My sinuses are driving me crazy! We live in a very wooded area with lots of pine and oak trees and I have a cat. Any help would be deeply appreciated!
I've been investigating the use of nettle for such conditions. However, I'm not convinced because I think my observations are tainted by the fact that some allergy seasons are worse than others. It gives the appearance that nettle helps allergies when, in fact, it may just be a milder allergy season.
If you want to be a part of my experiments, try a short decoction of nettle. (Simmer in water 2-3 minutes, turn off fire, cover and steep for 15 minutes.) Let us know.
Other than that, I can't think of anything proven to help unless you try Claritin D or some other equivalent. (Sounds pathetic coming from an herbalist.)
tincture of fresh nettle leaf is specific for allergies.
also use a neti pot a few times a day during the season, 1/4 teaspoon of non iodized salt to 1 cup of water, use 1/2 cup to rinse each nostril.
check yourself for food allergens by doing an elimination/rechallenge diet...they are often the backdrop for other allergies, especially cat.