Chemicals, foods, environmental products, flowers and grasses are all items that may be the very causes of allergies in today’s society. You seldom meet anyone who is without allergies.
Understanding your allergy symptoms and treating the causes that create them are the key aspects of finding an effective solution to increased health and wellness.
There are many solutions that people have for treating allergy symptoms, but the problem with these solutions is that they are oftentimes short-lived. They only provide a band-aid to what the real problem is. Only patience and knowledge help one overcome debilitating allergies.
What Are The Common Allergy Symptoms?
Throughout the world, common allergy symptoms are seen daily in doctor’s offices. Chronic sinusitis is the most frequent sign of an allergy. This is evident by the nasal passages being continually clogged and/or draining, and headaches. Having red, itchy, watery eyes can be another very common allergy symptom which not only can be painfully irritating, but which only worsens by scratching a great deal.
A variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications are available to help stop these reactions and inflammation. Eye drops are often used to take the redness and irritation away from the eyes.
Natural approaches are also an option to allergy symptoms. People often use milk thistle as a means of cleansing the liver and to help it function properly. This is just one of many herbs being used by today’s society to help control allergy symptoms.
Other allergy symptoms cause more delayed-type reactions that can occur even weeks after an exposure. Having this type of allergy is not only difficult to diagnose it can also cause problems for the sufferer for years to come. Allergy symptoms of this type include gastro-intestinal issues such as: irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, or diarrhea. Many of these are caused by certain foods that the body is reacting against and need to have eliminated from the diet.
Allergy symptoms to certain chemicals or food additives can be equated to mental problems such as attention deficit and depression. By using dietary intervention or acupuncture, the root causes of these allergy symptoms may be found. This is helpful in providing long-term relief. There is not always a “quick-fix” answer to allergy symptoms, the underlying cause has to be discovered and then dealt with no matter how long. This eventually leads to better health for a longer period of time, at last!
June 28 2008 12:00 am | Alternative Medicine