I Don't Have A Runny Nose Anymore
I Used To Have A Bad Runny Nose
There was the non stop sneezing and watery eyes. I had a tissue box stationed everywhere for easy access. I think Kleenex would have been very happy with me for all the boxes of tissues I was going through every month. I was on medication treatment for runny nose for many years and tried countless home remedies. Some were helpful while others had no effect.
It is so nice to wake up and not have a congested nose every morning. The number of tissue boxes has also reduced tremendously. That is a great savings too!
Allergy caused by pollen made my nose run
Medical Treatment For Runny Nose
My doctor put me on medication so that I wouldn't have a runny nose all the time. There was the anti-histamine pills for the day and different ones for the night. The day time drugs were milder while the night ones made me sleepy.
Well, the mild medication was no use to me and I took the stronger ones even during the day. After a while I became immune to the side effects of being sleepy. I wasn't happy to be taking so much drugs but it made my life more bearable. Without it I really felt miserable and I couldn't do anything the whole day.
What Is An Allergy?
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance like pollen or dust. It mistakenly identifies the foreign substance as a dangerous invader and will trigger the release of antibodies to attack the particular allergen.
Once these antibodies are produced, every time you are exposed to the allergen your immune system will go into action. This creates the release of histamines and other substances that cause allergic symptoms. It results in overstraining the immune system and can result in a depleted immune system.
Courtesy of Dr Ray Strand.
Trying to get rid of a runny nose is not easy
I tried various remedies for a runny nose. Of course I also visited the pharmacy regularly to see what would help my runny nose. The pharmacists were really helpful and recommended different multivitamins to me. I tried the various brands that were available. I also ate more fruits to increase my intake of Vitamin C. This was in addition to buying Vitamin C supplements. I was very conscientious in taking these supplements but it hardly made much improvement.
How To Stop A Runny Nose
Aggressive Supplement Program
Helps to stop a runny nose
According to Dr Ray Strand an aggressive supplement program
1. Replenish the antioxidant defense system.
2. Decrease the damage and reaction caused by the confused immune system.
Building Up The Immune System Is Effective Treatment
Mega Antioxidant And Chelated Mineral
About two years ago a friend recommended a multivitamin/antioxidant called Essentials. After about 6 months on this particular multivitamin I noticed some improvement with my runny nose. I could even cut down on my medication. Seeing the improvement, I began to take the recommended optimal dosage which was 3 times a day.
Vitamin C Is A Natural Anti-Histamine
Vitamin C formula helps stop the sneezing and runny nose
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- Boost your immune system with this special blend of immunity-supporting ingredients.
- Ingredients include Poly C blend with hight quality echinacea, elderberry and zinc.
- The proprietary blend of Vitamin c has shown to provide higher levels of Vitamin C for a longer period of time.
Grape Seed Extract
Its anti-histamine properties to stop a runny nose
My friend also asked me to try adding grape seed extract which has anti-histamine properties. Sometimes when I could feel a cold or sneezing fit coming on, I took extra grape seed extract and extra vitamin C instead of antihistamine tablets. It seemed to work. I also took Bio Omega Fish Oil which helped to control the inflammation of my nose.
I don't know if this will work for you the same way.
Why not give it a try to see if it will work for you and stop your runny nose.
Is it Safe?
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What Is In The Essentials? - A Combo Pack Of Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral
Daily stress and environmental pollutants bombard us with increasing levels of potentially damaging, highly reactive molecules called free radicals. Our daily diets of high processed foods and low in whole, unrefined foods have increased our need for vitamin and antioxidant supplementation.
The Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral are designed to give maximum benefit when taken together. The Mega Antioxidant offers advanced levels of high quality and highly available vitamins and antioxidants. The Chelated Mineral supplement is a carefully formulated balance of essential minerals and ultra trace minerals in forms readily absorbed by the body.
Price: US$ 51 ( Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral - 112 tablets per bottle)
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© 2009 Sue Mah