete success is the goal, and there’s an interest in deepening the curative action of homeopathy, contact your homeopath. This way, you’ll get to the bottom of it and prevent it from becoming an annual affair….often forever!


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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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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11 thoughts on “AHHH CHOO! It’s Hay Fever Time Again”

  1. Nicole says:

    I am so glad that there is a safe and effective way to try and deal with allergies. The dangers of common over the counter allergy medications are absolutely ridiculous! With the mild winter and early spring the allergies seem to be worse this year than ever for me and my family. We certainly will be going the homeopathic route to try and allay some of the suffering. Thanks for the timely and great advice, Joette!

  2. Jerian says:

    Thank you for this timely message, is there anything for watery eyes? Remedy or home care tactics.

    1. Nat mur 6x might be useful, but Sabadil, made by Hyland’s, can give temporary relief without side effects. The bottom line is that hay fever is a deep chronic issue and is truly resolved with constitutional care.

      1. Leslie H. says:

        Hi, I’m new to this way of thinking and treatment. You mentioned above constitutional care, do you have an article on what that means? or a direction I could go for info? Thanks

        1. Constitutional care is when a seasoned homeopath looks at all facets of a person to determine the simillimum, that is the remedy whose profile best matches all aspects of that person’s symptoms. Learning how to choose the best constitutional remedy for a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis for example takes years of homeopathic training, but I do train people to evaluate the whole symptom picture and choose an appropriate remedy for acute cases. If the situation is more serious, I recommend contacting an experienced homeopath.

  3. bess says:

    Luckily, I haven’t treated my kids’ fevers, so hopefully I’ve spared them from having hay fever when they’re older.

  4. Muhammad Muqtada H Siddiqui says:

    thanks for effective homeopathic medicines knowledge from Joette Celebrese Regards. dr.mhsiddiqui

  5. Raquel says:

    How can you tell the difference between allergies and a cold? I have a very runny nose during the day and stuffed at night, loss of smell and it all started with a sore throat and slight headache that went away after taking belladonna and merc sol but then moved into my nose.

    1. It’s very difficult to be able to verify this by symptoms. Often the determining factor is whether you have allergies in general and if they repeat at the same time each year….even then, it can be a quandary.

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