Allergies? Sneezin’ Season? If you’ve wrestled with the symptoms of allergies, my colleague Eric Nelson has some answers for you. My mother, who lived in the country in Southern Indiana, was healed of “hay fever” by the same method Eric discusses here. Writing for the April 4, 2015 edition of Communities Digital News, he shares some useful ideas for dealing with this seasonal pest. Here’s Eric:
Check out the latest Google Trends and you’ll see that searches for all things “allergy” are peaking this month, just as they do every year about this time, marking the start of what The San Francisco Chronicle recently dubbed “sneezin’ season.” But despite all this searching, it would appear that we’re not getting any closer to finding a fix for a problem that continues to plague millions of people.
Or are we?
Ever since the term was first introduced in 1906, the list of allergies has continued to be refined to include everything from hay fever to egg, fish, dairy, nut and soy allergies. And yet as good as we are at describing this disease, developing consistently effective treatments has proved elusive.
Although drug-based remedies are by far the most popular, what works for one doesn’t always work for another. And sometimes what works for one eventually stops working. Even when there does appear to be some benefit, the side effects are often worse than the ailment itself.