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Allergies are not just a mere inconvenience. If not treated early and with right medication, allergies could become a more severe ailment, like asthma, for example.

Probability is that almost every single one of us has experience an allergic reaction to something. Be it pollen or insect bite, dust or animal dandruff. What we need to remind ourselves with is that allergies can and should be contained! We also need to be aware of our Personal source of allergic reaction. Today’s discussion does point it out and dwells on the major points of what steps to take towards it.

Another huge point to make is that there’s a ton of over-the-counter Allergy, Sinus and Congestion relief medication out there. Which one to choose? And WHY?

Today, we are honored to welcome Zicam representative who will be available to answer your questions about their line of Allergy, Sinus and Congestion relief medications. Take this opportunity and run with it! Come later for some amazing prizes, too!

At the end, it is important to learn about your body as much as you can. Allergies are just a small part of it that needs our attention. Let’s give this attention to it Today!

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  1. CoffeeTime says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In!

    • Comment and Say ‘Hello’ to all. Please Welcome our Sponsor Zicam during the live portion of our meet-up here.
    • Please share if you have any allergies and if you know the SOURCE of your allergic reaction, like dandruff, mites, plant or pollen, dust, etc.

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    • Jessica Parent says:

      Good Morning!!! I do not have allergies but my almost 17 yr old son has several-dust mites, mold (found in the air), fresh cut grass, cats. and certain pollens (not sure exactly what ones though)

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Good morning to all. Thanks Zicam for sponsoring AM Coffee.

    • Karen Hinkle says:

      good morning ladies and thanks Zicam for being here with us to day hope to get some good information for my hubby who suffers as I don’t

    • Elicia P says:

      Good morning everyone. It is cloudy and a bit chilly than it has been here. The rain is causing flooding here but a lot better than snow!

      Thank you Zicam for being here. I love when companies come and chat with us regular people who have questions.

      I did not have allergies until I had my son. Now it seems every April I get a bit clouded and runny. It only last about 2 weeks so it must be something that is growing in April as the last three years it always hits.

      • Good morning! Sorry for the delay in answering your questions. Allergy season is supposed to be particularly bad this year following the bad winter. Seems like we can’t get a break, right? Have you tried the Zicam Allergy Relief product? – Zicam

    • Heather Adamson says:

      Good morning and ty Zicam for being with us. Dust and pollen are some of my allergies, my husband also suffers from allergies.

    • constance ralph says:

      Good morning all! ! I have very mild allergies in the spring..but my poor husband has allergies really bad

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Morning

    • wendy c g says:

      Good morning, our whole family has allergies. I’m allergic to cats, dust, pollen. My kids have bad allergies when it’s windy and alot of pollen out.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Good Morning All, Welcome Zicam, thank you for joining us!! Yes I do have what they call allergic rhinitis, mostly outdoor allergies, and lately my skin has been so sensitive to everything they are not sure if caused from medications or other sources. My daughter also has a severe allergy to hay when around it swells her face and reacts her asthma. What a great topic hoping to learn more, love trying new things that may help. 🙂

    • Good Morning to everyone! I’m a little late

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      Good Morning Ladies. My family is plagued with crazy allergies to everything. We have always had one or more of us with some sort of allergy to something. Now with my young Grandchildren we are even starting to see them with allergies. I feel terrible they are getting these handed down . I personally use a prescribed nasal spray on a daily basis to keep my sinus from filling up.

    • Holly E says:

      Good morning!!

    • Good morning, Living in West Virginia. We are in the middle of allergy. And its really bad here.

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      Good morning ladies and good morning Zicam!!! My whole family suffers from bad allergies, from dust mites all the way, to pollen, to grass, to even the dead skin on people! I’m not sure of everything that I am allergic to but I know it’s got to be a lot!

  2. CoffeeTime says:

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  3. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee

    As you may noticed from our Zicam Introduction, Zicam Allergy Relief, Intense Sinus and Extreme Congestion are labeled as HOMEOPATHIC products.

    Do you know what HOMEOPATHY means?

    I contacted the National Center for Complementary And Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) for how they define Homeopathy. Here are some points to remember.

    “Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, […] with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing.”

    But homeopathic remedies can be formulated in the form of cremes, tablets, gels, sugar pellets.

