Disease Index Gastrointestinal Diseases Kid's Health

Food Allergy

Information about food allergy symptoms, food allergy testing, causes, food allergy treatment with homeopathy medicine, or homeopathic treatment for food allergies.

Definition of food allergy

Food allergy is a reaction of the body’s immune system to some foods. Many people think they have a food allergy when it is food intolerance. Intolerance is caused by digestion problems, such as lactose or milk intolerance. A food allergy can cause severe symptoms. Food intolerance symptoms are rarely serious.

Causes of food allergy

The immune system reacts to certain proteins found in foods. It treats them as harmful to the body and tries to fight them off by releasing chemicals and histamins. This is what starts the allergic symptoms.

Just about any food can cause an allergic reaction. Most common are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and selfish.

People who are at increased risk

  • People who have other allergy problems.
  • Having family members who have a food allergy
  • Young children. Food allergy is more common.

Food allergy symptoms. 

Gastrointestinal tract

  • Itching of the lips, mouth, and throat
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Abdominal cramping and distension
  • Diarrhea
  • Colic
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Protein-losing enteropathy

Skin symptoms

  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Eczema, contact dermatitis

Respiratory tract

  • Runny or stuffed-up nose, sneezing, and postnasal discharge
  • Recurrent croup
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Middle ear infection

Systemic symptoms

  • Heart rhythm irregularities
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Low blood pressure or hypotension

Diagnosis for food allergy

Diagnosis of food allergy mainly consist history of food, and physical examination. Skin tests, elimination diet, food challenge, and blood tests are also done to confirm food allergies.

Homeopathic treatment for food allergy

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat food allergy but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat food allergy that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of food allergy:

Phosphorous, Nux Vomica, Arsenic Album, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Argentum Nitricum, Colchicum, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Flour, Ferrum Met, Ledum Pal, Lycopodium, Merc Cor, Berberis Vulgaris, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, Lachesis, Causticum, Carbo Animalis, and many other medicines.

 

About the author

Hpathy

Hpathy

This article and all other content at Hpathy.com is copyright protected by Hpathy.com. Any unauthorized copying to other websites or journals is not permitted. See the full Copyright Notice and Disclaimer at Hpathy.com

Leave a Comment