Hay Fever

Hay Fever

Hay fever might be called autumnal catarrh. It is popularly supposed to be irritation of the nasal passages and the bronchial tubes, caused by the flying pollen from various flowers and plants.

Hay Fever—the Symptoms

The symptoms of hay fever are usually a salty discharge from the eyes and the nostrils, followed by severe irritation of the mucous lining of the nasal cavity, a sense of fullness in the head, and violent sneezing.

Hay Fever—the Remedy

It has not been the writer's opportunity to examine deeply into the actual causes of hay fever, but it has been his good fortune to cure many cases.

The remedy should be confined to—

Fresh air and sunshine
Close observation of the rules of diet
Total abstinence from all forms of stimulants and narcotics

I would suggest the following diet:

Fish (Limited quantity)
Green and fresh vegetables
Sour milk (Buttermilk)
(Where this kind of milk cannot be obtained, the ordinary
sweet milk will suffice)

The diet must be governed, as already explained in many other cases, by the individual requirements of the patient in regard to the amount of exercise, the temperature of the atmosphere, and the age of the patient. In spring and summer is the ideal time to remove the causes of hay fever and effect its cure.

In cases of Hay Fever:

Coffee  {Bananas
Confections  {Berries
Condiments Abundance {Fresh
Liquors and wines of {vegetables
Tea  {Green salads
Tobacco  {Sweet fruits
White flour products
 Limited {Eggs
 quantity {Fish
  {Sour milk (buttermilk)

The diet should be governed by amount of exercise, temperature, etc.