    • Although people sometimes assume that all homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and therefore unlikely to cause harm, some products labeled as homeopathic can contain substantial amounts of active ingredients and therefore could cause side effects and drug interactions.
    • Homeopathic remedies are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, FDA does not evaluate the remedies for safety or effectiveness.
    • Several key concepts of homeopathy are inconsistent with fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics. There are significant challenges in carrying out rigorous clinical research on homeopathic remedies.
    • Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of all you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

    Like any other medicine, each person’s reactions may differ in response to the remedy.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I have heard of Homeopathic products but had no idea what they meant 😉 I always tell the doc about any OTC treatments we try and whether or not they are working

    • Karen Hinkle says:

      wow I did not know this that’s why these amcoffee are so great you learn something new all the time here

      • Elicia P says:

        Karen,
        In the last two months that I have participated I have learned a lot here too (plus, made some good friends).

      • Mandi Gilliam says:

        No i can’t say I’ve have ever tried a homeopathic remedy, or even heard much of it for that matter. I have heard the word before but never knew what it meant. And to be honest I’m still confused lol!

        • CoffeeTime says:

          Mandy,
          Usually, homeopathic remedies have sources of the “actives” or “active ingredients” derived from Plants, Flowers.
          There are no harmful chemicals produced in the lab that you can find in the homeopathic remedies.

          • Mandi Gilliam says:

            Is this like getting allergy shots?

          • julie ferguson gould says:

            My youngest Granddaughter is 4 and the poor thing has got stuck with it all. Allergies Asthma and Seizures. I would love for her to get Homeopathic Therapy of some kind but unfortunately where my 2 Granddaughters are right now I dont have much of a say, I can only suggest.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I get the allergy shots and so I think this is the same they as getting the shots.

    • Elicia P says:

      I just learned something. Had no clue Zicam is homeopathic. I prefer homeopathic meds over anything. But I do know they can have reactions just like anything else out there.
      Thanks Laura, for clarifying what homeopathic is, many people look at me strange when I tell them that is my way of treating.

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Elicia,
        There are different points of view on Homeopathy. Many factors at play here: quality, formulas, testing, individual reactions, and so much more!

        Not all homeopathic remedies are created equal. Keep in mind that Homeopathic remedies started as Water-based solutions, not coming in tablet form. But sublingual technology and our body’s ability to absorb much quicker into the blood stream from the under-the-tongue niche does contribute to success as well, i.e., tablet formulations.

        I’ve been taking Zicam Cold remedies and love them! Have not yet experiences their Allergy, Nasal and Congestion Relief options yet. And I do need Allergy stuff! I belong to the group of people who can be easily incapacitated from allergic reactions.

      • Good morning, Elicia — our Zicam Allergy Relief is a homeopathic alternative to other nasal congestion products. It’s non-drowsy relief of sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, nasal congestion, and sinus pressure. Here’s a coupon to give it a try!

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Wow I did not know that I learned something new today

    • wendy c g says:

      I didn’t know all of that. I knew a little about homeopathic.

    • constance ralph says:

      I never really new what homeopathic was..I alway thought it sounded like it meant natural like herbal

    • Yes, I know about these meds, I feel they work well for me

    • Holly E says:

      I have heard of homeopathic products. I think a more holistic and natural approach to healing works better for me.

      • Elicia P says:

        Holly: I usually try the natural way first. If that fails me I turn to Homeopathic. Usually, it is for colds so if my Elderberry/Camu Camu doesn’t cut it I turn to Cold Calm.

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      Wow I didnt know anything about the homeopathic…Gosh Im so glad I came this morning 🙂

    • I had no idea that it was Homeopathic.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Never knew what HOMEOPATHY was, thank you. Sounds great I know most people prefer diluted, less side effects and drug interactions. 🙂

  4. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee

    The majority of you is familiar with Dr. Andrew Weil, who promotes a natural way of living and treating our bodies with the “medicine” Nature provides. An amazing individual with encyclopedic amount of knowledge and experience, a renowned speaker and proponent of body’s healthy living.

    I would like to offer Dr. Weil’s point of view on HOMEOPATHY.

