Q:I tend to suffer from allergic rhinitis [hay fever] almost all through the year. It is annoying and a big nuisance. I have used anti-histamines and steroid sprays for long. Please suggest me some natural treatment that can relieve me of the problem.
A:Your problem is caused due to allergy as the name indicates. Most often, allergy of this nature is caused by reaction to pollen dust and certain foods — most notably, dairy products. Certain supplements do seem to reduce your sneezing bouts — most notably, vitamin C. The nutrient is quite effective because it has a natural anti-histamine effect in the body. Take 500 gm of vitamin C, three times daily. Other natural nutrients that could be of use are quercetin, a bioflavonoid, and bromelain, extracted from pineapple. If you can get a supplement that contains all the three nutrients — to help overcome your nosey distress, nothing better than that!