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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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    • Approaches to Allergic Rhinitis Adam Rinde, ND Naturopathic Physician Sound Integrative Health, PLLC Kirkland, WA Phone: 425-889-5894 email: DrRinde@SoundIntegrative.com
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    • 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
    • Signs of Allergic Rhinitis
      • Allergic Shiners
      • Nasal Creases
      • Nasal Mucosa blue/gray, boggy
      • Creases below inferior eyelids
      • Mouth Breathing
      • Cobble stoning of posterior pharynx
    • Symptoms
      • Sneezing
      • Throat Irritation
      • Runny Nose
      • Burning Eyes
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Nasal Congestion
      • Nasal Itching
    • Causes of Allergies
      • Pollens (trees, grasses, weeds)
      • Molds
      • Dust Mites
      • Pet Dander
      • Cockroaches
      • Rodents
    • 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
      • *
    • Tree Pollen
      • Common in Early Spring
      • most common tree allergens birch, oak, maple, cedar, olive, elm
    • GRASSES
      • Common in Late Spring
      • Most common grass allergens:
      • Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard, Retop, Timothy, Vernal, Meadow, and Bermuda
    • MOLDS
      • Appear in Summer and Fall
      • Common Indoor Molds : Pennicillium, Aspergillus
    • Dust Mites
      • Present Year Round
      • Feed on Pillows, Mattresses, Stuffed Toys, Carpets, Upholstered Furniture, and Pet Shedding
    • Other Causes
    • Complications of Allergic Rhinitis
      • Learning disorders
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Fatigue
      • It is commonly associated with
        • Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Fatigue
    • Diagnostic Methods
      • Skin Prick Test
      • RAST Test (Blood)
      • Nasal Cytology
      • Diagnostic Imaging
        • X-Ray
        • CT Scan
        • MRI
    • General Therapeutic Approaches
      • Avoidance and Environmental Control
      • Pharmacotherapy
      • Immunotherapy
      • Natural Lifestyle Measures
      • Natural Medicine
    • Avoidance and Environmental Control
      • Identify specific allergen's and set up avoidance strategies
      • Maintain A Healthy Home Environment
    • 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
    • The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Dust
      • Humidity Control
          • Hypoallergenic Bedding
          • Hypoallergenic Floors
          • Vacuum
          • HEPA filter
    • The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Mold
      • Humidity Control
      • Ventilation
      • Control Water Damage
      • Yard Waste Management
      • Air Conditioning Management
    • The Healthy Home General Measures for reduction of Pet Dander
      • Secure Bedroom
      • Bathing Pets
      • Hygiene
      • Dust Often
    • 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
    • Strategies for Grass Pollen Avoidance
      • Wear mask when mowing
      • Cut grass Short
      • Choose low-pollen grass covers.
        • include: Irish Moss, Bunch, Dichondra.
    • 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..
    • Nasal Lavage (Netti Pot)
    • Air Filtering Technology
      • High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)
      • ULPA- Ultra HEPA Filters
      • Electrostatic Filters
      • Electrostatic Precipitators
      • Ionization
    • 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)
    • Immunotherapy
      • Can be highly effective
      • Effect often not noticed for -12 months.
    • Natural Nutrients and Botanicals
    • 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
    • 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
    • Nasal Irrigator
    • 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/
    • Approaches to Allergic Rhinitis Adam Rinde, ND Naturopathic Physician Sound Integrative Health, PLLC Kirkland, WA Phone: 425-889-5894 email: DrRinde@SoundIntegrative.com