Yes, it is necessary to treat allergies at the root of the problem. Seasonal allergies usually are not life threatening and conventional doctors are quite content with successful control of the symptoms. However, seasonal allergies mean a lot to a naturopath, for it may be the first sign of the decline of immune system. The patient may also notice a drop in energy, more susceptible to cold and flu, tendency to get ear infections, sinusitis or bronchitis, or some other minor issues. For most people, seasonal allergies remain and do not progress to any other more serious conditions. But for some unfortunate ones, they might need stronger medications like steroid as their conditions worsen, or they may start to develop other seemingly unrelated conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic headache, or fibromyalgia, etc.
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