    Dr. Andrew Weil:

    What is homeopathic medicine?
    Homeopathy (homeopathic medicine) is a system of medicine founded in the early 19th century by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1775-1843). Classical homeopathy rests on three principles:

    The law of similars states that a disease is cured by a medicine that creates symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing. Hence, an important part of the prescription of a homeopathic medicine is a lengthy interview to determine all the symptoms. The homeopathic physician then prescribes the medicine that best matches the symptoms.
    The principle of the single remedy states that a single medicine should cover all the symptoms the patient is experiencing: mental, emotional and physical.
    • The principle of the minimum dose has two parts. First, the homeopathic physician prescribes only a small number of doses of the homeopathic medicine and waits to see what effect the medicine has. Second, the medicine is given in an infinitesimal dose.”

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I think all meds should be given in small doses 1st-we are an overmedicated society

      • Elicia P says:

        Jessica,
        You hit the mark with your comment.

        When I was interviewing pediatricians when I was pregnant one of my main questions was how much prescribing does the ped do (meaning does he give antibiotics for a lot of things or do the “let’s take this approach first)

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          I think now here anyway the docs are cutting back a lot on the anti antibiotics. That is what I was told by my physician and my sons pediatrician because it was getting so bad.

          • Elicia P says:

            Rebecca,
            I am immune to penicillin and amoxocillin (sp?) that was my main reason to ask. I suffered from chronic ear infections as a child. The worst part for me now is that if I do need a antibiotic the drugs that I can take are the super powerful ones. The ones that can hurt your liver with excessive use.

            I have friends that their children are constantly on a drug to “cure” this or that. It spins my head just because of my experience.

            • Karen Hinkle says:

              I agree to much ppl are getting anti bodies any they don’t need them I heard some Dr just give them a placebo if they are presistant

              • Elicia P says:

                Karen: Strange that you heard this because I do believe that Doc’s can’t just give someone a placebo. At least in my experience working in mental health. There are plenty of times I wished we could give our drug seekers placebos but was told by a psychiatrist that they can not do that (for reasons I can not remember)

            • Rebecca Swenor says:

              You are like me because I used to get amoxocillin all the time for sinus infections and bronchitis. My body got immune to it. Now I can take it again though. Which is weird, I had stopped taking it for years. Since being on the shots I don’t get sick like I used too.

              • Elicia P says:

                Rebecca: Not me. I have been immune to it for over a decade. A few years ago my dentist tried giving it to me. I told him that it would not work on me. He insisted. A week later when I went to see him, he was shocked that it did not work. I tried to explain to him that “I told you so”.

              • Rebecca Swenor says:

                I bet dentist listens now. lol 🙂

      • Heather Adamson says:

        I have to agree wtih Jessica, I always say that we are overmedicated. I would rather take less medicine if it was as effective as the higher doses. Not a big fan of putting just anything into my body.

        • Karen Hinkle says:

          me either I hate taking meds so I don’t take many I go to my chiropractor once a week to keep me in good health

      • constance ralph says:

        I agree

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I like the small does because you could have a sever reaction.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      I like the small dose because u vould have sevre reaction to thee big one

    • wendy c g says:

      I agree we are over medicated.

    • Holly E says:

      I agree. We do over-medicate and a small dose should be taken first.

    • constance ralph says:

      I really like the ideal of small doses. .especially when it comes to my kids

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      This is giving me alot to really think about and will have to discuss this with my daughter in detail. I will really have to read up . Oh I see the over medicated all over, its really sad sometimes

    • Yes, I think a small dose and than wait for results

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Smaller doses and single remedies would be great, am on 3 different medications just for allergies currently. Would definitely love to try with doctor approval. 🙂

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      I am so lost so does homeopathic mean that they give you something that triggers your allergies? I need to see a specialist that’s how severe my allerges are so if this is something that would help please let me know!

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Mandi,
        Look at Homeopathic remedies as something that you take as an offering from Nature, rather than from the Chemistry Lab.
        Makes it easy to understand. You do not need to know the HOW, if it’s hard to comprehend. It is the Concept that we are trying to convey here. Easy, as eating, breathing, walking.
        When we partake in this Natural way of healing our bodies with natural remedies offered by Nature, we allow our bodies to find through the ways to heal.

  5. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    woman sneesing allergies pollen

    Over 50 million people in the U.S. have some type of “indoor/outdoor” allergy, known as seasonal allergies, hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Actually, it is very hard to pin point the Number of people suffering from allergies, as the sources of allergies are infinite.

    “Allergies have a strong genetic component – if your parents had allergies, you’re far more likely to have them yourself,” he explains. “Most allergies develop in childhood, but in some people, they develop later after exposure to environmental factors ‘flips the switch.’ The end result is a runaway response in the immune system.”

