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Different things can trigger an allergy -- change in season, eating certain kinds of foods or exposure to certain things. The symptoms are usually observed when you are exposed to that particular substance or situation that is referred to as an allergen. Pollens, dust, dander, molds or food items like eggs, nuts, fish, mushroom are common allergens. As an alternative approach to treating these allergies so that the symptoms and effects reduce with time, homeopathy is found to be useful. We discussed the homeopathic approach to allergies, and the remedies prescribed, with Dr. Alok Palresha, MD Medicine (Hom.) and Acupuncturist. Here s an extract of the discussion.
According to Dr. Palresha, the choice of remedy in Homeopathy is based on a holistic approach and revolves around the theory of individualisation. This approach helps a homeopath to treat all the signs and symptoms of the ailments and bring the individual to a state of complete wellness. In case of allergies, the treatment is not selected to get rid of the allergy, but to address the actual cause and the level of susceptibility of the individual.
Types of allergies
While nose, skin, eyes and chest are the body parts that show signs of allergic reactions, there are a few severe allergies too. The anaphylactic shock is one such allergy that may affect various body organs and might lower blood pressure drastically, causing death. To know more about the anaphylactic shock, read here.
Itching, wheezing, cough, red eyes, eruptions and rashes, dryness in the skin, congestion or suffocation, nausea, swelling of lip or mouth are common symptoms. However, these vary depending on the cause of allergy and can be classified widely. Did you know asthmatic kids are likely to be allergic to peanuts?
Here are a few important remedies for homeopathic treatment of different allergies:
For individualised remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Note: Highly diluted homeopathic remedies, taken under the supervision of trained professionals, are generally safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse reactions , says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). However, the organization warns Like any drug or dietary supplement, these products could pose risks if they are improperly manufactured (for example, if they are contaminated with microorganisms or incorrectly diluted) .
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