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Treating Allergies Naturally

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Are you suffering from an allergy? Did you know that there are over 100 million people who suffer from some type of allergies?

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  • There are number of allergic disorders that can cause a person to experience a decreased quality of life. I have tried to talk about different allergies and recommended natural remedies and cure. Let us learn about common allergies disorders. Some of these common allergies disorders include:
  • Atopic Dermatitis

    A chronic inflammatory skin disorder that both children and adults are affected by is ‘Atopic Dermatitis’ or AD for short. According to researched cases many children are vulnerable to develop AD quite early in their lives (5). Healthy human skin serves as barrier for most microbes. However, AD reduces the skin’s ability to act as an effective barrier. Various allergens and microbes are able to enter the skin when important skin lipids are lost from the top of the skin. The loss of lipids leads to a loss of skin moisture and the skin starts to become cracked and dry. Rashes caused by AD normally appear on a person’s cheeks, neck, face, scalp, forearms, inner elbows, and behind the knees. These rashes can be seen as patches of skin that are scaly, itchy, and dry. There are also outside factors that play a role in making AD symptoms worse such as irritants, humidity, temperature, food, infections, contact allergens, and inhalants. Even emotional stress has been found to make the condition worse (6). Due to AD being a skin condition, and an irritating one at that, it can play a negative role in personality development. AD is also known to negatively affect the patients and family’s quality of life.

    Asthma

    Airway inflammation, airflow obstruction, and hyper responsiveness characterize the chronic inflammatory aliment called ‘Asthma’. This ailment leads to the muscles that surround the airways to tighten, and the inner lining of the airways to become inflamed. Thick mucus begins to be secreted by the mucus glands present in the airways. All of these things lead to a person experiencing difficulty in breathing due to the narrowing of the airway. It also gives rise of coughing and wheezing. Factors such as genetics, viral upper respiratory infections, food, exercise, pollution, pollen, etc. play a role in asthma attacks as well as their severity.

    Allergic Rhinitis

    Indoor and outdoor allergens such as dust, molds, animal hair, feathers, and pollen can cause the lining of the eyes and the nose to experience inflammation. Such inflammation is known as ‘Allergic Rhinitis’.The ailment is further classified into two types. The classification is done on the basis of the allergen. The two classifications are ‘perennial’ and ‘seasonal’. Perennial occurs year round while seasonal occurs in specific seasons (as the name implies). Patients have been known to show response to both. It has also been studied that symptoms can last anywhere between 4 to 9 months (7). Symptoms include stuffy nose, teary eyes, sneezing, and an itchy throat, skin, or nose. These symptoms are a cause of sensitization and subsequent exposure to the allergens (7). People who suffer from this ailment are also vulnerable to asthma, and sometimes have atopic dermatitis as well. Psychological studies have shown this allergic disorder to hinder social interactions and productivity (5).

    Food Allergy

    Allergies to food occur in a human being when the body’s immune system ends up identifying food particles as foreign invaders. The symptoms include tightening of the throat, coughing, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, problems with breathing properly, and the appearance of rashes or hives. In severe cases food allergy can also give rise to anaphylaxis. These symptoms can occur if a person happens to have ingested the food, inhaled it, or even came into contact with it. Reactions can be immediate, occurring in minutes or in a few hours, or they can be delayed and take days to occur. Common food items that people are allergic to include peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, seafood, corn, wheat, and dairy products.

    Food Intolerance

    A person’s body showing some sort of intolerance to food isn’t categorized as true allergies. It occurs when a person’s body is unable to digest a food item in the proper manner. Symptoms include stomach pain, heartburn, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, gas, and vomiting (10). The common food intolerances that people experience happen to be towards gluten and lactose. However, some people can show symptoms of food intolerance towards additives, preservatives, and food coloring. While intolerance to certain food products can develop at any age, it is quite common in children and infants. Adults that don’t have a proper immune response (due to stress, poor nutrition, or illness) can show symptoms as well.Allergic disorders really are an annoyance for people. However, keep in mind they can be treated through proper methods.

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