“As soon as I get up in the morning I sneeze continually, fifty to sixty times at a stretch. I don’t know why this happens.”
    “I feel stuffy with severe watering of nose; my eyes, nose and the throat itches; my eyes are watering too. I have “Nasal Voice” and frequent headache as well.
    “I feel much tired and at times I have difficulty in hearing and smelling. My mother tells me that I am snoring occasionally”..

     "What is wrong with my body? My family Doctor says that it is Dust Allergy. Indeed I have taken heavy medications with nasal spray which gave temporary relief, but no cure!"
              These are some of the common complaints of sufferings of dust allergy.
        Sneezing is not always the symptom of cold. Sometimes it is an allergic reaction to something in the air. Allergens may give rise to these collective symptoms. Medically we term this as Allergic Rhinitis. It is  also known as Hay fever. Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane that line the nose. Allergic Rhinitis is most likely to occur in children below 5 years, and in adults in their 30s. Even older adults can develop this. It is a universal complaint!
         Nowadays Allergic Rhinitis is one of the common disease seen in all age groups in both sexes. Pollution free atmosphere is the most important means to lower the higher incidence of this ailment and make this universal.

What are the causes ?

Allergic Rhinitis is a hereditary ailment. For example, if one of your parent has the disease, then you are most likely to get it. When you have the inheritance, you're most likely to develop dust allergy as well. Allergy usually begins to develop in childhood, although they can show up at any age. Most victims who suffered with urticaria and eczema and got suppressed with ointments and other medications may develop, Allergic Rhinitis in their later part of life.

      Similarly reverse reaction could be possible with the suppression of allergic respiratory diseases. Allergens may be Airborne, Food, Chemical and Environmental factors. Most of the  “Allergic triggers” are Airborne Pollen, Dust, Mold or other substances that can be inhaled are most commonly the causes of Allergic Rhinitis.
         The greatest misunderstanding about allergies is the assumption that the allergen -- the cat dander, the pollen, the housedust mite or whatever -- is the problem! Actually, the allergen is simply the trigger while the allergic person's body is the loaded gun. Rather than just treating symptoms or avoiding the allergen, the best course is to take action to strengthen the body's own immune and defence system. Modern therapies which do help to empty the loaded gun or simply make it shoot blank..

Pollen Allergy

      During spring and summer, tiny particles are released from trees, weeds and grasses. These particles are known as pollen rides on the air. Although their mission is reproduction, many never reach their targets. Instead, they enter human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called Pollen Allergy, the symptoms occur depending upon the season. Many of the foods, drugs, or animals that cause or carry allergies can be avoided to a great extent, but there is no easy way to evade windborne pollen.       

Mold Allergy    

Molds can be found wherever there is moisture. Mold growth in the home include damp basements and closets, bathrooms, places where fresh food is stored, refrigerator drip trays, house plants, air conditioners, humidifiers, mattresses, upholstered furniture and old foam rubber pillows. Bakeries and Dairies are favourite places for molds to grow.

Dust Mite Allergy

      Dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust that is found in all dwellings and workplaces. Dust mites are the most common cause of perennial allergic rhinitis. House dust is a varied mixture of potentially allergy causing materials. It may contain fibres from different types of fabrics; cotton, feathers, dander from cats, dogs and insects.     

Chemical Sensitivity         

Some people complain that they react to chemicals in their environment and these allergy-like reactions appear to result from exposure to a wide variety of synthetic and natural substances such as those found in paints, carpets, plastics, perfumes, cigarette smoke and plants.

How does it occur?       

    As soon as the allergen lands on the mucous membrane lining inside of the nose, a chain reaction will occur that lead the mast cells in these tissues to release histamine and other chemicals. These powerful chemicals contact certain cells that line some small blood vessels in the nose. This allows fluids to escape, which causes the nasal passages to swell, resulting in nasal congestion.

     Histamine can also cause sneezing, itching, irritation and excess mucus production, which can result in allergic running nose. Other chemicals released by mast cells contribute to allergic symptoms.

 

    Most of the allergic rhinitis patients suffer from “Nasal polyps.” The inflammation often leads to formation of Nasal polyps. But they are not true polyps but rather fluid-filled sacs. They look like peeled grapes. Chronic sinusitis usually is an associated common complaint.
Prevention

Avoid Allergic Triggers
The most effective method you can use is to avoid the allergen that triggers your allergic response. "Allergic triggers ” varies from  person to person. However, there are other things you can do to help yourself out.

If you are allergic to animal dander, you may have to confine your pet to a particular area of your home and if the effects on your health are severe, you may have to consider giving your pet away. You can avoid pollen by using air conditioning; by avoiding outdoor activity during pollen season; and by timing your vacations away from home to benefit your health.

It is more difficult to avoid dust and mold. If it is impractical for you to create an  "allergy-proof " home, at least make sure your bedroom is as allergen-free as possible.

Move out all unnecessary furnitures, books and other waste things from your home. Frequently clean the curtains, beds and carpets. Enclose mattresses and furnitures. Keep your home in a clean atmosphere.

Avoid “ Allergic foods” and maintain a balanced diet.

Sleep with your head elevated to prevent nasal congestion during the night.

Drink adequate fluids to loosen the secretions in your nose and throat.

Exercise regularly

Do not smoke and Avoid Alcohol.

 
Is it curable?

      It is always easy to diagnose allergic rhinitis with the clear allergic symptoms seasonal and sudden onset. Normally the modern medicine believes the best treatment for allergy is to avoid an allergic reaction and treat with suitable palliatives such as antihistamines and steroids. The patients are better with symptomatic treatment until that medicine keeps its concentration in the blood well. They feel drowsy and fatigue while on medication. They suffer daily even after long medication without any permanent solution.

        Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about allergies is the assumption that the allergen like the cat dander, the pollen, the housedust mite or whatever is the problem! Actually, the allergen is simply the trigger while the allergic person's body is the loaded gun. Rather than just treating symptoms or avoiding the allergen, the best course is to take action to strengthen the body's own immune and defence system. Modern therapies which do help empty the loaded gun or simply make it shoot blank.

         Homoeopathy treats the allergic tendency and eradicates it as a whole, even if exposed to allergens after treatment. This could not be possible in a single sitting. In due course you will feel the lessened intensity and will get rid of the complaints permanently as a whole. The natural inborn tendency of allergic disease is dynamic. The dynamic ailment requires a dynamic remedy. That is Homoeopathy!

        While it is partially true that conventional medical treatment of allergy uses small doses of a substance to which the person is actually allergic and eventhough this principle is the basis of homoeopathy, homoeopaths use considerably smaller doses than conventional allergy shots. Also, homoeopaths find that using the same substance to which the person is allergic may relieve a person's symptoms, but it will not perfectly cure the person's allergy. Dynamic Homoeopathic medicines go deep in and strengthen the inborn or hereditary nature of the individual.

        I have treated many cases of Allergic Rhinitis. Most of the patients gave the family history of allergic diathesis.

Many patients ask:
       "How would you treat this hereditary ailment? Is it possible to cure?"

        My answer is : “Please wait for sometime to feel the changes. The process is time consuming phenomina. But there will be definite improvement without any side-effect.”

 

Clinical evidences

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       Allergic Rhinitis...the Dust Allergy treated successfully!
       Lipoma with Asthma...Homoeopathy finds solution