Homeopathic Treatment of Allergy



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Seasonal allergy and allergic rhinitis treatment with homeopathic remedies for allergy.

What is allergy?

Allergy is an abnormal reaction or increased sensitivity to certain substances.  The allergic individual produces symptoms when exposed to these substances, which are harmless to non-allergic people. The main reason for this is that allergic people make a special type of antibody called immunoglobin E (IgE), which can react with environmental substances in harmful way. These substances which lead to secretion of IgE antibodies are called allergens.

The reaction between allergen and IgE antibodies causes the release of substances such as histamine, which produce allergic symptoms in the skin, the nose, the eyes, the chest, etc.

The most common allergens are animal dander, pollens, house dust, house mites, moulds, some drugs, and many food stuffs, especially fish, eggs, milk, and nuts. Bee and wasp stings may cause allergic reactions, with fatal results in rare cases. Additionally, feathers, wood, dyes, cosmetics, and perfumes may act as allergen.

Two main types

  1. Seasonal allergies like hay fever are more common in the spring when plant pollination begins. Trees and grass cause most symptoms in the spring, while ragweed is responsible for the majority of autumn symptoms.
  2. Perennial allergies are usually year-round problems. Common triggers for perennial allergies include mould spores, pet dander and dust mite.

Common allergens

  1. Pollens (trees, grass, and weeds) 2. Moulds 3. House dust 4. Dust mites 5. Best stings 6. Medications 7. Foods 8. Animals 9. Air pollutants

Allergic reactions or diseases may involve any part of the body; the most frequently involved are the nose and the chest   with resultant symptoms of hay fever, or asthma, respectively. The skin eyes also commonly show allergic symptoms. Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergy, which affects many organs at the same time causing a rapid decrease in blood pressure, fainting and occasional death.

(Dr. Bimal Chhajer; allergy; 6-7.)

Symptoms of allergy

Skin related allergy symptoms

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Eruptions, rashes
  • Dry skin

Eye related allergy

  • Itching from the eyes
  • Redness
  • Watery eyes
  • Foreign body sensation in eyes

Respiratory tract related allergies

  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Congestion
  • Feeling of suffocation

Allergic rhinitis symptoms

  • Watery or runny nose
  • Itching in the nacres
  • Nasal congestion with stuffy nose
  • Post nasal drooping
  • Itching in the eyes and throat
  • Redness of tip of the nose
  • Watering from eyes may be associated with these symptoms

GIT related allergy symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sick feeling
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas
  • A life threatening allergic reaction to food is called an anaphylactic reaction and symptoms include
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe fall in the blood pressure
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Swelling of lips, mouth and throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Hives
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Diagnosis of allergy

Diagnosis mainly include

Blood test- to detect the presence of IgE antibodies in the blood patch

Skin patch test – performs especially in cases of eczema

Skin prick test – the test involves using a small needle to prick a drop of fluid. Containing a known allergen just under the surface of skin, if there is reaction, it means test is positive and if skin does not react in any way this will indicate a negative result.

Homeopathic treatment of 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 allergy but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned; several well-proved remedies are available for homeopathic treatment of allergy that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of allergy are given below:

  • Histamine – allergic to dust, strong perfumes
  • Natrum Mur – allergic to bread; acidic food
  • Kali Bich – allergic to beer; malt liquor
  • Sepia – allergic to warm boiled milk
  • Hepar Sulph – allergic to cod liver oil
  • Carbo Veg – Allergic to aspirin; bad liquors, salt butter, bad eggs, poultry items
  • Sulphur – allergic to antibiotic
  • Bryonia – allergic to castor oil
  • Nux Vom – allergic to coffee
  • Apis Mel – allergic to heat
  • Arsenic Album -Allergic to cold drinks; fruits; rotten foods, iodine
  • Dulcamara – allergic to dampness
  • Ailanthus – allergic to smell of flowers
  • Thuja – allergic to sweets; fatty meats, onion
  • Argentum nit – allergic to sugar
  • Tellurium – allergic to rice
  • Petrolium – allergic to cabbage
  • Nitri-spiritus dulcus – allergic to cheese
  • Justicia adhatoda – allergic to dust; coryza with profuse nasal discharge and sneezing in the evening

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Comments

  1. veena Innanji

    July 12, 2011

    Sir,

    I am very fond of Homeopathic treatment. I love Homeopathy. Thanks for all the Great Information.

    Veena
    Chennai, India.

  2. arun singh

    August 15, 2012

    Hi,
    I found this information very useful to me and this is the exact information about allergy. Because I consulted a doctor in Apollo Hospital New Delhi. He also said the same thing and did a IgE test.

    Thanks
    Arun

  3. Mukesh

    October 19, 2012

    Sir, can allergic rehinities cured completed by homeopathic treatment…if yes then suggest me about good doctor in channai…plz.

  4. Hariharan

    November 15, 2012

    I am also very much keen to know what are the very effective medicines in Homoeopathy for Dust & Moisture allergy (in allergy, I could not manage day to day activities even).
    Sir, whether this type of allergy is completely curable thru Homoeo treatment? If so could you please help me to find a solution.

  5. Gurdev Singh Pannu

    March 26, 2013

    I & my hole family believe in Homeopath. it not like as allopathic medicien it take more time than other medicine. But some doctor earn much than medicien cost, which is diffcult to pay for poor people.

  6. Manoj

    April 18, 2013

    skein allergy and fugal infication

  7. Saad

    June 21, 2013

    Sir, My female child had skin allergy i.e itching, redness, rashes, dry skin (especially in winter). Secondly this type of allergy usually occurs when she comes in contacts with animals like chicken, goat etc. She is healthy, fair, less\slow responsive, etc.
    Now i started giving her graphite-200, twice a day. It shows fair results. What should i do more??

  8. Venkat

    August 18, 2013

    Hi, I am Venkat from chennai, India. Whenever I go to India I get severe dust allergy(House dust was positive in test). My eyes become blood red and itchy, both noses get blocked, full of phlegm in chest could not breathe. I am suffering everytime I go to my hometown. Once I come back to Dubai, I become alright. Please help me. If this continues I cannot settle in my hometown. Pl help me.

    Yesterday I suffered the most in my life. I came back from my vacation. Wheezing started 2 days before I left. In flight it became very severe. I reached dubai and from there I had to travel another 2 hrs to abudhabi. I had very severe suffocation. blood red eyes itchy, nose blocks, phlegm in chest and wheezing as well. Once I reached my room, I took two puffs of the asthma spray to sleep peacefully. First time I took the spray too. Every time I go on vacation my body reacts more to dust in chennai. Pls help me.

    • Avatar of Alan V. Schmukler

      Alan V. Schmukler

      August 18, 2013

      Dear Venkat,

      I’m sorry you’re having this problem. Your case must be taken by an experienced homeopath. The homeopath will take much more information and manage your case. Contact the homeopathy organization in your country for a referral. You can find that information here:
      http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-organizations/
      It is impossible to to suggest a remedy in this case without a full case being taken.

      Sincerely
      Alan V. Schmukler

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