Do you experience frequent bouts of sneezing and an itchy, runny nose that affects your daily work? If yes, you might be suffering from allergic rhinitis.
Allergic rhinitis or nasal allergy is characterized by symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, nasal itching and/or congestion and runny nose. These symptoms occur when you come in contact with a potential allergen (substance that causes an allergic reaction) like dust, pet dander and certain seasonal pollens.
Allergic rhinitis can drastically affect your quality of life and therefore needs to be treated. Homeopathy is an effective medical option that offers significant relief in patients affected by allergic rhinitis.
It all starts with a runny nose and constant sneezing.
A person with allergic rhinitis symptoms may experience one or combination of the following:
When you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system identifies a harmless substance (allergen) as harmful and produces antibodies to fight it. The next time you come in contact with this substance, these antibodies signal your immune system to release chemicals called histamines to fight allergens. This causes a reaction that leads to the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Few allergens or triggers of allergic rhinitis are:
Few factors that can put you at risk of developing allergic rhinitis are:
Our doctor will perform a physical examination, take your medical history and might also recommend any of the following tests:
Skin prick test : This test uses a small amount of allergen extract that is pricked into the skin of your arm. Within a stipulated period, it is observed for any signs of an exaggerated skin reaction.
Intra-dermal tests : In this test, the allergen extract is injected between layers of the skin and observed for allergic reaction on the tested site. Read more
If allergic rhinitis runs in your family, all close family members are recommended to get a genetic test done. At our clinics, we have developed the world’s first gene-targeted homeopathic therapy called Geno Homeopathy. With this, we can predict allergies years before they actually occur. This is carried out through a simple saliva test that not only helps us to predict the probability of getting allergic rhinitis but also helps in treating the root cause. It reduces your chances of getting allergic rhinits through preventive medicine, appropriate diet and lifestyle changes. Since Geno Homeopathy is based on your individualized genetic predisposition, it is, therefore, the most individualized and customized treatment for your health problems.
Snapshot of a genetic test report for Allergic rhinitis ~
Homeopathic treatment for allergic rhinitis
There are 5 advantages of homeopathic treatment for allergic rhinitis :
Ramesh, a 27-year-old communications professional, was suffering from severe episodes of sneezing and a runny nose. He was allergic to dust and pollens in the air. Based on his case analysis, we prescribed him an appropriate homeopathic remedy, which not only relieved his present episodes of sneezing and runny nose, but also took care of his recurrent attacks and his sensitivity to dust and other allergens.
20-year old Sophia consulted Dr Batra’sTM for allergic rhinitis. Any change of climate, the winter season and dust would trigger an attack of constant sneezing for her. To know more about how Sophia found relief from allergic symptoms, read her complete story. Read More
1. Are there any self – help tips for protecting ourselves from allergic rhinitis, alongside the treatment?
Yes, along with the homeopathic treatment, you can also follow some tips like:
2. I suffer from allergic rhinitis. Can my son get it too?
Allergies tend to run in families. So, if you have allergies, chances of your son getting it are higher than normal. However, he might not inherit it from you. If you would like to know if your son will develop allergic rhinitis in future, we recommend that you take our Geno Homeopathy test for him as well as other close family members.
3. Apart from dust, what else can be the cause of allergic rhinitis?
Some of the other causes can be:
4. I am 23 years old. Since the past three years I’ve been suffering from dust allergy. I get sneezing and a runny nose whenever I do any household work or travel outside. Please help.
You may be suffering from a condition known as allergic rhinitis, commonly called allergic cold. You cannot avoid dust all the time, therefore, it is advisable to take medical treatment to get relief from it. You can take help of homeopathy to treat this condition. Homeopathy offers significant relief from the agony of allergic rhinitis in a large number of patients. It not only addresses the physical symptoms of your allergies, but treats the root cause of it. The treatment, therefore, not only helps to reduce the tendency to allergy but also aims at building immunity for improved health and a better quality of life. Besides taking medication, you can keep certain things in mind to avoid your allergy trigger which is dust - Cover your nose and mouth whenever you clean, or go out. Include foods rich in vitamin C — such as sweet lime, Indian gooseberry 8 (amla), and lemon in your diet.
5. How can I help my child with allergic rhinitis? Can homeopathy help?
Yes, homeopathy can certainly treat your child’s allergic rhinitis condition without causing any side-effects. Homeopathic medicines mainly target the body’s immune system, which helps to reduce hypersensitivity to the allergens. In the long run, with homeopathic treatment, patients are known to react less aggressively to the allergens, which gradually help to cure hypersensitivity.
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