    Among the most common allergy triggers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, are:

    – Tree, grass, and weed pollen
    – Mold spores
    – Dust mite and cockroach allergens
    – Cat, dog, and rodent dander

    Seasonal and other indoor/outdoor allergies aren’t just annoying. Asthma is sometimes triggered by allergies (although most people with allergies do not develop asthma). But if you do have asthma and your allergies aren’t well controlled, you may be more likely to have asthma attacks, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      My oldest sons asthma was always triggering asthma attacks when he was younger (pretty severe ones too-however normal asthma triggers did not) He used to have to take 4 prescription meds to keep his asthma/allegires under control…now he only takes 2 for the allergies (zyrtec and singulair) but still has some allergy flare ups.He is allergic to almost all the things listed above

    • Karen Hinkle says:

      yes them are all things that we live in our daily environment I just could not imagine to have to live with this I know some ppl who have a lot of these allergies and it is hard for them

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Okay I think you nailed all my allergies above. My son is even allergic to industrial molds.

    • Elicia P says:

      Bit off topic here.
      I read a article in a medical journal years ago. There was a link between exposing babies/children to cigarette smoke (even third hand when clothes are exposed) and the child developing asthma.
      I know there are other factors but I thought this one was huge and something the parent can prevent by not exposing their children to smoke.

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        I do agree with that Elicia. It think it has an effect on ones that have genetics for asthma.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Tree grass pollen and mold is mine

    • wendy c g says:

      My kids have asthma triggered by allergies, sometimes it turns into respiratory infection. It gets very windy during summer and they are miserable.

    • Holly E says:

      I definitely have allergies to pollen, grass, and mold spores. The Spring months are often difficult to get through without medication.

      • julie ferguson gould says:

        Oh my I feel like I am allergic to AIR sometimes..Even using my daily Flonase Spray I always seem to be stuffed up from something. Right now I am not able to see my doctor due to an insurance change. But I luckily have my script for a year.

    • constance ralph says:

      My husband had one of those allergy test done. .he is almost allergic to everything

    • constance ralph says:

      My poor husband was laid up in bed for several days last week because of his allergies. I feel so bad for him especially in the spring.he can hardly function if he doesnt take some form of medication

    • My husband has asthma since birth and as he has aged it has gotten worse, he does get some relief from meds

      • Karen Hinkle says:

        I feel so bad for all you who suffer I cant even image

        • Mary, Constance, Julie, Holly, Wendy & all — hope you feel better soon! Allergy season can really get in the way of enjoying the nicer weather. And this year, in many parts of the country, it’s actually going to be a more intense season due to the bad winter. Sending you all best wishes and good health!! – Zicam

          • CoffeeTime says:

            Zicam Team,
            Thank you for being here with your answers to some urgent questions.
            We’d love to have you back and learn more about your Zicam Products for every season you have.
            Zicam Cold is one the staples in our house.

            Thank you to the entire Zicam Team who makes a tireless effort to explain and market the product.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      My daughter and I both have and yes the allergies sometimes get so bad does trigger asthma symptoms.

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      I triggered by all of the above! I need to have a test done to see what all I am allergic to. Just have to wait till I get back on my insurance.

  6. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    woman sneezing allergies
    Photo: sheknows

    Treat Allergies Early!!!

    Spring pollen season starts much earlier than many people think. In large swaths of the country, including the eastern seaboard and the Ohio Valley, pollen starts filling the air as soon as the weather warms up just enough for the trees to begin budding.

    This means that if you take medications to control your seasonal allergies, the time to start them is mid- to late-February, not late March. “Allergies create an inflammatory response that is like a smoldering fire. If you can keep it smoldering rather than flaring, you’ll do a lot better,” says Sublett. “By starting your medications early, you’re less likely to have a snowball effect with your symptoms.”

    – Ask our Sponsor, Zicam, about the benefits of using Zicam Allergy, Congestion and Sinus Relief.
    – Ask about any adverse reactions, too.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      What are the known adverse reactions to Zicam??? I am curious to know if your products only work with sinus relief or if it will help with common eye irritations as well?

