Dealing with seasonal allergies can be absolutely miserable. Well over half of Dr. Rosenfarb’s eye patients complain of chronic seasonal allergies.
Did you know that like many eye conditions, allergies can be genetic?
Some researches have even suggested that approximately 70% of those diagnosed with genetic eye conditions (RP, Stargardt’s, Ushers, etc) have a family history of allergies and/or some other form immune hyper-function.
- Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies
- Approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens
- About 3 million children in the U.S. have food allergies
- If one parent has an allergic disease, the estimated risk of a child to develop allergies is 48%; the child’s estimated risk grows to 70% if bothparents have a history of allergies
The good news is that there are safe and natural ways to deal with seasonal allergies using acupuncture and certain key supplements. For best results, it’s a good idea to start treatment early in the season. Dr. Rosenfarb recommends these top three supplements for seasonal allergy sufferers.
Interestingly, they also may have the added benefit of helping improve your vision.
1- Aloe Vera Gel (200:1) can reduce inflammation locally and systemically. It can improve digestive function, ulcerative colitis, IBS, Crohn’s, acid reflux and for nightmares. Aloe Vera Gel is useful for an array of many autoimmune conditions as well as allergies (both food an environmental). We also use Aloe Vera Gel for certain forms of retinal conditions with great success. Recommended dose is 1,000 – 2,000 mg (more may be needed for more chronic conditions).
2- MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane) can help relieve symptoms safely and without the risk of side effects. People who take MSM consistently report that they have gotten relief from allergies without the drowsy side effects that can come with over the counter allergy medication. MSM offers fast relief from pollen allergies, commonly known as hay fever within a weeks time. MSM may be as effective as any anti-histamine available on the market. For ophthalmic use Dr. Rosenfarb use MSM for inflammatory eye conditions and to reduce scar tissue build up. It is also extremely effective for allergic conjunctivitis. Recommended dose is 1,000 -4,000mg/day. CAUTION: People with know Sulfur allergies.
CAUTION: People with know Sulfur allergies.
3- D-Hyst Formula by Ortho Molecular Product is a natural blend of herbal antihistamines that are extremely helpful to lower histamine levels in the body. D-Hyst is used to relieve runny/stuffy nose, watery and itchy eyes, and itchy throat caused by allergies. The decongestant treats nasal congestion by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose.
The antihistamine relieves itchy, watery eyes and itchy throat by blocking a substance (histamine) released by allergies. The anticholinergic dries up a runny nose and the fluid that runs down your throat causing itching and irritation. Take as directed.