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17th Sep 2012, 06:00 PM #1
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If you have been diagnosed with a food allergy, you should avoid eating the food that you’re allergic to. The severity of allergy symptoms will differ from person to person. If you notice that your allergy symptoms are minor, you may be able to tolerate small portions of the food that you’re allergic to. Food allergies are commonly confused with food intolerances and needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Food allergy symptoms will remain consistent no matter how much food is eaten, while food intolerance symptoms will increase the more you eat a food you’re intolerant of.
Food allergies are common among children, leaving only 4 percent of adults diagnosed with a food allergy. The most common foods that cause an allergic reaction are wheat, eggs, milk, soy, peanuts, nuts and fish. A food allergy occurs when your immune system reacts hypersensitivity towards the proteins in certain foods. The body mistakes the proteins in the food as an invading substance and begins to defend itself. The immune system releases different chemicals to fight off the proteins that cause common food allergy symptoms.
Most symptoms from a food allergy will appear within a few minutes of consuming the food. Your mouth may tingle or swell, followed by other common symptoms. MedlinePlus states that you may become short of breath, develop a cough and start wheezing. Your sinus cavity can swell, leading to sinus pressure pain, sneezing and nasal congestion. Your skin may become inflamed, irritated and itchy in or around your mouth. The digestive system may react by causing vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cramping and stomach pain.
If you experience anaphylactic shock, you may need an injection of epinephrine. If you have been diagnosed with a severe allergy, ask your doctor for a prescription of epinephrine. Other mild to moderate symptoms may be treated with an over-the-counter antihistamine
Some systems of medicine advocate Anti-histamines to cure the all forms of allergies. Homoeopathy believes that such drugs merely suppress or palliate the allergy and rarely cure it. They just palliate symptoms from today to tomorrow but never cured it permanently as long as medicine in blood or person is under influence of medicines feeling well as soon as medicine exhausted in body symptoms return of the symptoms. Few doctors not treating allergy itself but its symtoms like cough,coryza, lachrymation etc which is wrong approach right approach suggest us disease is cured in full extent & permannently.Homoeopathy is a science that does not depend only on the diagnosis of the diseases. For most of the other therapeutic sciences treatment depends only on diagnosis.
In Homeopathy equal importance is given to the patient as well as his suffering. This means when other sciences aim at treating Disease in Man, Homoeopathic science at the very inception, has been devised to treat the Man in disease. In simple terms Homeopathy aims to treat the inner man that is his immune system thereby treating the root cause of his disease which is a weak immune system. The system of homoeopathy works on the principle of taking every patient as a different entity with different medicine based on the symptoms therefore, a doctor should be consulted before taking medicines.
Allergies indicate a defective immune system and are considered in Homeopathy as communication from the body that something is not right. Homeopathy believes that the allergen is just the trigger to the problem and not the underlying cause. Homeopathic treatment can remove the underlying cause for the allergic tendency and eliminate it completely. A Homeopathic practitioner does not treat the disease itself, but looks at the entire individual and how the whole body reacts.
An appropriately selected Homeopathic remedy that is individually chosen to the totality of symptoms that the person is experiencing, not just the allergy symptoms, stimulates the body's vital force and immune system so that the body can heal itself. However, Homeopathic medicines can also be used to treat the acute phase of their allergy. Homeopathic treatment is safe and gentle, without any side-effects. Homoeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of physical, emotional, and genetic make up that individualizes a person.
Homoeopathy is very effective in managing all the symptoms of Allergies and also plays an important role in preventing relapse of the condition and improving the general health of the person. Another outstanding thing about Homeopathy is that people on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness. Since it treats in totality, it leads to a permanent long-lasting cure, rather than a temporary suppression of symptoms.