Approaches to Allergies

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If you or someone you know suffers from seasonal allergies, you are aware of how troublesome they can be. Did you know there are viable whole-person, natural approches available toward treating …

If you or someone you know suffers from seasonal allergies, you are aware of how troublesome they can be. Did you know there are viable whole-person, natural approches available toward treating allergies?

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  • 1. Approaches to Allergic Rhinitis Adam Rinde, ND Naturopathic Physician Sound Integrative Health, PLLC Kirkland, WA Phone: 425-889-5894 email: DrRinde@SoundIntegrative.com
  • 2.  
  • 3. Definition
    • Allergic rhinitis is a collection of symptoms, predominantly in the nose and eyes, caused by airborne particles of dust, dander, or plant pollens in people who are allergic to these substances.
    • When these symptoms are caused by pollen, the allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.
    • Affects 20% of N. Americans
  • 4. Signs of Allergic Rhinitis
    • Allergic Shiners
    • Nasal Creases
    • Nasal Mucosa blue/gray, boggy
    • Creases below inferior eyelids
    • Mouth Breathing
    • Cobble stoning of posterior pharynx
  • 5. Symptoms
    • Sneezing
    • Throat Irritation
    • Runny Nose
    • Burning Eyes
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Nasal Congestion
    • Nasal Itching
  • 6. Causes of Allergies
    • Pollens (trees, grasses, weeds)
    • Molds
    • Dust Mites
    • Pet Dander
    • Cockroaches
    • Rodents
  • 7. Weed Pollen
    • Common in late summer and fall
    • most common: ragweed, pigweed, sage, mugwort, yellow dock, sheep sorrel, english plantain, lambs quarter, and russian thistle
    • *
  • 8. Tree Pollen
    • Common in Early Spring
    • most common tree allergens birch, oak, maple, cedar, olive, elm
  • 9. GRASSES
    • Common in Late Spring
    • Most common grass allergens:
    • Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard, Retop, Timothy, Vernal, Meadow, and Bermuda
  • 10. MOLDS
    • Appear in Summer and Fall
    • Common Indoor Molds : Pennicillium, Aspergillus
  • 11. Dust Mites
    • Present Year Round
    • Feed on Pillows, Mattresses, Stuffed Toys, Carpets, Upholstered Furniture, and Pet Shedding
  • 12. Other Causes
  • 13. Complications of Allergic Rhinitis
    • Learning disorders
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Fatigue
    • It is commonly associated with
      • Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Fatigue
  • 14. Diagnostic Methods
    • Skin Prick Test
    • RAST Test (Blood)
    • Nasal Cytology
    • Diagnostic Imaging
      • X-Ray
      • CT Scan
      • MRI
  • 15. General Therapeutic Approaches
    • Avoidance and Environmental Control
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Natural Lifestyle Measures
    • Natural Medicine
  • 16. Avoidance and Environmental Control
    • Identify specific allergen's and set up avoidance strategies
    • Maintain A Healthy Home Environment
  • 17. The Healthy Home Environmental Control
    • EPA estimates that indoor pollutants are maybe two to five times higher then outdoor pollutants
    • Americans spend 90% of their time indoors
  • 18. The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Dust
    • Humidity Control
        • Hypoallergenic Bedding
        • Hypoallergenic Floors
        • Vacuum
        • HEPA filter
  • 19. The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Mold
    • Humidity Control
    • Ventilation
    • Control Water Damage
    • Yard Waste Management
    • Air Conditioning Management
  • 20. The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Pet Dander
    • Secure Bedroom
    • Bathing Pets
    • Hygiene
    • Dust Often
  • 21. Strategies for Weed Pollen Avoidance
    • Avoid Outdoors between 5-10 am on dry, hot, and windy days
    • Windows-Close them!
    • Use Dryer instead of outdoor hangers
  • 22. Strategies for Grass Pollen Avoidance
    • Wear mask when mowing
    • Cut grass Short
    • Choose low-pollen grass covers.
      • include: Irish Moss, Bunch, Dichondra.
  • 23. Strategies for Tree Pollen Avoidance
    • Avoid 5-10 a.m outdoor activities
    • Plant allergen-free trees
      • examples: crape myrtle, dogwood, fir, fig, palm, pear, plum, redbud, and redwood trees
      • female ash, box elder, cotton wood, maple, poplar, or willow..
  • 24. Nasal Lavage (Netti Pot)
  • 25. Air Filtering Technology
    • High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)
    • ULPA- Ultra HEPA Filters
    • Electrostatic Filters
    • Electrostatic Precipitators
    • Ionization
  • 26. Pharmacotherapy
    • Second Generation antihistamines
    • Leukotreine receptor inhibitors (Singulair)
    • First Generation antihistamines (sedating)
    • Decongestants (alpha-adrenoreceptor agonists)
    • Nasal Corticosteroids
    • Intranasal Antihistamines
    • Intranasal Chromolyns (Nasalchrom)
    • Intranasal anticholinergics (Atrovent)
  • 27. Immunotherapy
    • Can be highly effective
    • Effect often not noticed for -12 months.
  • 28. Natural Nutrients and Botanicals
  • 29. Allergic Rhinitis Options
    • Neti Pot (one-three times per/day)
    • Vitamin C (1-2 grams per/day)
    • Freeze Dried Nettles (300 mg TID)
    • Quercetin 1-2 grams daily
    • Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) 8 mg total petasine three times daily.
    • Probiotics (Lactobacillus GG, Lactobacillus P, Bifidobacterium longum)/
    • Quercetin Nasal Spray
  • 30. Neti Pot
    • 1 tsp sea-salt in lukewarm water wash intra‑nasally in shower + 1 tsp Bicarb.
      • QD‑BID am or evening before bed during pollen season, before outdoor jobs until infection.
    • For green/yellow mucus:
      • Add 3‑4 dropperfulls colloidal silver.
    • For swelling inflammation:
      • Open 1 cap Quercetin in H20
  • 31. Nasal Irrigator
  • 32. Resources
    • HEPA Filters:
      • Air filter, Austin air junior plus $300 and $25 for shipping purchased @ www.needs.com
    • Mold Testing Kits
      • PNK microbiology 866-871-1984 ask for MEA ager plates. $45 analysis/plate.
    • Allergy Control Products
      • http://www.achooallergy.com/
  • 33. Approaches to Allergic Rhinitis Adam Rinde, ND Naturopathic Physician Sound Integrative Health, PLLC Kirkland, WA Phone: 425-889-5894 email: DrRinde@SoundIntegrative.com