What is Allergy?
Allergy is an exaggerated response of the immune system after exposure to allergen.When allergen enters in our body our immune system takes it as foreign particle and activates against this foriegn particle or allergen.Immune system starts to produce anti-bodies against this allergen.These anti-bodies and other components of immune system like macrophages and neutrophils surrounds the allergen to engulf it and kick-out from the body.
At this time certain inflammatory mediators are released due to this exaggerated immune response.These inflammatory mediators like histamine, leukotrienes and bradykinin cause inflammation, vasodilation (decrease in blood pressure) and bronchoconstriction (constriction of air-ways).
Allergy is common in almost all populations and it is difficult to get rid of from allergy forever because whenever we inhale, ingest or have topical contact with allergens they may cause allergy even if we have previously exposed to such allergens.So,best thing is to avoid from exposure of allergens.Symptoms of allergy are common in almost every patient with a slight difference due to age factors, environmental factors and genetic factors.Some, commonly reported symptoms of allergy are mentioned below
Symptoms of Allergy
Symptoms of allergy are common in almost every patient with a slight difference due to age factors,environmental factors and genetic factors.Some, commonly reported symptoms of allergy are mentioned below
- Itchy, runny nose
- watery or swollen eyes
- Excessive bronchial secretions
- Body pain
- Decrease in blood pressure(Vasodilation)
- Redness of skin
- Shortness of breath
Allergy Treatment:Complete cure with simple home remedies
Here are some valuable home remedies to get rid of from allergy with low or no risk of side effects and adverse drug reactions because these are natural medicines and have a high safety profile.
Peppermint contains essential oil that acts as a decongestant and eases the symptoms of allergy.Peppermint also contains limonene, caryophyllene and high content of menthol.These subsatnces have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and mild antibacterial properties that inhibit allergic reactions.
Take peppermint leaves dry them and crush them into fine powder.Now slightly warm the water and put it into a cup then add 1-2 teaspoons of dried peppermint powder mix it gently and drink it at least twice a day.
2. Saline Solution
Saline solution is one of most easily available mild anti-septic solution.When patient having problem in upper respiratory tract then saline solution works like magic due to its anti-septic properties.First make saline solution then slightly warm the solution after that wash your oral mucosa in form of gargling with slightly warm saline solution.Saline solution works by two way one is its massaging effect because it is slightly warm and other is its anti-bacterial action.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an age-old remedy for allergies.Histamine is the main inflammatory mediator released during allergic response which causes inflammation,vasodilation, bronchoconstriction and body pain.Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-histamine substance that is highly safe,effective and free from adverse drug reactions.Add 3-4 teaspoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. Add 1-2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and one teaspoon of raw honey.
Honey is an old age home remedy and it is very popular in the treatment of allergy.Honey contains sucrose,maltose and important vitamins and minerals that are necessary for proper functioning of our immune system.So, honey helps to ease the symptoms of allergy by promoting the normal functioning of our immune system.Take 2-3 teaspoons of honey daily after meal if possible.
5. onion soup
Onion is well known for its ant-allergic properties.Main purpose of using onion is that it inhibits bronchial secretions that being excessively released during allergic response due hyperactivity of glands present in mucosal lining of respiratory tract.Onion is therefore, effective in the treatment allergies because it inhibits the hyperactivity of these glands which are producing excessive mucous.