In the midst of this very British summer there does not seem to be any let up yet on the pollen count. In fact, it seems that more and more people are discovering that they have hay fever for the first time. In Ayurveda, an hay fever allergy, which has similar symptoms as a cold, suggests a Pitta-Kapha dosha imbalance with an accumulative build up of ama (toxins). Pitta is likely to be behind your itchy, red, sore eyes and scratchy throat. Kapha is influencing the amount of mucus congestion you are experiencing.
If you are looking at alternative ways to manage and relieve your symptoms then perhaps you might like to try some of the Ayurvedic home remedies mentioned below. Obviously these tips do not replace any advice or treatment your doctor may give you if you have gone down that path.