Allergies are very common these days, even more than they were decade or two before. Perhaps the most likely reasons for escalation of various allergies are the things we now live with every day of our lives. Smoke and other air pollutants, as well as different byproducts of manufacturer and chemical production are something we are normally faced with. Also, add additives present in the food we eat, some artificial dyes from both food and drinks and various fragrances and you will have at least the part of the picture why people suffer from so many allergies.
Also, there are some people allergic to pollen or pets, as well as to certain food. Some are so sensitive that even cutting with the knife or on the board that touched the allergen can cause health problems in them.
Allergies are result of over-action of your immune system to certain substances known as allergens. When you come into contact with allergens, your immune system react producing large quantities of histamine, which is then responsible for effects of allergy in and on your body. Runny nose, sneezing, watery and itching eyes, redness of the skin and even breathing problems or asthma are some of the signs of allergic reaction, all provoked by allergens and caused by histamine. Anaphylactic shock is the most severe form of allergic reaction, and it must be taken care of immediately or the person might die.
Natural Remedies for People Suffering from Allergies
Naturopaths usually suggest taking remedies containing garlic, echinacea, ephedra, quercetin or singing nettle when someone has allergy. Nasal washes and nasal sprays with saline solution are also some of the choices of people suffering from allergies.
To relieve allergies many people allergic to pollen and other air born substances wear surgical masks during the critical time of the year and they find it very helpful. Using the honey or goat milk from the same region you live in is also found to be very effective remedy against various allergies.
Pet allergies, especially if you’re the pet owner can be resolved or at least decreased by placing the pet to the other part of the house and installation of hardwood floors instead of carpets.
Food allergies are very hard sometimes. If you are allergic to some nuts, even if the cheese was placed near these nuts and then served to you, it might provoke an allergic reaction, so you better be careful.
Antihistamine tablets with decongestant substances are also useful, for those who don’t mind taking pills or can’t find anything else which could help.