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Natural allergy remedies?

My allergies just kicked in this weekend - my whole head is congested: ears, nose, throat is itching, my head has been pounding. I am breastfeeding my daughter & the safest thing for me to take would be Benedryl, but I HATE Benedryl. It either makes me jittery or exhausted & never at the right times. I've used saline drops, I've steamed, but I'm still miserable. Any suggestions?

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Asked by Wheepingchree at 8:22 PM on Apr. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • Eliminate dairy and herbal teas like chamomile.

    Have a spoonful of local honey every day.

    Drink lots of peppermint tea; peppermint is a natural decongestant.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:27 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Since you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor for a safe answer on this. Herbal remedies can cause some serious side effects to your child too. If you have a breast feeding specialist at your clinic, talk to them. This time of year is tough.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 8:40 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

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