Crisp air, falling leaves and pumpkin spice everything: it’s no wonder fall is a favorite season across the country. But fall can bring a double whammy when it comes to your health. It’s a prime season for both colds and allergies.
It can be hard to differentiate between allergies and more serious illnesses, but understanding what you have is crucial to choosing the right treatment.
What Are the Symptoms of Fall Allergies?
You may hope that once the blooms of spring and summer have faded that your allergies will fade too. But that is not the case. Fall allergies have different triggers, but they can cause as much discomfort as other seasonal allergies.
Ragweed is the most common allergen in the fall, although mold and dust mites are present at this time of year as well. Typical symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Itchy eyes and nose
- Coughing & Sneezing
When Should You Be Concerned About Your Allergies?
Allergies are a histamine response to a trigger allergen, while a virus causes colds. While the symptoms for each can overlap there are three signs that your allergy may be something else. These signs are:
- Body aches & pains
- Sore throat
While these symptoms are fairly common, they do not indicate allergies. These symptoms suggest that you have a viral infection, most likely a cold.
How Should You Treat a Cold Masking as an Allergy?
Viruses cause colds, which means no medicine can cure them. Instead, you can treat symptoms while you wait for the virus to leave your system.
Most people treat their symptoms with over-the-counter medications. These medicines are available without having to see a doctor and you can purchase them at virtually any retailer in the country. However, many people are becoming concerned about the number of chemicals and additives that they are ingesting, as well as the harmful side effects that these medicines can trigger.
Additionally, traditional over-the-counter pills often combine medications designed to treat multiple symptoms. People are realizing that this often causes them to ingest medicine that they may not need. For instance, you may have cold symptoms that do not include body aches; in that case, you would need a cold medicine without acetaminophen. This can be a unicorn in traditional medicine.
For these reasons, people are turning to homeopathic remedies more often.
What are Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathy is an alternative medicine that uses natural products to help the body cure itself. You can trust that remedies from Brillia Health, like homeopathic cold medicine, are:
- Free from any harmful side effects
- Not contraindicated to other medicines
- Comprised of only natural ingredients
- Not a cause of drowsiness
- Free from problem ingredients like gluten, sugar, or nuts
What Symptoms Can You Treat Homeopathically?
You can treat most cold symptoms with homeopathic medicine. Brillia Health offers homeopathic remedies for chest congestion, cold & flu, body aches and wet & dry cough. No matter your cold symptom there is a way to manage it and help you get through your day.
Treating your fall illness can be a healthier experience with holistic remedies made from homeopathic ingredients.