Allergies are a common problem, especially in the springtime. Pollen from grasses or flowers are the most common source. But dust can also pose a problem. Animal fur is a common source of allergies for some people, too. As are some insect bites. Some foods are becoming an increasingly common source of an allergic attack, especially peanuts. Many people have a mild allergy to wheat and dairy, often without realising it. Drugs can also stimulate an allergic response.
In reality, the list is endless. The above examples are just the most common ones.
Hay fever is the most common spring time allergy. Colds are very like allergies in their early stages, when there is little or no infection.
But allergies can also be felt year round, in those who are badly affected.
The effects of an allergic reaction can range from a mild discomfort, to an annoying symptom, to a life threatening anaphylactic shock.
The milder, though irritating, symptoms are eye or nose burning or copious discharge. Some people have mouth itching, especially the upper palate. Sneezing can be a strong symptom, especially when it comes in spasms.
A skin rash can be mild and only last minutes, or can be quite serious and long lasting.
Digestion can be affected, with a loose stool and a lot of smelly gas.
A headache can result.
Hyperactivity, especially in children, is becoming a more common result of an allergy to certain foods.
But perhaps the most concerning and serious symptom is when the tissue most affected swells. This can just be a temporary annoyance if the swelling is on an extremity, or life threatening if it occurs around the throat, cutting off the airways.
When these allergies are treated with medication, they tend to worsen over time and use. There is no medical cure for allergies. You can easily become paranoid about your condition.
Is there another way?
There are always other ways. For me, homeopathic treatment is the most deep acting, so potentially curing, discipline of medicine. There are various acute remedies that can be used by the home prescriber which will help allergies. Sometimes acute prescribing can cure a problem, sometimes it just palliates it. But, in all cases, the condition will improve to some extent, rather than worsen. So you can be more relaxed about your allergy.
When an allergy is a deep affliction, perhaps an inheritance, or an ailment from a serious environmental stimulant, then deeper homeopathic prescribing is needed. This can only come from a professional homeopath.
Not only is there a potential permanent resolution for your allergy in homeopathic treatment, you will notice other areas improve too. This is because the treatment is treating you and your inner imbalances, rather than your disease, in this case your allergy.