In developing countries like India, the rate of allergic patients is increasing rapidly. Currently 10% to 30% population is affected by various allergic disorders worldwide. The main causative factors are dietary errors and faulty life style.
What Is Allergy?
An Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. It is an abnormal reaction or increased Sensitivity to specific substance. Allergic person's immune system easily reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Allergies can manifest after ingestion, inhalation, injection and infestation etc. Non-allergic person never gets affected by specific substances which affects allergic individuals on even exposure.
Normally reactions are to contact, food and airborne allergens. There are many common substances to which people may develop an allergic response.
Precautions and Allopathic View:
The primary step is to avoid exposure to the allergen as much as possible. This is effective but not possible in highly susceptible individuals. Immunotherapy as well as drugs like corticosteroids and anti-histamines may not give permanent relief or a long lasting relief.
Homeopathic Philosophy and Treatment:
Homeopathy is an advanced progressive medical science. The goal of Homeopathy allergy treatment is the strengthening of the individual's immune system. This is possible through constitutional treatment which decreases the hypersensitivity to the substance. Homeopathic medicines aid to restore the deviated state of hyper-susceptibility back to normal susceptibility. It alters immune system reaction to allergen.
Homeopathic medicines act by:
The person seeking Homeopathic treatment for allergy undergoes detailed case taking. Homeopathic case-taking includes detailed history of life circumstances around the time of onset of the allergy symptoms, situations which cause an exacerbation of the allergy symptoms, situations which leads to a relief from allergy symptoms, feelings aroused by the allergy symptoms etc. In allergic conditions, hosts as well as the environmental factors are important for Homeopathic doctor while selecting medicine.
When Homeopathic similimum is difficult to find, some general and specific medicines may provide symptomatic relief from allergies. Like, Pulsatilla and Arsenic Alb are very useful in fruit allergy, Ferrum met and Tuberculinum works effectively in egg allergies.
Phosphorous is infallible drug in banana allergy, Sulphur is efficacious in chocolate allergy and Blatta orientalis and Python for dust allergy.
Homeopathy is the best solution for allergic patients for permanent cure as homeopathic drugs helps in improving the constitution of the person and increase immunity.