What Is Allergic Rhinitis?
An allergen is a typically harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction. Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, is an allergic response to specific allergens. Some typical allergens are grass, dust, and mold. Pollen is the most common allergen.
Your body releases histamine when it encounters an allergen. A histamine is a natural chemical that defends your body from the allergen. This chemical causes allergic rhinitis, which can have many uncomfortable symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.
As the summers are already set in so does the windy weather and harvesting. There are lot many people who are sensitive to such kind of seasons and come across many symptoms as described above. Some do personal medication like cetirizine and other anti allergics which though quick but only give temporary relief and more of sedation and hence upsetting days and nights. So here comes homeopathy to the rescue, though mildly but gives permanent relief to such situation.
Homeopathy believes in complete restoration of health, both mental and physical ways and that to permanently in very mild and gentle way. Though homeopathy believes that all individuals are different and need different medicines for there particular situation but some of the following medicines gives relief to allergic rhinitis.
- Allium Cepa- One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever with watery eyes: When there is watery discharge from the eyes along with running nose, Allium Cepa is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever. The watery discharge from the nose is thin and acrid. At the same time, the discharge from the eyes is bland. The eyes become red and are sensitive to light. There is burning in the nose and eyes as from the cutting of onions. This medicine is in fact made from onions and it mimics the symptoms that occur when one cuts onions. There is the same burning in the eyes that we get when onions are being cut nearby in our presence. The patient feels better in the open air.
- Arsenic Album- One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis with intense thirst: In cases where there is intense thirst and the patient feels worse in open air, Arsenic Album is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever. There is copious watery and excoriating discharge from the nose. There may be restlessness and anxiety with other symptoms of hay fever. Thirst is increased though the patient drinks a little bit of water at one time. The symptoms are likely to be worse at night. There is an increased sense of weakness which is often disproportionate to the disease.
- Natrum Mur- One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis with sneezing: In cases where there is a lot of sneezing and in fact, the symptoms start with sneezing only, Natrum Mur does wonders and is one of the best homeopathic medicines for hay fever or allergic rhinitis. There is intense dryness of the mouth and the mucous membranes. The discharge from the nose is thin and watery and resembles the white of an egg. There is an increased desire to eat salt or salty food.
- Merc Sol- One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Allergic Rhinitis with sensitivity to heat and cold: When there is increased sensitivity to both heat and cold and the patient cannot tolerate either, Merc Sol is very effective and is one of the best homeopathic medicines for allergic rhinitis or hay fever. There is a lot of sneezing and watery discharge from the nose. The patient is worse even in damp or wet weather. Increased sweating is another indication for this medicine. There is profuse salivation in the mouth. At times the salivation is so much that it keeps the mouth wet most of the time. Despite this increased salivation, the patient keeps on feeling thirsty. There may be foul smell from the mouth.
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