What You Can Do About Your Allergies

Many allergies are treatable. Firstly, identify the allergy and avoid it.  Identifying food intolerance often requires looking closely at the diet when allergic symptoms flare up. Other allergies can be tested with skin prick or blood tests.

Here are some preventative measures

  • Mothers who know they have a food allergy can avoid offending foods as soon as they know they are pregnant.
  • Breast-feed for as long as possible – at least six months.
  • Introduce wheat, cows milk and its products, eggs and   peanuts after 12 months of age.
  • Avoid chemicals –eat organic fruit and vegetables and use natural cleaning products.
  • Increase fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish oils, and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin (pepitas) and sesame seeds.
  • Avoid antibiotics  and paracetamol where possible.

 

Allergy Self-Management strategies:

  • Use saline nasal spray several times daily
  • Hot water inhalations and neti pots for sinusitis
  • Tapping the face with the fingertips helps to loosen clogged sinuses. Humming also helps.
  • Add eucalyptus oil to a normal detergent based cold or warm to kill dust mites.
  • Baking soda and white vinegar are excellent non-toxic cleaning agents for most surfaces, including the bathroom.
  • Check for household mould and wipe it away with vinegar.
  • Delay home renovations
  • Vitamin C, fresh lemon juice in water apple cider vinegar   reduces the allergic reaction by alkalinising the body.
  • Fresh carrot, apple and celery juice each morning

 

Treatments

Allergy treatments are based around strengthening the patient’s immune system. Getting patients off antibiotics is often part of the treatment. Once off the ‘antibiotic treadmill’ and normal digestive function is restored, general health improves.  We use homeopathic medicines to deal with infections like tonsillitis, ear infections, sinusitis, cystitis etc

Homeopathic desensitising drops are available for many common allergens that include moulds, animal furs, pollens, grasses etc.

If you’re tired of beating a path to the chemist for anti histamines, nasal sprays and other medications, try some of these simple measures – and don’t give up. A solution can usually be found.