Allergies can affect your entire lifestyle, and the symptoms can affect your quality of life. There are many different causes of allergies, and the symptoms associated with allergies will definitely differ depending upon the cause. Symptoms associated with allergies can affect your body externally as well as internally. The key to curing allergies therein lies in identifying the cause of the allergy, so that symptoms can be alleviated by treating the allergy at its source.
Causes for allergies differ and include things like seasonal allergies, airborne foreign substances, dander, pollen, animal fur, molds, mildews, reactions to medications, and other substances deemed foreign by the body. The human immune system reacts to foreign substances and if the immune system reacts in a normal manner, different immune cells likeImmunoglobulin M (IgM), Immunoglobulin G (IgG), Immunoglobulin A (IgA), and Immunoglobulin D (IgD) help the eliminate the substances in the body viewed as foreign. If however, the immune system becomes over-reactive to substances perceived as foreign to the body, the body begins to produce an excessive amount of Immunoglobin E and the body begins to illustrate signs of a reaction with allergy symptoms.
The types of allergic symptoms one might experience will vary; some people might experience excessive nasal discharge, infections of the nasal passages and sinus areas, sneezing fits, itchy eyes, watery eyes, dry eyes, burning in the eyes, and some allergies can result in skin conditions like rashes, hives, swelling, welts, wheels, and contact dermatitis. Other allergic reactions can include things like weight loss, weight gain, and general malaise. Extreme allergic reactions can prove fatal if not addressed immediately since respiratory functioning can be affected too, or Anaphylactic shock can result.
Allopathic allergy treatments are methods of treatment that involve the act of hindering the body’s response to the allergens responsible for symptoms. Over-the-counter treatments for allergies often include the use of products like Benadryl® and Chortrimentron®, as well as Caladryl®. For asthma and rhinitis, some individuals use prescribed medications like Albuterol inhalers and/or prednisone, as well as epinephrine to treat more severe allergic responses. Allopathic treatments include the avoidance of the allergens triggering the immune system’s excessive response and visiting an allergist can help in determining what is triggering allergic reactions. The medications are to be used as directed on the packaging or by the doctor until the allergic reaction subsides.
Homeopathic allergy treatments differ from allopathic treatments in the fact that such methods are used to actually stimulate the already overactive immune system in order to get rid of allergy symptoms. One common homeopathic treatment for allergies involves the consumption of Gelsemium, otherwise known as Yellow Jasmine.
Thirty grams of Gelsemium gel capsules are consumed daily to jump start the immune system so that it will eliminate the identified foreign bodies faster so that allergic symptoms will cease. This herb will help reduce symptoms related to congestion, runny noses, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and dry eyes. This herb should not be used by breast feeding or pregnant women, children, or the elderly, and the herb is associated with some side effects like dizziness, fatigue, exhaustion, and general malaise. If you consume Gelsemium, it should be done under the guidance of a qualified professional and you should cease use when side effects are noted. More than four milliliters of Gelsemium when consumed can prove fatal and is extremely toxic. There are plenty of other homeopathic remedies for allergies too, but all must be taken with great care.
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