When I think of allergies, the first thought that comes to mind is seasonal allergies, but there are other types of allergies, including food and environmental allergies. Food allergies may include wheat allergy, peanut allergy, and even fruit allergy with uncomfortable symptoms for each.
When it comes to food, my college studies included learning about both food sensitivities and food allergies.
Before my studies I didn't know there was a difference between the
two. But even though what is happening in the body may be different,
both can have an similar discomfort to the person suffering from them.
simple explanation for an allergic reaction may be the over-reaction of
the bodies defenses against whatever it perceives to be an enemy to the
body...even if it is something that many other people that you know do
not have an allergic reaction too.
When I was given an antibiotic years ago for Strep Throat, I discovered through hives and then welts on my body that I had a penicillin allergy. The same home remedies to soothe the skin found here on this site may be beneficial for hives and welts caused by allergies condition, but you must stop taking the medicine
immediately, and never take it again, as in the future your reaction
will be even stronger, and perhaps very serious. This is why many
purchase a Medical Alert ID Bracelet when they are allergic to certain medications or foods, or when medical
tests performed by their doctor show that they have a high allergy count to one or more allergens.
In the Spring the beautiful trees that are
all over our property are budding and coating everything with their
green pollen, a nightmare for those like myself with tree pollen allergies that cause respiratory symptoms. In
the fall, it's my son's turn, there is something in the air that has
never agreed with him. Both of our responses are the same, we sneeze
and cough, and take ALJ to soothe our symptoms. If you are interested, please visit this link and search for ALJ.
I were to recommend one thing for seasonal allergies, it would be
the the herbal combination mentioned above, which acts as a natural
decongestant and has properties that boost the immune system. It is
available in tablet, capsule or liquid form. It contains Mullein which has
been used to open up the breathing, and Fenugreek which seems to help
liquefy mucous. It has other properties that help the immune response.
This is one of my FAVORITE herbal combinations. It works!!
your allergies have irritated your sinuses to the point that infection
is present, or has lead to other secondary infections, I would
suggest adding Echinacea and Goldenseal, also available at this link, a combination of herbs historically used for their natural antibiotic and immune building properties.
Allergies are often a sign of a weak immune system.
Weak immune systems can be a result of heredity, not eating properly,
and extended periods of stress. If you do the work of building the
immune system by changing your diet, and taking immune-building herbal
foods, you will find that, over time, you will not experience allergy
symptoms as severely, and in some cases, may no longer experience them
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