Have You Ever Noticed that Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms are the Same as Your Cold Symptoms?
In most cases, your allergies have the same exact symptoms as your cold symptoms. This can be confusing, because we think when it is winter time, we have a cold and need a cold medication and when we have allergies, we need an allergy medication. All the body knows is that the immune system has become weakened in some way and it starts exhibiting symptoms. It does not matter whether it is in the middle of a cold winter or spring time and the pollen is blowing around.
In Homeopathy, we look at the symptoms the body is exhibiting at the time to select a Homeopathic remedy. Yes, stating that you have allergies or a cold gives you an idea as to what the possible Homeopathic remedies could be. But when selecting a Homeopathic remedy, it comes down to the actual symptoms you are experiencing now and how they are affecting you. Is the mucus running from your nose, clear, white, yellow, or maybe green? What is the consistency of this nasal discharge, watery, loose, or sticky? Does entering a warm room cause you to sneeze or cause a stuffed up feeling in the nose? Some allergy or cold symptoms quickly move from the nose/throat area down into the lungs causing wheezing. This is a sign of weak lungs, which develops from having reoccurring bronchial symptoms. As you can see any of these symptoms can resemble a cold or an allergy.
It is very likely that the Homeopathic remedy that helps your allergy symptoms will also help your cold symptoms and vice-versa.
So, the next time you have a cold or allergy symptoms, see if your symptoms resemble those of a Homeopathic remedy you have taken for a prior condition. If so, start taking that Homeopathic remedy first. It is very likely that the Homeopathic remedy that helps your allergy symptoms will also help your cold symptoms and vice-versa. We usually gravitate to the same Homeopathic remedy, unless we had a major shift take place in our life.