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Spring and Allergies

Allergies are so common these days and it not only happens in spring time, but can be all year around.

Children seem to be worse affected with one in ten suffering with hay fever, one in five suffering from asthma and one in six experiencing Eczema. There number are predicted to continue to rise over the next few years.

This means that currently one in five Australian suffer from at least one allergic condition throughout their lives, which is quite a high number of individuals.

A person with allergies has an abnormal immune response to a substance (allergen) which causes an reactive response when it normally shouldn't.

This can be things like dust mites, pollen, cat hair, dog fur or a food sources. In some cases it can be very serve form of allergy, which causes anaphylaxis and this should always be treated as a medical emergency.

In most cases of chronic allergies a full health assessment and constitutional homeopathic to rebalance and activate a normal immune response is best. For those acute times some preparations that may be of benefit include:

Allium Cepa: A remedy that works well for sneezing and a clear runny nose, hay fever symptoms, symptoms feel similar to the symptoms you get when "peeling an onion". Eyes are red and irritated, throat feels scratchy and itchy, may have a headache from congestion.

Apis: A great remedy for allergy reaction to insect bites or look like stings and bites on the skin. Redness, heat and swelling. Hives, nettle rash and allergic eruptions. very sensitive to touch and heat.

Homeopathy aims to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms, by providing tailored individual treatment to help strengthen the body's own internal resilience and healing mechanism.

In certain allergies such as eczema or food sensitivities it is used in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as gut healing probiotics and glutamine.

Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.

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