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Natural Remedies for Allergies
What are Allergies?
You must seek medical help if you think that you have a classical allergy. The editorial board feels that because allergies are potentially very serious they are initially best dealt with by mainstream medicine, if possible. This is because the reactions may become more severe each time you are exposed to the offending protein and have the potential to lead to a fatal anaphylaxis. This is a sudden severe reaction involving most of the organ systems of the body which fail. Prompt action is lifesaving and usually involves injection with adrenaline (epinephrine).
Allergy Symptoms and Causes
A classical allergy is caused by a foreign protein getting into the body and not being recognised by that body as part of itself. The body therefore makes vigorous attempts to rid itself of the offending protein. This reaction may be very severe and excessive.
There are many things that can cause allergy symptoms:-
Stings and bites such as those from bees, wasps, mosquitoes and snakes, which may be mild the first time the victim is stung, but subsequently can lead to anaphylaxis.
inhaled allergens like tree or grass pollens which affect the whole respiratory tract causing asthma when the lungs are affected or perennial rhinitis (which is like all year round hayfever) when the nose is affected.
Ingested allergens such as eaten peanuts which cause peanut allergy or a combination of foods which cause more generic food allergies. Gluten found in bread and cakes is a potent allergen causing the a range of gluten allergy symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain. True food allergies differ from food intolerance although people may have both conditions at the same time.
Contact with skin can cause allergies in susceptible people for example:- latex found in surgical gloves which can cause Latex Allergy.
What Helps Allergies?
Natural Allergy Remedies
In this Health Tips video from Veria Living, Amanda McQuade Crawford explains five important rules every allergy sufferer needs to know.
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Some exciting desensitising treatments are on the horizon, but the mainstay of treatment is firstly anti-histamines, then steroids and in the case of Anaphylaxis, a sudden, serious and life threatening event, adrenaline injection. This should always be backed up with avoidance advice.
Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors
Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-
|Selfhelp Books for Allergy||Priced in GB pounds|
|Other Products for Allergy||Priced in GB pounds|
|Selfhelp Books for Allergy||Priced in US Dollars|
|Other Products for Allergy||Priced in US Dollars|
|The Complete Guide to Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cooking||Great cookbook by Glenis Lucas. Introduction by me!|
|alert4allergy||A free email and text message warning alert service|
|Yeast Free Cooking||This cookbook has plenty of hints for good yeast free meals|
|The Sensitive Chef: Gluten Free And Food Allergy-Free Recipes||Download the 109 page cookbook, for gluten, wheat, nut, shellfish free foods|
|Candida Food||Information about candida, linked to food intolerance and other problems|
|How to Diagnose and Sort out your Allergy?||The House of Lords report on allergy and its implications for the patient and testing services|
|Let Them Eat Muck||Being too clean with your babies predisposes them to Allergies - find out why|
|Living without wheat gluten - don't be daunted!||Living and providing for a family who are gluten allergic is much easier than I at first thought.|
|Relative Risk, Sushi and the Fish Worm Anisakis simplex||How eating raw fish (or even cooked fish) can cause allergies and the risks involved for you.|
Natural Cures for Allergy
We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.
These help Allergy:-
Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.
Who Can Help Allergy?
Who has a Special Interest in Allergy?
Please click on the MORE INFORMATION link for fuller details.
|Mrs. Tanja Ben-Meir||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Denis McCarthy||Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Shahram Ayoubzadeh||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Liz Vincent||BRISTOL, Avon, Great Britain||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Steffan Abel||CHESTER LE STREET, County Durham, Great Britain||MORE INFORMATION|
|Miss. Janine Fahri||LONDON W1, London, Great Britain||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Liz Vincent||LONDON W1, London, Great Britain||MORE INFORMATION|
|Miss. Ellie Son||Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Brendan Armm||Santa Monica, California, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Marcus Rhoden||Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Carol Ridsdale||Denver, Colorado, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Debby Shapiro||Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Ellen Kratka||Woodbury, Connecticut, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. C. Zinnia Maravell||Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Pamela Bellamy||Roswell, Georgia, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Ms. Linda Meyer||Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Mark Fradkin||Owings Mills, Maryland, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mrs. Janine L. Agoglia||Natick, Massachusetts, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Bryan Watrous||Missoula, Montana, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Roger Qian||Flemington, New Jersey, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Jaime Cobb||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Kathryn J Hahn||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Tamara Strickland||Columbus, Ohio, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mrs. Estella Erdmann||Austin, Texas, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Mr. Jack Elias||Seattle, Washington, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Carleton Magus||Issaquah, Washington, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
|Dr. Augusto Romano||Kent, Washington, United States of America||MORE INFORMATION|
Allergy Support Groups
The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-
|Epiclub (advice about epipen use)||Australia||National|
|Action Against Allergy||Great Britain||National|
|Allergy UK||Great Britain||National|
|Anaphylaxis Campaign||Great Britain||National|
|Latex Allergy Support Group||Great Britain||National|
|Allergy New Zealand||New Zealand||National|
|Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America||United States of America||National|
|Asthma and Allergy Network Mothers of Asthmatics||United States of America||National|
|Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network||United States of America||National|
Please email editor(at)shared-care.com with the name and URL of your suggestions for additional groups.
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