What Are Allergies?
Allergies can be defined as disorderliness of the immune system, also referred to as atopy. The various environmental harmless substances, which cause allergies, are called allergens. Normally, these substances are harmless in nature, and don’t cause any kind of reaction on human body. But, when the allergic person confronts it, the allergic body releases some chemicals, resulting in the eruption of allergy symptoms. In fact allergies are one of the four forms of hypersensitivity, and are better known as type I (immediate) hypersensitivity. Broadly the allergies are classified into following categories, namely:
• Nasal Allergies/Hay Fever
• Skin Allergies
• Food Allergies
• Insect Allergies
• Drugs and medicine Allergies
Causes Of Allergy
There are three ways, in which a human body gets prone to become allergic:
Hereditary susceptibility gained from the family members
Prolong exposure to the irritating substances like pollen grains, when at the same time, the capacity of the body to deal with irritation weakens.
The body also exhibits allergies, when something is consumed repeatedly, followed by incomplete digestion.
Symptoms Of Allergy
The allergies are distinguished by the extreme stimulation of certain kind of white blood cells (WBCs), i.e. mast cells and basophils, by the particular antibody known as IgE, leading to acute inflammatory response.
As the natures of allergies vary, as mentioned above, so do the kinds of symptoms. Few Symptoms of air borne allergens like dust and pollen include, but not confined to, Hay Fever which causes irritation of the nose, sneezing, itching and redness of the eyes.
Food allergy symptoms include gastric pain, inflating, vomiting, diarrhea, itchy skin etc. Insect stings, medicines and certain other substances cause systemic infection, affecting entire body, producing systemic allergic response, which is better called as anaphylaxis. Multiple organs are liable to be adversely affected like circulatory, respiratory and the digestive system, in such a case. The symptoms of the allergy range from the skin allergies to even death, subject to the severity of the allergy.
Natural Home Remedies for Allergy
There are many simple natural home remedies are available, whose most can be made in dealing with different kind of allergies, before spending money on various antihistamines.
Baking Soda: One half cup of baking soda in to a warm bath can help you to remedying hives (red, itchy, raised areas on the skin). Soak in the bath for 20-30 minutes.
Tea: For long the people, all over the world, have turned to tea in case of blocked nose, irritated mucous membrane. But if you want the best results, go for peppermint tea, as beyond smelling good, its essential oils work as a decongestant. Additionally its constituents are
anti- inflammatory and mild antibacterial in nature.
Milk: Milk is known for giving soothing touch to hives. Soak a cloth with cold milk, and apply it to the allergic area for a period of 10-15 minutes.
Clean Surroundings: If you are having allergy to dust, make sure surroundings around your home is neat and clean. Whenever, you are required to go out, don’t forget to wear the face-mask.
Salt: Salt is very effective in nasal irrigation, in which the mixture of lukewarm water and baking soda, is passed through nostril to expel out the mucus, dust, bacteria and other kinds of mucilaginous substances.
Castor oil: Drinking of one cup of water with castor oil in an empty belly also helps you to prevent the allergies.
Limejuice and honey mixture: One glass of limejuice with a tablespoon of honey is very effective in curing the allergies of all the kinds. You can drink this mixture daily for a month to get complete rid of all the kinds of allergies.
Ginger: Putting few pieces of ginger in to the one glass of warm water and one tablespoon of honey to it, can give you a lot of relief. While drinking the mixture, don’t forget to chew down the pieces of ginger for speedy recovery.
Diet for Allergy
Rotation diet is one of the simplest methods to prevent and cure all the kinds of allergies. Thus, you should make sure that you don’t eat the very same food for next four days, which you have consumed today. You can consume the very food number of times in a particular day, but attempt to refrain from it for next four days.
Inclusion of non allergic fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and low fat nondairy protein in the food, also enhances your immunity level, thereby making your body fight better with all the kinds of allergies.
Vitamin C is considered to be the very precious gift from Nature, which should be taken in large quantities, due to its ability to counteract the inflammation.
Juices of carrot, beet and cucumber are recommended for allergic patients. All the caffeinated and carbonated drinks must be limited in the diet. Additionally, you are further required to stay away from the chocolates, sugar, processed and canned food.
Thus, you can use various natural home remedies to cure allergies, but if the allergic symptoms persist for long, then you are better suggested to consult doctor.