Catarrh may be an allergic reaction, the most usual allergen ingested being cow’s milk.
(See Section on Allergy).
Inhaled allergies include feathers or wool in bedding or mattresses. Sometimes this is
attributed to the excreta of the house-dust mite, but it may also be due to wool in the mattress
being from sheep who have been dipped in organophosphates. If you wake up streaming every morning
I would contact either Healthy House or Green Fibres and discuss alternative mattresses, pillow and bedding.
A third possibility is pollen and other airborne particles (dust in other words!). The Foresight Laboratory
can test dust for mineral content. In some cases there is effluent from nearby factories.
This can be further confirmed by the Friends of the Earth website:
Net curtains may help if it is airborne pollution, or it is possible to
get an air-filtering system. It may be worth going on holiday to the seaside
for a week to tell whether the “local air” affects you.
Selenium ACE, used in conjunction with Zinc may help to shore up the respiratory tissues.
Avoiding cow’s milk is definitely worth trying.