Treating Food Allergies With Homeopathy
The overall tendency and sensitivity to allergic reactions can be changed permanently with the help of right medications
It is estimated that between 20-30 per cent of the world’s population suffers from allergic diseases. And although allergies don’t get enough attention as compared to cardiac diseases or other such diseases, it is undoubtedly the most pervasive health issue globally. Fast-changing lifestyles and persistent environment degradation are some of the major contributors that have led to the steep growth of allergic problems.
Allergies are chronic conditions so indigestion due to stale or contaminated food cannot be termed as an allergy. For instance, anyone can get sick with diarrhoea or vomiting after eating a rotten egg, but if a person has problem with a small piece of fresh cake that contains egg, then he/she is definitely allergic to eggs and must be treated for the same. Sometimes, doctors even advise complete abstinence from such foods, which is not easy. So, this is where the role of homeopathy comes into play.
Most of the time allergies are taken very lightly by both patients and physicians and consequently, they are left untreated until a major problem occurs. Ignoring the disease at an early stage is the root cause of almost every major health ailment and when people unnecessarily ignore symptoms of an allergy, it graduates to its worst phase.
A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to different kinds of food which could be anything from rice, citrus fruits, black gram, banana, nuts, berries, etc. Food items like peanuts, milk, wheat, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, and soy are some of the most common sources of food allergies. Often, it is very difficult to identify the foods a person may have an allergic reaction to.
Even an allergy test sometimes fails to identify the exact cause or source of the allergy, which eventually create problems during the treatment. In such a typical condition, the patient unintentionally continues to consume food items that he/she must avoid during the treatment. On the other hand, wrong results or errors in the test report may deprive the patient of taking the ingredients, which may be essential for him/her.
The symptoms of food allergy varies according to a person’s immunity level, a patient’s sensitivity to allergens and food habits. Problems like tingling in the mouth, rashes, swelling in different parts of the body, face or throat and even anaphylactic reactions can be extremely dangerous and even fatal. However, diarrhoea, stomach pain, and vomiting can also be the visible symptoms of allergies, in many cases. Anaphylactic is an immediate medical emergency, which should be dealt with carefully, under proper medical supervision.
Homeopathy is different from conventional medicine because, in homeopathy, the selection of the remedy is based upon the theory of individualization. It implies that medication should be based on the patient and not the disease.
For a specific food allergy, different people are treated with different medicines, based on their symptoms, their body reactions, etc. and the physician prescribes these medicines based on the totality of a patient’s visible health conditions. The response to the medication is called a constitutional remedy, which can get rid of a patient’s allergic tendencies to a greater extent.
The overall tendency and sensitivity to allergic reactions can be changed permanently, with the help of right medications. Hence, shared here are a few specific remedies from the homeopathic literature, by which should be taken after seeking the advice of a seasoned practitioner to ascertain best and long-term results.
This is the name of a homeopathic medicine which is used to treat a patient suffering from diarrhoea, after consuming sauerkraut or cabbage. It also helps to overcome the feelings of hunger and cold
It is another useful medicine to treat diarrhoea, after ones eats melons.
This is a proven remedy for a headache that begin, after eating fruits containing oxalic acid, like strawberries.
Pulsatillapratensis And Urticaria
These medicines are prescribed for those who cannot eat onions. It is also the best antidote to treat problems caused by rich or heavy food.
The goal of homeopathy is not just to treat a disease, but also to address its underlying cause. Under homeopathic treatment, medicines should be taken for a few weeks to a few months, with results that are usually permanent.
But even though patients may be free from allergies to certain foods, allergies like gluten sensitivity, which is due to a genetic disorder, cannot be corrected. However, allergies due to milk and other edibles can be treated permanently with the right constitutional remedy and a rightly prescribed homeopathic remedy can help a patient to get rid of allergies forever!