      • Karen Hinkle says:

        so how often do you have to take this and how long will it last what are some common side effect to

      • Hello Jessica, Karen, and Elicia — sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this great question! Not sure that our product works with eye irritations, but the Allergy Relief gel will help relieve common allergy symptoms like neezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, nasal congestion, and sinus pressure. It can take some time to work, so please follow the directions on the package about dosage. Zicam Allergy relief temporarily relieves symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies — so you will have to keep taking it as your symptoms are active.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I have asthma also so with my allergy flare-ups I get the sinuses and my asthma will start acting up which product if any would help with both.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      What are the known side affects?

    • wendy c g says:

      How long can you take you product at one time?

      • constance ralph says:

        I was wondering this too..I know you can only take nasal spray to help you breath for a short time. They irritate and cause nose bleeds

    • Holly E says:

      Does Zicam help with indoor and outdoor allergies?

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Great question Holly. 🙂

      • Holly, common allergens are things like pollen, ragweed, dust, outdoor mold, and grass… and Zicam Allergy Relief can help provide temporary relief of the symptoms of these allergies, such as nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and itchy/watery eyes. Let us know if you have a specific allergy you’re hoping to learn more about, and we’d be happy to relay the question to our call center. Thanks!

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      Please…..I dont know if I missed or not But what are the reactions to BP meds with Zicam??

    • Is there a certain group that suffer from the side effects, like children, elderly? people with HBP?

    • constance ralph says:

      Does it cause drowsiness

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      So should you actually start before any symptoms?

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Virginia,
        If you DO KNOW what kind of allergies you have and when they’re being triggered, I always start taking my remedies as a preventative measure.

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      Can allergies cause chest pain??? And what are the benefits of using Zicam and the risks?

  7. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    woman allergies sinus congestion

    Not many people know that KNOWING THE REASON for an allergic reaction can actually expedite the correct treatment and your response to the allergies!

    WHAT TO DO?

    To “discover” the underlying cause for your allergic reaction, a simple blood test can be conducted!

    IgE testing precisely measures the blood level of IgE antibodies produced in response to exposure to specific allergens.

    If you do not know WHAT exactly causes your allergies —> Head over to the doctor and ask for IgE test!

    Knowing the What could be your timely response to the allergies you’re suffering from! Act quickly, so the severity of allergies do not develop into a more serious disease.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      My son was tested twice once at 4 and again at 13 (all but 1 allergy stayed the same-however he reacted less the 2nd time- hoping in time his body is slowly building immunity to them )

      • Karen Hinkle says:

        so should every one have this test or just certain ppl that suffer or can say me who I don’t suffer school I to get this test

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        My oldest only had his shots for two years than stopped and he has not had ear infection in years. He is the one who has choolesteatoma in his left ear.

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          I spelled that wrong sorry. cholesteatoma.

          • CoffeeTime says:

            Rebecca,
            Have you tried to remove it surgically? It is treatable and very successfully.

            FYI for others: An abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum is called cholesteatoma. Repeated infections and/or a tear or pulling inward of the eardrum can allow skin into the middle ear.

            • Rebecca Swenor says:

              Yes he had surgeries starting at age 2. It is one that keeps returning, chronic. He is going to have to get it cleaned out for the rest of his life they told us. But it has been good for past two years not growing that much. He is now 23/

              • Rebecca Swenor says:

                Back then they were not sure if it was hereditary or from to may ear infections. They think he may have been born with it.

            • constance ralph says:

              Does this cause hearomg loss

              • Rebecca Swenor says:

                Yes he had the bones taken out of his ear at age 2 which their are 3 in inner ear anyway the one was destroyed I believe but others were put back in at different time but can’t remember age he was older. He is legally deaf in that ear but can hear certain tones.

              • CoffeeTime says:

                Constance,
                If left untreated, it can lead to loss of hearing.

              • Rebecca Swenor says:

                It can also attack the mastoid bone surrounding the brain.

              • Rebecca Swenor says:

                Bad things can happen if not treated it can also attack the nerves because he loss taste on one side because it was wrapped around the all his nerves. Ears are nothing to play around with.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I do know that sinus ear infection can lead to sinus infection and that can lead to walking pneumonia because it has happened to me plenty of times.

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      I slways get ear Infections im good though ive got tested

    • wendy c g says:

      My husband was tested for allergies.

    • Holly E says:

      Great advice. I have never had an allergy test before, but I should do it so I know exactly what to avoid and how to better treat my allergies.

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      I have always wanted to get an allergy test. Sounds like a wonderful idea right now. This is making me slightly crazy 🙂 Well crazier …..

