Allergy season is a trying time of year for many individuals. There are a number of holistic remedies which may be beneficial for symptom alleviation. Normal saline spray is an excellent nasal sinus rinse. Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine. Quercetin is a natural antioxidant. Foods such as cherries, broccoli, blackberries and parsley are high in these nutrients. Butterbur works as a leukotriene inhibitor which helps prevent swelling of the nasal passages. Acupuncture has also been shown in many studies to have beneficial effects on allergy symptoms. Always check with your physician prior to beginning any new medication, supplement or vitamin.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers skin allergy testing and sublingual drop immunotherapy treatments to her patients. Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.