[TAG] [OT]: Hay Fever
jkarns at etb.net.co
Mon Jun 12 19:48:23 MSD 2006
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006, Ramon van Alteren wrote:
> Thomas Adam wrote:
>> [ I'd suggest this does not get published. ]
>> Slightly odd for me, since I tend to avoid off-topic posts to mailing lists,
>> but is there anyone here who suffers in the same way with hay fever as I
>> do? Mine is _terrible_ at the moment -- my nose is completely blocked, my
>> eyes are streaming, and worse of all I get terrible headaches.
> I don't suffer the same fate however my (German) girlfriend does.
> In germany it's possible to get something called a "desensibiliserungs"
> treatment. Basically it means that you have to go to your GP once a
> month for a shot of "dumbed down" pollen.
> This way your body gets used to a certain amount of pollen and the
> aggressiveness of the hay fever is severy dulled.
> She took the treatment and claims it helped her a lot.
I believe that this is the idea behind the honey treatment that Kat
mentioned, as the honey contains some small amount of pollen. Best to
search for honey that is locally produced, as it would then contain a
sampling of pollen types corresponding to your environment.
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