An allergy is an unpleasant reaction of the body that affects some people after their body has been exposed to a given substance. It usually occurs in very specific locations of the body: on the skin, around the eyes, in the respiratory tract and in the digestive system. There are as many different types of allergies as areas where they can manifest themselves. Thus, an allergy can be trivial or very severe, depending on the person and the area where it occurs. There are 7 main types of allergies: food allergies, urticaria, allergic dermatitis, allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergy to insect venom and anaphylaxis. The symptoms differ between all of these forms of allergy. You can be allergic to a type of food, fabric, chemical, etc..
An allergic individual may see patches appear on his or her skin, often accompanied or replaced by intense itching. Sometimes there is even swelling of the eyes and / or mouth. As for urticaria, it manifests itself by fleeting skin rashes, also accompanied by itching or feelings of irritation. Regarding eczema, it is also characterized by skin rashes although they are followed by redness and dry skin scales that may also cause itching.
Allergic asthma manifests itself sporadically with shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing. Allergic rhinitis is felt both around the eyes and nostrils. The eyes become red and itchy, the nostrils sting and are runny, and tension is felt in the sinus.
Allergy to insect venom needs to be reported immediately after the bite. Rashes will then appear on the skin accompanied by a sensation of pain and swelling at the bite’s location. Allergy to venom can be accompanied, in the worst of cases, by anaphylaxis. In this last case, the throat tightens, breathing becomes hard to achieve, the pulse beats abnormally, the patient becomes pale and may even fall unconscious.
It is the most dangerous type of allergy because it can result in death.
Not only does homoeopathy prevent some allergic reactions but it can also effectively soothe allergic fits. In the first case, the treatment prepares the body for tolerance of the harmful substance that causes the allergy. In the second case, the aim is to restore the body’s immunodeficiencies in order to stop the fit. Preventive homoeopathic treatment must be taken several months prior to contact between the patient’s body and the substance responsible for the allergic reaction. For example, in the case of allergy to pollen, start taking a weekly dose of Pollens 30 CH two to three months before the pollination period. There are other homoeopathic remedies for allergies to pollen: Sabadilla 9 or 15 CH in combination with Allieum cepa or Euphrasia Officinalis.
To treat allergy fits that are already occurring, the basis of any homoeopathic treatment consists of systematically taking 5 granules of Pollens 15 CH, 5 granules of Apis mellifica 9 CH and 5 granules of Poumon histamine 15 CH in the morning and evening. Then, they need to be combined with specific homoeopathic products that can relieve the symptoms resulting from the allergy fit. For example, a cream made with Homeoplasmine or Cicaderma allows a patient to relieve skin irritation due to colds. To treat a severe cold, take 5 granules of Arsenicum album 9 CH every 4 hours and, depending on the patient’s improving condition, the administration of doses can be progressively spaced out.
In case of allergy, it is imperative to consult a doctor if the symptoms constitute a handicap to the patient’s daily activities. In addition, medical attention should also be sought if no improvement is observed after a treatment has been administered for quite some time. Thus, when the ailments last for several days, or even several weeks, it becomes necessary to consult a doctor. It is even advised to let the physician determine the prescription for the allergy’s homoeopathic treatment.
Good to know: Homoeopathy can be used to treat all types of allergies. With the appropriate homoeopathic treatment, one can prevent allergic reactions from occurring. If the allergic fit is already underway, homoeopathy can also put a stop to it.