What is an allergy?

Allergy is a very common overreaction of the immune system to harmless substances. Allergy is must a common chronic condition worldwide. A substance that causes an allergic reaction is called Allergen.

Many allergens are harmful but they do not affect the people. That allergen may be a danger, pollen, venom or anything can be allergen if the immune system has an adverse reaction.

When a person with an allergy comes into contact with the allergen the immune system gradually builds up the sensitivity to the substance before overreacting. Here the immune system needs to recognize the allergen.

As it is sensitive to all the allergen it starts producing the antibodies to attack, this process is called sensitization. This sensitization takes a few days to several years.

STATISTICS:

Research indicates 30% of adults and 40% of children have allergies.

CAUSES OF ALLERGY:

RESPIRATORY ALLERGIES:-

SUMMER ALLERGIES: They are usually triggered by pollen from grass and weeds and dust.

HAY FEVER/POLLEN ALLERGY:– It is also called as allergic rhinitis. It is an immune disorder characterized by an allergic response to pollen grains and other substance.

MOLD ALLERGY:- All of us are expected to expose to some mold every day and usually they are problems but if you have allergies to it you can have a reaction if you are around too much.

ANIMAL ALLERGY:– Most of the people are allergic to animal. People with inherited to hypersensitivity exposed to protein in an animals saliva, dander and fur and urine can cause an allergic reaction. Most allergies to dogs and cats and horses are caused by hypersensitivity to protein is found in animals saliva and dander and fur.

  • Dust mites, pollen (grass, weed or tree)
  • Foods such as peanuts, cow’s milk, soy, seafood
  • Cats and other furry or hairy animals such as dogs, horses, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Latex, cosmetics, laundry detergent, dyes, household cleaners, and pesticides.
  • Insect bites and stings.

SYMPTOMS  OF ALLERGY

  • Burning, watering, itchy or red eyes.
  • Stuffy nose also causes headaches
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Sneezing, itching, and irritation of nose, ears, throat, skin.
  • A cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLERGY:

Skin Prick Test (SPT), Blood Tests (Specific IgE), Patch Test

TOP HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR RESPIRATORY ALLERGIES:

ALLIUM CEPA:

This remedy is used when nasal mucus irritated your nose or upper lip, your eyes are runny but discharge is bland & nonirritating.
Worse-warm rooms
Better- open air.

ARSENICUM ALBUM:

This remedy is used when stiffness and copious watery nasal discharge. Burning sensation of eyes, lips, throat, and nose

SABADILLA:

  • Itchy nose, violent, debilitating sneezing running nose & eyes worse in cold outdoor air & pollen.
  • Better- warm drinks &warm room.

NATRUM MURIATICUM:

This remedy for watery or egg-like nasal discharge, paroxysms of sneezing, chapped lips & cracks at corners of mouth dark circles around the eye, headaches.

FOOD ALLERGIES:

Food allergies or food intolerance affect nearly everyone at a point.

a) Milk allergy
b) Casein allergy
c) Egg allergy
d) Wheat allergy
e) Nut allergy
f) Fish allergy
g) Shellfish allergy
h) Soy allergy

TOP HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR FOOD ALLERGIES:

WYETHIA:

This remedy experience extreme itching in throat &palate that extend to ears or sore throat with hoarseness.

NUXVOMICA:

Nausea & cramps from indigestion especially after excessive eating of spicy food &drinking of alcohol. This is often used to relieve diarrhea after eating associated with the feeling of cold &hunger after bowel movements.

LYCOPODIUM:

It relieves discomfort & indigestion from the intolerance of food with bloating around the waste and gas.

PULSATILLA:

It relives gastric discomfort caused by eating too much fatty food, cakes, and ice creams with bloating, belching and slow digestion.

SKIN ALLERGIES:

a) CONTACT DERMATITIS:

It is a reaction that appears when the skin comes in contact with an irritant causes allergen symptoms.

b)HIVES:

Hives (urticaria) are red bumps or welts that appear on the body. The condition is called acute urticaria it lasts for more than 6weeks and chronic it persists beyond 6weeks.acute is caused by exposing to an allergen or by infection.

C) ALLERGY TO INSECTS STINGS:

It is more common to fear an insect sting to actually be allergic to one. Thousands of people enter hospital rooms every year suffering from insect stings.

TOP HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR SKIN ALLERGIES:

APIS MELLIFICA:

It is the best remedy for hives and urticarial rash.it is also used for insects bites on the skin. and also for allergies with severe burning, itching sensation, and rashes.

Sulfur:

It is topmost natural medicines for treating skin allergies it shows wonder in relieving excessive itching and burning sensation.

RHUS TOX:

It is used for a person with eczema which develops with numerous vesicular rashes along with itching, swelling and tingling sensation of the skin.

HEPAR SULPH:

This remedy is helpful to very sensitive, chilly people, whose eczema is extremely sore and becomes infected easily. People usually feel vulnerable and irritation with a low resistance to illness and infection.

OTHERS:

Eye allergy caused by allergic conjunctivitis, drug allergy caused by the aspirin allergy, penicillin allergy, etc.

TOP HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES:

EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS:

This remedy is for eyes, profuse tearing that is acrid & burning in nature, bland, nonirritating nasal discharge.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGY:

*Running nose
*Sneezing
*Stuffy nose
*Shortness of breathe
*Cough
*Rashes
*Fatigue
*Headache
*Nausea & vomiting
*Fever

DIAGNOSIS FOR ALLERGY:

BLOOD TEST: Measures IgE antibodies (RAST)Radio allergy sorbent test

SKIN PRICK TEST: Skin is pricked with a small amount of allergen then the skin reacts &becomes itchy red & swollen

Patch test.

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