Winter: The Season for Allergies
There are a lot of great things to look forward to as winter approaches, but, if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, the apprehension of the return of winter allergies may bother you.
Allergy is a condition in which the immune system of the body reacts abnormally or becomes hypersensitive to certain the external or internal agents, particularly to a specific food, weather, pollen, fur, dust, and other allergens. One may be allergic to anything under the sun, including the sun rays. In response to the allergens, the body releases chemicals, such as histamine and leukotrienes, which affect the skin, respiratory system, and digestive system of the individual. Allergens can prompt a host of the symptoms, such as itching, sneezing, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, inflammation, skin rashes, running nose, and swelling, and you suffer from an allergy.
The most common types of allergies are food allergies, skin allergies, respiratory allergies, drug allergies, and Anaphylaxis.
Respiratory allergies and skin allergies are the ones that get worse in the winter season.
Allergies Affecting the Skin:
The skin has trouble staying naturally hydrated or moisturized during the winter. As the skin dries out, it causes itching, irritation, cuts, and cracks.
Atopic dermatitis or Contact dermatitis is the common skin allergy that many people suffer in the winter season and is often associated with other allergic diseases, such as the allergic frequent cold (hay fever), asthma, or food allergy. Also, atopic dermatitis often occurs in families having a strong link to allergic diseases, such as Asthma.
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Allergies Affecting the Respiratory System:
Allergic reactions of the respiratory system can cause discomforting symptoms affecting your nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, and ears leading to Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Bronchitis, and Asthma.
Winter season is hard on respiratory symptoms due to some factors. For instance, the cold air in the winter season is dry, so, when you inhale the dry air, the lining of your airways which has a thin fluid layer evaporates faster and the airways get irritated which worsens the symptoms of Asthma and Bronchitis. Also, the cold air releases more histamine in your airways that triggers wheezing and causes breathing difficulty.
How Homeopathy Helps In Dealing With Winter Allergies?
Homeopathy is the best treatment option to obtain relief from the distress and annoyance of all types of allergies. The homeopathic approach is based on the concept of the individualization of the patient. The in-depth study of the individual case takes into account not only the allergic symptoms, but also looks at the multi-factorial causations, such as genetic, physical, emotional, and other factors, and treats the disease accordingly. Homeopathic medicine stimulates the body’s healing system to fight with the allergens, rather than suppressing the allergic symptoms with the mere use of antihistamines.
Homeopathic treatment aims at enhancing the immune system of your body and increasing your resistance power to the disease. This is how the tendency to get allergic reactions and the relapses of allergic attacks is reduced drastically.
By using the homeopathic treatment for winter allergies, we aim at a drastic reduction in the frequency, duration, and intensity of your Allergy episodes. Also, importantly, we expect you to have less dependency on the anti-histamines, which have the potential of producing side-effects. Once the homeopathic medicines start working, you will experience that the need to follow antihistamines reduces or stops. This is how homeopathy offers long-term management for Allergy.
Along with Homeopathic medicines, a few simple self-care tips can help you to combat the dry skin and respiratory issues.
For dry skin, choose to have lukewarm or cool water for your bath, as hot water can rob the natural moisture from the skin. Use mild soaps, and use good cream moisturizers, such as Cetaphil, Dove, and other good options. The mixture of olive oil and coconut oil in equal quantity helps to retain moisture in the skin for a long time.
Most common indoor allergens, which can trigger respiratory allergies, are airborne, and they include dust particles, dust mites, pet dander, cockroach droppings, and others. So, avoid pets if you are allergic to animal dander; install air purifiers or air filters at home; change bedsheets, pillow covers, sofa covers, and curtains; and avoid strong-smelling cosmetics.
Now that you know how effective homeopathy is in dealing with winter allergies, opt for it without a second thought if you happen to suffer from any winter allergy.
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