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ALLERGY

Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, Symptoms may include red eyes, an itchy rash, sneezing, a runny nose, shortness of breath, or swelling. Food intolerances and food poisoning are separate conditions.

Common allergens include pollen and certain foods. Metals and other substances may also cause problems. Food, insect stings, and medications are common causes of severe reactions. Their development is due to both genetic and environmental factors. The underlying mechanism involves immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE), part of the body’s immune system, binding to an allergen and then to a receptor on mast cells or basophils where it triggers the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine.

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that treats the total nasal allergic symptom-picture – physical, mental and emotional. It treats the allergy, in question, through the administration of minute doses of a suitable remedy that would, in healthy persons, produce symptoms ‘similar’ to that of the allergic response. This helps to desensitise the individual against the offending allergen.

ALLERGY
SINUSITIS

SINUSITIS

Chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or swelling of the lining of your sinuses. Signs and symptoms may include nasal obstruction or congestion that causes difficulty breathing through your nose, and pain and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead.

Common causes of chronic sinusitis include:

Nasal polyps

Deviated nasal septum

Other medical conditions

Respiratory tract infections

Allergies such as hay fever

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that treats the total nasal allergic symptom-picture – physical, mental and emotional. It treats the allergy, in question, through the administration of minute doses of a suitable remedy that would, in healthy persons, produce symptoms ‘similar’ to that of the allergic response. This helps to desensitise the individual against the offending allergen.

ASTHMA

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance.

Asthma triggers

  • Airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.
  • Respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
  • Physical activity.
  • Cold air.
  • Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke.

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that treats the total nasal allergic symptom-picture – physical, mental and emotional. It treats the allergy, in question, through the administration of minute doses of a suitable remedy that would, in healthy persons, produce symptoms ‘similar’ to that of the allergic response. This helps to desensitise the individual against the offending allergen.

ASTHMA
EAR PAIN

EAR PAIN

Earaches usually occur in children, but they can occur in adults as well. An earache may affect one or both ears, but the majority of the time it’s in one ear. It may be constant or come and go, and the pain may be dull, sharp, or burning. If you have an ear infection, fever and temporary hearing loss may occur.

Common causes of earaches

  • change in pressure, such as when flying on a plane.
  • earwax build-up.
  • a foreign object in the ear.
  • strep throat.
  • sinus infection.
  • shampoo or water trapped in the ear.
  • use of cotton swabs in the ear.
  • temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

Homeopathy is based on the theory that like cures like. A substance that might produce some of the same symptoms as the disease is highly diluted and used in a homeopathic preparation. Depending on the illness it aims to correct, the preparation may be a topical cream, a pill, or liquid solution.