Seasonal Allergies can completely wipe you out. Symptoms are: itchy, red eyes; watery discharge from the nose and eyes; sneezing; fatigue; irritability. Unlike a cold, which is distinguished by a thicker mucus and sometimes a fever, and is usually gone in a week or two, hay fever can last for weeks.
From a naturopath's point of view, a seasonal allergy or hay fever is a sign that there is an imbalance in the wood element in Chinese Medicine. The liver and gall bladder are weakened so they are producing an insufficient amount of natural anti-histamines. This in turn causes the immune system to overreact to the allergens, thus increasing symptoms. There are many natural remedies that can help.
A naturopath can help to check how well your liver, gall bladder and intestines are functioning. It is very important to alleviate constipation. and ensure everything is moving well through the digestive system. Digestive enzymes can help.