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Why do allergies occur and what are the main symptoms?

Various foreign substances such as pollen, or even pet dander may provoke allergies, because antibodies that are produced by the immune system can mistaken them for something harmful that needs to be fought off. This is why, the histamine will automatically be released and this is why certain symptoms of an allergy will appear. The symptoms may be related to the skin, airways, digestive system, or sinuses, but the severity of the symptoms, as well as the severity of the condition, will vary from one individual to another. The most common signs include the congestion of the nasal passages, runny nose and watery eyes, itchy and red skin, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, wheezing, cough and anaphylaxis as the most serious symptom, which may be life-threatening and which may even cause the death if it is not treated timely. This is why the symptoms of allergic reactions should never be ignored, and the person experiencing them should be alert, regardless of how mild they may seem. The causes may be divided into several categories:

Allergens that are airborneFoodsMedicationsInsect singsSubstances or materials that cause allergic reactions.

Which herbs are helpful in the treatment of allergies?

Some allergies are temporary, but those that are not cannot be cured. However, it is possible to avoid them by avoiding the allergens and contacts with them; it is possible to relieve some of the symptoms with certain medications; it is possible to choose an immunotherapy that consists of a series of injections that are made of purified extracts of the allergens in question. Alternative medicine also offers several solutions, either in the form of acupuncture and probiotics, for example, or in the form of herbs and the herbal remedies. As for the most helpful and efficient herbs that can be used in the treatment of allergies, cat’s claw, goldenseal, Marshmallow root, burdock, stinging nettle, belladonna and bromelain are very frequent choice. The majority of them act as a natural antihistamine.

However, there are some cases in which it is not recommended to use certain herbs, no matter how beneficial they are said to be, which is why it is always better to first consult the doctor and see if the use of a particular herb in a particular case is safe enough. They may cause adverse effects regarding some other condition, and this particularly stands for Echinacea, Marshmallow, goldenseal and licorice.

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