Pathology of allergy
An allergy refers to an abrupt hypertensive reaction with varied symptoms after contact with an allergen. Well, an allergen is an agent that’s harmful to an individual who is allergic to it. Allergens aren’t harmful to other individuals. They include things such as pollens, dust mites, animal dander and certain types of food. People may suffer from different allergies including food allergies, allergic cough, nasal allergy, skin rash, and dust allergy. As such, allergy is a very individualized medical condition. That means that what you are allergic to, the other person may not be, and vice versa.
Homeopathic remedies for allergy are used to provide relief during acute allergy attacks. They also help cure the allergy by dealing with the root cause of the problem. Since homeopathic medicine is sourced from natural substances and doesn’t contain any toxins, it is considered to be very safe. The type of homeopathic treatment chosen depends on the symptoms and exhibited by each patient.
The following are some of the top common types of homeopathic treatment for allergy:
Treatment for nasal allergy
Nasal allergy is mainly caused by pollens, dust mites, and animal dander. It mainly manifests itself in terms of sneezing, itching in the nose, throat and ear discharge, fluent nasal discharge, or itching eyes. There are a number of homeopathic medicines which are great for nasal allergies. They include Allium Cepa, Arundo Mauri, Arsenic Album, Gelsemium, and Kali Bichromicum. Both Allium Cepa and Arsenic Album work very effectively when one has a running nose with sneezing or burning in the nose and eyes. Allium Cepa is best if the patient feels worse in a warm room and better in the open air. On the other hand, patients who feel relieved in a warm room and worse in the open air and better treated using Arsenic Album.
As for Arundo Mauri, it works best if the patient manifests with extreme nasal itching, throat, and eyes. This type of patient also often experiences sneezing and fluent nasal discharge. For patients who have nasal discharge dropping into the throat along with sneezing they are better off using Kali Bichromicum. Sometimes, a patient may present with a running nose and sneeze together with a headache and fever. For these, the best homeopathic remedy is Gelsemium.
Treatment for an allergic cough
An allergic cough usually comes with suffocation, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and a wheezing or whistling sound from the chest. An allergic cough is best treated using homeopathic remedies such as Ipecac, Sambucus, Arsenic Album, and Bryonia Alba. Patients suffering from chest tightness and suffocation attacks are better off with Arsenic Album. At night, when the condition gets worse, the patient has to sit up and take warm drinks for relief.
Some patients usually have a violent loose cough with wheezing sounds because of the accumulation of mucus in the chest. Such patients should take Ipecac. That’s if the patient does not get relief from vomiting after a cough. Dry coughs that are accompanied with chest pains and breathing difficulty are better treated using Bryonia Alba. The patient will feel better while lying down and worse while walking. If a patient has nasal blockage coupled with a suffocating cough, Sambucus is the best remedy. The difficulty in breathing and suffocation may make the patient wake up suddenly at night.
Treatment for skin allergy
Skin allergies often manifest as a rash with itching, hives Urticarial, and eczema. Urticaria becomes manifest when the skin gets raised in patches together with itching. There are a number of homeopathic remedies for allergic skin rashes. They include Apis Mellifica, Sulfur, and Urtica Urens. Sulfur works well for all allergic skin rashes with itching, dryness, and burning sensation. Urticarial rashes with intense itching and a burning sensation have a remedy in Apis Mellifica. The medicine is also good for treating the allergic rash with asthmatic symptoms. Use Urtica Urens when a patient who eats shell fish manifests with a skin rash with heat and violent itching.
Treatment for food allergy
Eating food to which one is allergic is the main cause of food allergy. Some of the symptoms include nasal discharge, itching in the nose, and difficulty in breathing. The patient may also have gastric symptoms like pain in the stomach, loose stool, nausea, and vomiting. There might also be swelling of the lips, mouth or face. Some patients even have eczema, itchy rash or hives. The most common food allergens are shellfish, egg, wheat, nuts, and milk.
- Egg allergy is best treated using homeopathic remedies such as Carbo Veg, Sulfur or Nux Vomica. When egg allergy manifests itself in gastric symptoms, Carbo Veg and Nux Vomica. Patients should use Carbo Veg when they have offensive stool, gas, nausea, and vomiting after eating eggs. Where there is a pain, then Nux Vomica is selected. Sulfur is used where there are itching and a burning sensation.
- Shell fish. Urtica Urens is the best homeopathic medicine for hives and violent itching following the eating of shell fish. You will be amazed how this medicine controls these symptoms.
- To treat wheat allergy, it’s best to use Lycopodium, Natrum Mur, and Colocynth. Patients with gastric symptoms such as loose stool with gas should be treated using Lycopodium. When one has cramping stomach pains with loose stool, then they are better off using Colocynth. Where a skin rash occurs, then it’s best to use Natrum Mur.
- To treat milk allergy, the most common remedies include Natrum Carb, Aethusa Cynapium, and Pulsatilla. Use Aethusa Cynapium when one vomits as soon as milk hits the stomach. When loose stool follows vomiting, the best remedy is Natrum Carb. Patients who exhibit loose stool, nausea, gas, vomiting, and acidity after taking milk should take Pulsatilla.
Dust allergy should be treated using medicines such as Bromium, Lycopersicum, and Arsenic Album. When a patient sneezes and has a running nose, Lycopersicum is the best remedy. Symptoms such as nasal discharge cough and chest pains are best treated using Bromium. The ideal homeopathic remedy for a fluent nasal discharge with sneezing and burning in the nose and eyes is Arsenic Album.
Hair dye allergy
There are various symptoms that one may get following hair dye application. They include itching, skin rash, and swelling of the face, neck, and ears. Although there are various homeopathic medicines for treating this kind of allergy, it’s best to note down the symptoms before making a prescription. The ideal cures for hair dye allergy include Arsenic Album, Natrum Mur, Sulphur, and Sepia.
Clearly, there are a number of homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat various types of allergy. If you are allergic to any of the allergens, first talk to a qualified medical doctor before embarking on any treatment.