The symptoms are inflammation of the nasal linings, and the lining tissues of the sinuses.
A clear runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and the eyes, excess tear production in the eyes.
The postnasal dripping of clear mucous sometimes causes a cough, and a slight fever. The other symptoms are itching of the palate.
Homeopathy addresses these symptoms with remedies that get to the root of the cause.
The remedy resonance of some of the remedies are discussed below.
Some of the remedies that the homeopath will consider based on your symptoms are given below. These remedies are not only chosen on one symptom but a totality of symptoms that your homeopath is an expert at.
Arsenicum. Many symptoms of this remedy correspond to hay fever ; it has a thin watery discharge from the nose which excoriates the upper lip, but still the nose is stuffed up. There is much sneezing from irritation in the nose but not a particle of relief therefrom ; the coryza is worse after midnight or from a change of weather.
Arsenicum iodatum: is a prophylactic and the nearest specific. Malarial cachexia, glandular enlargements, burning in the nose and throat, excessive sneezing and fluent coryza with a thin acrid discharge are its indications.
Sinapis nigra: has been used successfully in hay fever ; the membrane of the nose is hot and dry, no discharge, worse afternoon and evening.
Chininum arsenicosum: has also been highly praised in hay fever.
Sabadilla: Of great use in hay fever with watery discharge, profuse coryza and frontal pains. There is spasmodic and continual sneezing with only slight catarrhal discharge. It will often cut short an attack, but it will not always cure permanently as it is not deep acting enough. It should be used to this end in the higher potencies.
Kali iodatum: Sneezing, “crying colds;” the sneezing is incessant, the lachrymation is profuse and the coryza is acrid.
Ipecac: Sometimes useful in the sneezing stage but more frequently in the asthmatic stage where the chest symptoms will indicate.
Naphthalinum: Its indications seem to be excoriating lachrymation and coryza, swelling of eyelids and nose ; it is more pronounced in its action on the left side, and especially is it useful in those experiencing asthmatic symptoms. Lippencott claims this remedy to be applicable to more cases of hay fever, and that better results are obtained from it than from any other drug.
Sanguinaria: has frequent sneezing and is worse on the right side ; it suits periodic coryzas.
Natrum muriaticum: Hay fever from suppressed intermittents ; craving for salt may be an indicating symptom.
Ranunculus bulbosus: Among the less frequently used remedies is Ranunculus. It has smarting in the eyes, pressure at the root, with tingling and crawling within its cavity, hoarseness and muscular soreness.
Silicea: It has itching and tingling in the nose and posteriorly at orifice of Eustachian tubes, with violent sneezing and excoriating discharge.
Arum triphyllum: Hay fever with terrific pain over root of nose, nose and throat raw with frequent sneezing.