We are in the Spring allergy season again. The good news is that there are proven holistic remedies to prevent and treat allergies in kids. Both children and adults can take supplements to manage allergies.
First, read the 3-step holistic method for treating allergies and asthma in kids.
Since the health of the small intestine is critical for maintaining healthy immune function, probiotics are especially important. The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has proven to be a very effective preventive and treatment for allergies (Primadophilus Reuteri by Nature’s Way, and chewable or liquid Reuteri by BioGaia).
Vitamin D3 promotes healthy immune function. Dosage should be at least 35-40 IU per lb of weight.
Depending on weight:
Infants: 400-1,000 IU/day
Toddlers: 1,000-2,000 IU/day
School-Age Children: 2,000-3,000 IU/day
In Chinese medicine, there are excellent herbal formulas to treat allergies in kids. A Lung tonification formula forms a base for immune system and respiratory function (e.g. Strengthen Metal by Chinese Modular Solutions, KanHerb). An herbal formula that relieves the surface can treat acute hay fever type symptoms (e.g. Xanthium Relieve Surface by Health Concerns).
Other herbs and supplements can help prevent allergic reactions. These include quercetin, stinging nettle, propolis, n-acetyl cysteine, and vitamin C. An excellent formula that contains these supplements is Natural DHist for adults and chewable DHist Jr for children (Orthomolecular Products).
Homeopathy provides remedies for relief of allergy symptoms. Allium cepa is very effective to treat sneezing and itchy watery eyes and nose. Euphrasia can treat allergies with predominant eye symptoms (itching, burning, and redness). Apis mellifica treats more pronounced swelling around the eyes that often occurs in children with allergic reactions. Of course, constitutional homeopathy can provide the boost that the immune system needs to overcome allergic tendencies.
HEPA Air Purifier
A good HEPA air purifier will remove the particles that can trigger allergies and asthma. Consider buying one for your home is someone is having a difficult time with allergies.