Respiratory Allergy Treatment in Homeopathy
According to a report by the World Health Organization, in India, nearly one in three people suffer from an allergy. However, only 35% of people seek treatment. Respiratory allergies are mainly airborne. They can occur due to a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Respiratory allergies can also cause breathing problems. The immune system of a person suffering from respiratory allergies is hypersensitive and hence reacts abnormally. Respiratory allergies develop when the immune system reacts negatively to specific irritants in the air. The most common triggers include dust mites, pollen, mold or pet dander. These are common allergens and can affect anyone with sensitivity. Respiratory allergies can also affect your daily life. Therefore, prevention and long-term control treatments are important to increase the disease-free period.
Respiratory Allergy Symptoms
If you are prone to allergies, your body may respond with a reaction when exposed to a specific allergen. A chain of symptoms can occur as a result of an allergic reaction. These allergy symptoms can range from mild – itchiness, runny nose, watery/red eyes to even life-threatening situations. A person suffering from respiratory allergy may experience one or a combination of the below symptoms:
- Nasal congestions
- Itchy throat, nose ears or eyes
- Runny nose
- Difficulty in breathing
At first, respiratory allergies may seem harmless. However, if left untreated, they can develop into more chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma or sinusitis. If you show any of the aforementioned signs, it is important to consult an expert doctor.
Risk Factors and Causes of Respiratory Allergy
Common respiratory allergens include:
- Outdoor allergens- pollens from grass, trees
- Indoor allergens- pet hair, dust or mold
- Irritants- cigarette smoke, perfume or pollution
If you already have one type of allergy, there is a higher chance of developing respiratory allergies too. Moreover, repeated exposure to a particular substance can also increase the likelihood of developing an allergy.
If you suffer from any allergy symptoms such as allergy cough, our doctors can help you get the best treatment. Our homeopathic doctor will conduct a detailed consultation and make a note of physical and psychological symptoms. The symptoms can help determine if you have a respiratory allergy. This analysis can further help identify the specific triggers. Conventional respiratory allergy treatments include antihistamines, decongestants, nasal steroids and immunotherapy. Most of these treatments aim at relieving only the symptoms and long term use of these can also cause side-effects. Homeopathy on the other hand, offers a safe, effective and long-lasting relief to patients suffering from allergies.
Advantage of homeopathic medicine to treat Respiratory Allergy
- Homeopathy focuses on treating the root cause of the problem for long-term relief.
- Conventional treatments for respiratory allergies can cause drowsiness and interfere withdaily activities. Homeopathy is safe and free from any side-effects.
- Homeopathy doesn’t involve generic medicines.Every patient is treated according to the specifics of his/her condition.
- Homeopathic treatment builds immunity and provides systematic relief.
Homeopathic treatment is well recommended for chronic complaints and the prevention of future complications.
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What are the natural ways to treat allergy cough?
Honey and lemon- Mix 2 tsp of honey and lemon juice in a cup of warm water to relieve a cough effectively and also soothe the irritated throat.
Warm water and salt- Gargle using 1/2 tsp of salt with one cup of water to help soothe a scratchy throat.
Probiotics- While probiotics don’t help relieve cough directly they help support the immune system. A healthy immune system can help ease upper respiratory infections and reduce the severity of the symptoms.
Ginger- It helps relieve a cough and relaxes the tightened airways. You can mix raw ginger with honey or you can also mix it with warm water.
In addition, it is best to take measures to prevent coughing. Identify allergens and avoid contact, keep the common areas of your home and workplace clean, wash your hands frequently and stay hydrated.