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- Feb 09 2017
Homeopathy and Food Allergies
A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the human body has mistakenly identified as a harmful substance. Once the immune system decides that a particular is harmful to the body, it creates specific antibodies to defy the perceived enemy. Because of perceived invasion, the immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals, including histamine, to protect the body.
Many people are genetically disposed to allergies, which is called as atopy. The most common allergens are house dust mites, pollen from trees and grasses, cats, dogs, milk and eggs. In mild cases of allergies, there may be slight itchiness or reddening of the affected area. In serious cases, anaphylactic shock can occur, which causes low blood pressure, constriction of breathing and sometimes even death.
A true food allergy differs from food sensitivity or intolerance. Homeopathic treatment can help strengthen the immune system. After homeopathic treatment, if there is an accidental exposure, the chances of a severe reaction are reduced.
The immune system reacts to certain proteins found in foods. It treats them as harmful to the body and tries to fight them off by releasing chemicals and histamines. This starts the allergic symptoms.
The most common foods which can cause an allergic reaction are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and selfish.
Symptoms occur usually immediately or within 1 to 2 hours after contact with the food allergen. Some common symptoms are itching, hives, and flushing, swelling, eczema, tingling, and burning of the mouth, abdominal cramps, abdominal distension, vomiting, nasal congestion, sneezing, heart rhythm irregularities, anaphylaxis, and low blood pressure.
Diagnosis of food allergy
Any reaction by the immune system is determined. A complete physical examination is carried out. Individuals may be asked to keep a food diary and record all physical symptoms.
A prick skin test is a simple test done in case of food allergy.
Homeopathic Remedies for Allergy
Apis Mellifica: To treat the hives or urticarial rash due to allergic reactions.
Arsenic Album: It is best for treating nasal allergy when there is a fluent and burning discharge from the nose with a lot of sneezing.
Natrum Mur: It is very beneficial for the treatment of both nasal and skin allergies.
Sulphur: The best remedy for skin allergies with excessive itching and burning sensation.
Concern the best homeopathic doctor before taking any medicine. Always avoid taking medicine without doctor’s prescription.
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