Homeopathy has been used to treat allergies, including hay fever, since it was first discovered. In fact, it was a homeopath who developed the patch test to determine what substance was causing symptoms!
Every person who experiences an allergic reaction will experience it differently. Here are just some of the symptoms you might experience when coming into contact with an allergen:
Important: If you are suffering from shortness of breath, or wheezing, you have swelling around your tongue, feel faint or lose consciousness, you must seek immediate help from an Accident & Emergency Department. Allergic reactions can be fatal.
The number of people experiencing allergies is rapidly increasing and there are different views about what is causing this rise. I believe there is not a single cause for the rise in allergies, but it is due to a combination of genetics, environment and lifestyle.
Conventional medicine explains an allergic reaction as an 'overactive immune system' - that is, your immune system is reacting to what should be harmless substances. Conventional medicine does not have a cure for allergies, so it tries to reduce the immune response using antihistamines. This treatment will not cure or reduce your allergic reactions, but will temporarily lessen the severity of the symptoms. Over time, symptoms often get worse and the antihistamines become less effective. Often people develop more and more allergies this way, as the body becomes more aggressive in its reactions.
With homeopathic treatment, you will be given remedies which will lessen the severity of the symptoms whilst also building and strengthening your immune system so that your body becomes less reactive to harmless substances, this is known as 'desensitisation'. Homeopathy can work for all manner of allergens including food, environment and animal dander.
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