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How to Treat Allergies

Bhakti Satalkar
Most of us experience allergies of some kind or the other, often we take antihistamines to tackle the problem. This story provides some information on how to treat allergies through various methods, rather than just popping antihistamines.
With environmental degradation comes an entire host of medical complications, the most common being allergies due to pollution or loose-flying debris. These allergies have become chronic health concerns in many cases. Though incurable, the factors that exacerbate them can be controlled.
If you are prone to allergies, then it is important that you be careful with over-the-counter medicines. Chances are high that these medicines will contain pain relievers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and the likes. These medicines put undue stress on the liver. The liver, in its bid to detoxify, creates more mucus which aggravates the condition instead of alleviating it.
The best remedy for an allergic cure is to cleanse the digestive system. A fungus called candida disturbs the immune system of the body due to which there is overproduction of histamine, giving rise to allergies. Once the digestive system is cleaned, the immune system is able to function well.

Treating the Symptoms

  • Application of sandalwood powder mixed with lime juice to the affected part provides relief from itching and soothes the area as well.
  • Prepare a paste of garden mint mixed with water. Filter the mixture and add sugar to it and consume the juice twice a day.
  • Applying lemon juice mixed in coconut oil on the affected area also soothes the area.
  • Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink the mixture.
  • This is believed to be one of the most trusted methods to treat an allergy, that is, mix one teaspoon of castor oil either with vegetable or fruit juice. Drink this mixture first thing in the morning.
  • Mix carrot juice with cucumber and beetroot juice. This is one of the easiest home remedies for this condition.
  • Increase the consumption of omega-3 essential fatty acids, as these acids counteract the inflammatory response of the body. Salmon and flaxseed are rich sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids.
  • Consumption of locally-produced honey is believed to work very well for this condition. This is true as the honey is produced from local pollen. These pollen reduce the reaction felt by the body.
  • Yogurt can be consumed, as it contains bacteria which are helpful for the body.

Things to Consider for Food Allergy

At some point, everyone's body gives an unpleasant reaction to certain types of food consumed. This unpleasant reaction is due to an allergy to the particular food consumed. Statistically, about 1% of adults and 3% of children experience food allergies.
Very often, people confuse the two terms; food allergy and food intolerance. Food intolerance is not life-threatening unlike food allergies. Food intolerance is the incapacity of the body to digest a particular food. Food allergy symptoms include itchy hives, swelling, problems with the digestive system, etc.
Foods to which most people are allergic are eggs, milk, wheat, yeast, corn, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, sugar, and soy. Milk allergy symptoms include eczema, hives, vomiting, etc. You will have to monitor the kinds of food which you are allergic to. It may be a cumbersome job, but you will have to conduct a test on yourself.
For this, you will have to make a note of all that you have consumed. You will have to perform some permutations and combinations to know the food you are indeed allergic to. Once you know the food you are allergic to, it is better to avoid that particular food totally.
You should not be your own doctor and stop the food yourself. Consult your healthcare professional as there should not be any kind of imbalance created in your diet due to your abstaining from certain foods.
Following the aforementioned remedies and tips, might prove beneficial. In case of severe allergies, you may want to take an antihistamine till you reach the doctor.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.