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It is a medical condition where the body’s immune system over reacts to some foreign substance which is usually harmless (unless it is a chemical pollutant or a heavy metal). These foreign substances also called allergens can be plant pollen, dust, mites, molds, pets, insect stings or food such as eggs, shell fish, grains or nuts.
The abnormal reaction of the body’s immune system can also be seasonal becoming worse during certain times of the year. Exposure to allergens during times when the body’s defense is low or weak (such as after falling sick or during pregnancy) may also lead to developing allergies. When you come in contact with something that your body considers dangerous then it releases a chemical called histamine. The release of histamine can cause skin rash, headache, sneezing, runny nose, swelling, nausea and diarrhea.
Anaphylaxis is a severe form of reaction and can be life threatening when the patient has anaphylactic shock. To avoid this, a patient has to stay away from known allergens.
If the allergen is something you breathe in, then you’ll have symptoms likely in your eyes, nose and lungs. If it is due to something you eat then the symptoms will likely appear in your mouth, stomach and intestines. In treating allergies your medical history is critical. Your medical history is the bridge between the various allergy test results and the allergy itself. Blood and skin allergy tests can detect patient’s sensitivity to common allergens found in the air. In case the skin and blood tests are inconclusive and inconsistent with the patient’s medical history then the experience of the trained allergist along with the patient’s medical history and a physical examination helps.
Positive Homeopathy has a proven track record of providing homeopathic treatment for various kinds of allergies. Since homeopathy treats the condition from the source, it offers a very good treatment for allergies. With the principle of likes cure likes, allergies are treated with a high success rate.