    • I know people that have been tested and they still can’t figure out why they suffer

    • constance ralph says:

      Is this the test where they prick you arm with a bunch of different things to see how you react? If so my husband had this done when he was younger and was almost allergic to everything

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      My doctor keeps telling me currently to wait before am put through testing as some of mine could be caused from the many medications I am on, is this true or should I asked to be tested anyway?

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Virginia,
        This my personal opinion here, not advice –> If I suffered from allergies, even if I took medication for other conditions, I would have requested an Allergy Test for IgE antibodies. This won’t harm in any way to know if I have any allergies.

        UNLESS, some medication can MASK the sources of allergies when the IgE test is conducted. But I have not seen any info on that.

        • Virginia Rogers says:

          Am thinking her thought is the medications could be causing some symptoms, so she keeps saying wait rather than going through poking, and if can get off some and symptoms continue then she would send me for testing if that makes sense. Still drinking coffee, lol

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Doc could have meant that your immune system is lowered because of meds also.

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      This is the test I was talking about earlier!!!! I NEED THIS TEST! my aunt and sister took it and came back allergic to over 100 things and have to take shots to trigger their allergies in hopes to get the body used to it. Although I’m not sure what it’s called!

  8. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    green leafy vegetables
    Photo: Shawn Schreiner/Flickr

    For seasonal allergies, beginning treatments 1–2 months before the season starts can help reduce the severity of symptoms.

    Good health can help ease allergy symptoms, and good health starts with nutrition. People sensitive to airborne allergens may also be sensitive to certain foods.

    To help reduce the severity of Allergies, good nutrition can help. Eat a moderately low-fat, high-complex-carbohydrate diet. Drink a lot of water. Include a lot of the following foods in your diet:

    • Dark green, leafy vegetables
    • Deep yellow and orange vegetables
    • Nettles, bamboo shoots, cabbage, beet tops, beets, carrots, yams
    • Onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne, horseradish

    These can help your body handle allergies much better, and make any remedies (like Zicam) you are taking much more effective.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I had no idea certain foods helped with allergies (I know lots of water definitely helps me when I’m congested though so it makes sense that would help with allergies)

    • Karen Hinkle says:

      well them foods I eat a lot of so this might be helping me keep them away I hope I eat these foods daily except a few of them LOL

    • Elicia P says:

      This past year I looked a lot into Camu Camu. It is a fruit that is grown in Peru. One of the claims is that is aids in treating asthma.
      I can attest to the claims that it boost your immunity and also helps with depression (the depression part I know because I was waiting on my next order and it was a week late. I missed a weeks worth and noticed that my mood began to become “sad” (winter months= depression for me), once I began taking it again I noticed my mood stabilized).

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      This is great all great information. Thank you AM Coffee and Zicam for giving us all this opportunity and educate us more on this subject. 🙂

    • Brianna Ketchum says:

      Wow I never knew vegetables helped with allergies no wonder why I had better more easy allergies

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Brianna,
        You crack me up with your “better allergies!”
        I do not wish to have ANY allergies, better or less better! he, he!

    • wendy c g says:

      I didn’t know this. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    • Holly E says:

      I didn’t know that certain foods could help with allergies. My only problem is that, with thyroid disease, I can’t consume a lot of the mentioned foods. I do drink a lot of water daily though

    • julie ferguson gould says:

      Hmm I never knew these foods could help. Such great information. Thanks Laura and Zicam Rep for the assistance with this really frustrating problem. I appreciate this alot

    • As I age I notice I’m starting to suffer with some allergies because of my environment

    • constance ralph says:

      I try to get my husband to get these things but he is so picky sometime I have to sneak them in without him knowing..lol

      • Elicia P says:

        Constance: Have you read Jessica Sienfield’s cookbook. It is directed towards parents on how to hide the “good” foods in food items.
        I myself am so picky and I have cooked several of her items and I could never tell. I tricked myself!

    • constance ralph says:

      Thanks for all the information. .definitely learned some new things today

    • wendy c g says:

      This ties into what we were chatting about the other morning. Eating veggies.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Great to know I do currently drink lots of water, and am working on ways to get more fresh produce in my diet as only get a ride to store once a month. 🙂

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      Thank you I WILL TRY THIS!!! And will tell others in the family too!!! Thank you!

  9. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for all the advice!

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