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AllerDHQ - Your Key to Surviving Allergy Seasons

by Carly Neubert, BA, NC on August 30, 2023

Xymogen has been a crowd favorite here for years. From their heavily researched formulations to the variety of benefits, Xymogen has an option for almost anyone. I previously discussed Xymogen at length in another blog, check it out here if you need a refresher on the brand itself.

In this article, I will be specifically discussing something that many of us despise - allergy season - and how Xymogen’s AllerDHQ can help reduce the symptoms.  Keep in mind that you can suffer from allergy symptoms during any month and season of the year. 

Firstly, what are allergies?

Allergies can be broken up into different categories. There are food allergies, drug allergies, insect allergies, mold allergies, pet allergies, and pollen allergies. Allergies occur when your body recognizes a substance as harmful. The reaction that follows is an allergic reaction. The substance that causes the reaction is an allergen. Some allergies are seasonal, and some are year-round. Allergies can be life-long, or you can grow out of them. 

Allergy FAQs

What are allergy symptoms?

Here is a comprehensive list of allergy symptoms according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy nose
  • Rashes
  • Runny nose
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tongue swelling
  • Cough
  • Throat closing
  • Cough
  • Closing of the throat
  • Tongue swelling
  • Feeling faint
  • A sense of “impending doom”

    An allergic reaction can be minor, or it can be life-threatening. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that needs to be addressed with immediate medical attention. 

    What are the symptoms of high allergies?

    The number one reported symptom of high allergies is itchy, watery eyes. 

    What are the 7 allergy symptoms?

    The 7 most common allergy symptoms are: 

    1. Itchy, watery eyes
    2. Itchy nose
    3. Sneezing
    4. Runny nose
    5. Rashes
    6. Hives
    7. Stomach cramps

    What are the 5 main allergies?

    According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the five main allergies are:

    1. Pollen
    2. Peanuts
    3. Tree nuts
    4. Shellfish
    5. Animal dander

    How do you stop allergies immediately?

    Limiting your time around the allergen in question is a great way to decrease instances of reactions. This may require checking pollen levels before going outside, or avoiding areas with blossoming plants during the spring. Pets that have been outdoors around allergens should be kept away from your bedroom, as the allergens may still be on them (pollen, etc.). 

    Why do I suddenly have so many allergies?

    This is a common occurrence in adults, hence the name “Adult Onset Allergy.” This tends to happen to those in their 20s or 30s (but can happen in other age ranges as well). You may have come into contact with a new substance through moving to a new location, or being around new animals (like cats). Experts are still investigating what can bring this sudden reaction on in adults. 

    Can my location affect my allergies?

    Yes, it can! States in America can have different native plants and trees. Moving to a new location (or even a new part of a city/state) can affect your body’s reactions to pollens or plants. 

    When should I worry about allergy?

    Severe reactions can be a clear indicator that you need to see a healthcare professional. Allergy tests can be conducted by a family doctor or an allergist. They can then determine, through a skin test or a blood check, the severity of the allergy and how it can be addressed going forward. A healthcare professional can help you determine the best treatment. 

    What medicine helps with allergies?

    Over-the-counter medications like antihistamines can be convenient options. However, AllerDHQ by Xymogen utilizes bioflavonoids, micronutrients, and enzymes to address the histamine response in sensitive individuals. AllerDHQ also provides relief without negative side effects, like drowsiness that accompany traditional antihistamines. See below for more information on this formula!


    AllerDHQ is meant for individuals that experience sensitive immune reactions. They work to address these feelings of physical or mental discomfort with the plant nutrients in Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, dihydroquercetin (DHQ), rutin, NAC, stinging nettle extract, and bromelain. 

    Vitamin C has been the focus of many previous articles--- and for good reason! Vitamin C works to protect your body against free radical damage and helps produce collagen. It also has a role in deactivating histamine. Bioflavonoids work with antioxidants to protect your tissues from oxidation damage. Bioflavonoids also work to decrease histamine releases. Dihydroquercetin supports antioxidant properties and is more absorbable in the body than quercetin alone. Rutin is a source of flavonoids that can reduce mucus and a runny noses. NAC is a precursor to glutathione and plays a big role in how our body detoxes and protects via antioxidants. Stinging nettle extract has been used historically for inflammation regulation when it comes to immune system responses. Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant and regulates the inflammation response to reduce hypersensitive immune system reactions. 

    The recommended dosage is one to two capsules daily, although I often suggest 6-8 per day for clients who have histamine overload or Mast Cell Activation (MCAS), or other severe reactions.   If you’re on medications, reach out to a healthcare professional to determine if there may be any interactions. 


    “I have been using Aller DHQ for a month now, and I love it. It has dried up my always dripping nose and cleared up my sneezing almost completely. It has really improved my quality of life. I highly recommend it.”

    - Lauren S.

    “AllerDHQ works fantastic! It gives you relief like a typical allergy pill would, but without the unwanted side effects. Definitely highly recommend!”

    - Alecia K.

    Further Readings

    An interesting element of the discussion on allergies has to do with the different trends in different parts of the world. What we consider to be a popular food allergy here in the West is not as big of an issue in places like Asia and parts of Europe. This 2018 article explores why this is and what prevention and diagnoses we can take inspiration from. 

    As I discussed earlier, location can be a determining factor in whether or not you will suffer from seasonal allergies. This report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America goes through the most challenging places to live with allergies in 2022. 

    Concluding Thoughts

    When you think of springtime or fall, what do you think of? For some, this time means that the seasonal allergies are on their way. For others, this is year-long. Whatever your circumstance is, seasonal allergies can spell disaster for your physical and emotional wellbeing. Addressing these issues with a studied and natural alternative can provide your body with some much-needed relief. If you have any questions on how your seasonal allergies can be alleviated with AllerDHQ, schedule a consult with me, Carly Neubert BA, NC.