Alternative allergy control

United States
October 27, 2006 3:32pm CST
I have HORRID allergies and the conventional means of treating them either A) don't work or B) clash with my medications. So please suggest some alternative treatments for allergies, anything your mother or grandmother tried, something you heard about from a friend. ANYTHING! Please I am desperate.
2 responses
• Canada
28 Oct 06
The only thing I can think of off-hand is Vick's Vapo-Rub for congestion. Yes, it's smelly, but if you have night-time stuffiness like me, it's worth it. (Plus, it kind of feels nice on your chest!) I'll ask my mother, however, about herbal or other nutritional supplements that may help-she's big into holistic medicine and has helped me out many a time! (From what I remember, licorice root and garlic are both apparently good for the sniffles and watery eyes/sore throat associated with pollen allergies, but that's all I can think of for now.)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Do tell me what she says. My allergy to Oak is so bad my nose literally runs like a faucet from January to April to the point where I literally cannot stand straight without a tissue under my nose or my face and clothes would be covered. I use Vicks at night if I ever manage to get it stuffed up a bit. Usually it just runs and runs and runs.
@terriann (4451)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I have bad allergies to, but don't treat them with any medicines, but there is some non toxic cleaning supplies you can buy from Melaleuca that would help,they also have deoderants, toothpaste, perfumes, lotions, shampoos,and more.
• United States
29 Oct 06
But would any of that help with an Oak allergy? We clean the hosue often and the toxins in cleaning supplies don't bug me at all. Mostly just leaving the house is the problem.