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Allergies Making Life Miserable? Homeopathic Remedies Are Natural Solutions

homeopathy for allergy Allergy refers to a sudden hypersensitive reaction, presented with a number of symptoms. Allergen is an agent that is considered harmful by a sensitive/allergic person but doesn’t have any effect on other persons. The main allergens include dust mites, pollens, animal danders, certain food like eggs and shellfish etc. The main allergies include nasal allergy, allergic cough, food allergies, dust allergy, and skin rash. The allergic reactions to Hair dye are also prevalent in some. The homeopathy treatment for allergies not only helps in giving relief in acute attacks of allergy but also promises to effect a cure and exact the condition from its root. The cure is possible by application of properly selected constitutional medicines to the patient. In homeopathy, the allergies are treated not on the basis of the allergen triggering the allergic response, but by the characteristic individual symptoms narrated by the patient. These characteristic symptoms are, in essence, the key to unlocking the most suitable medicine required. Homeopathy for allergy works by moderating the overactive immune system. In this article, various types of allergies and their corresponding  medicines have been discussed.

Homeopathy for Allergy

1. Apis Mellifica: Apis mellifica holds a prime position to treat the hives or urticarial rash due to allergic reactions. This medicine can be utilized in all cases of allergic hives that result in violent itching with burning and stinging sensations. The patient may be relieved by cold applications. The skin is sensitive to touch. Swelling also accompanies. Slight betterment in the skin symptoms in the open air is another prominent factor which, if present, confirms that this medicine should be used.

2. Arsenic Album: Arsenic Album is a frequently used medicine for treating nasal allergy. The symptom that points towards this medicine’s implication is fluent and burning discharge from the nose with much sneezing. This may be accompanied by watering from eyes with burning.

3. Natrum Mur: Natrum Mur is suitable medicine for both nasal and skin allergies. The important pointers for using Natrum Mur in nasal allergy are running nose with sneezing and breathing difficulties, and in skin allergies, it is used mainly when excessive itching is present that mainly gets worse in a warm room and better in open air. Craving for salt is usually noted in all the patients requiring Natrum Mur.

4. Sulphur: When it comes to skin allergies, Sulphur is the foremost and an infallible medicine for allergies. This can be employed in all those cases of skin allergy where excessive itching with extreme burning sensation is present. Skin usually remains dry. The patient scratches the skin and gets relief. These are all the local skin symptoms for using this medicine. The constitutional symptoms used for selecting this medicine for chronic treatment include an aversion to bathing, unhealthy dirty looking skin, craving for sweets and an utmost heat in the whole body.

Various Allergies and Homeopathy

1. Nasal Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis)

The main causative allergens towards exciting an attack of nasal allergy are dust mites, animal danders and pollens. The main symptoms of allergic rhinitis include sneezing, fluent discharge from nose, dropping of nasal discharge back into the throat which is referred to as postnasal drip in some cases, itching in nose, throat and ear, and a discharge from eyes with itching in them. The natural medicines that show excellence in treating nasal allergies include Allium Cepa, Arsenic album, Arundo Mauri, Kali Bichromicum and Gelsemium. The first two mentioned medicines vis-a-vis Allium Cepa and Arsenic album are natural medicines for nasal allergy. They both work well when the symptoms are running nose with sneezing, burning in nose and eyes. But there is a very fine line of demarcation that decides the application of medicine out of these two, which is that if the patient feels better in open air and worse in warm room Allium cepa is selected, and for the exact opposite condition in which patient is relieved in warm room and worse in open air then Arsenic album becomes the choice of medicine. The next medicine Arundo mauri is the best choice when extreme itching in nose, eyes, and throat predominate with sneezing and fluent nasal discharge. The use of medicine Kali bichromicum is called for in those patients of nasal allergy in whom the nasal discharge dropping into the throat (postnasal drip) stands out to be a dominant feature along with sneezing. The last medicine Gelsemium is prescribed when the running nose and sneezing are present with pain in head and a feverish feeling. The above mentioned medicines can also be used as remedies for seasonal allergies .

2. Allergic Cough (Allergic Asthma)

Allergic cough mainly presents itself as cough with difficult breathing, suffocation, chest tightness and wheezing/whistling sounds from chest. The medicines of immense help in allergic cough include Arsenic album, Ipecac, Bryonia and Sambucus. The selection of medicine to treat allergic asthma is based upon the dominant symptoms of the patient. Arsenic album is selected when cough with chest tightness and suffocative attacks is the main complaint of the patient. The patient feels that this problem is worse at night time and has to sit up for relief. Warm drinks usually bring relief to this person. For using Ipecac in allergic cough, the main symptom is a violent loose cough with wheezing sounds due to the loading of mucus in the chest. Sometimes vomiting accompanies cough and relieves the patient. The next medicine Bryonia Alba gives good results when the cough is dry. This may be accompanied with chest pain and difficult breathing. Mainly the person over all feels better on lying down and worse on walking. The last medicine Sambucus is of supreme importance when nasal blockage is present with suffocative cough. Due to nasal blockage, the patient wakes suddenly at night with symptoms of difficulty in breathing and suffocation.

4. Skin Allergies

The skin allergy includes rash with itching, eczema (allergic dermatitis) and urticaria (hives). In urticaria the skin gets raised in patches with itching. The best medicines that come into play for treating allergic skin rash are Sulphur, Apis mellifica and Urtica Urens. Sulphur is a well known allergy medicine for treating skin complaints. Sulphur can be prescribed in all types of allergic skin rash where dryness, itching and burning sensations predominate. Apis mellifica is of great help in treating urticarial rashes where intense itching with burning stinging sensations and swelling of skin is present. Cold application may relieve the patient. Swelling of face may also be present. Allergic rash with asthmatic symptoms yield wonderfully to this medicine. Urtica urens is the first choice when eating shellfish has excited the skin rash with violent itching and heat.

5. Food Allergy

Food allergy refers to a series of symptoms that follows after taking in a particular type of food to which a person is allergic. The symptoms may occur in four planes. The first is nasal symptoms like discharge from nose, itching in nose and eyes and even difficult breathing. The second is gastric symptoms like loose stool, pain in stomach, nausea and vomiting. The third symptom is swelling of lips, mouth or of face. And the last symptoms are related to skin and include itchy rash, eczema or hives (Urticaria). The common food allergens leading allergic reaction are Egg, shellfish, nuts, wheat and milk.

The medicines for egg allergy are Carbo veg, Nux vomica and Sulph. Carbo veg and Nux vom are the natural medicines for egg allergy where gastric symptoms predominate. Carbo veg is prescribed when loose offensive stool, gas in stomach, nausea, vomiting follows eating eggs. And if this is accompanied with pain in abdomen Nux vomica is selected. When the gastric symptoms are accompanied by skin complaints after eating eggs, Sulphur can be used where itching or burning on skin are present.

For combating with shellfish allergy, the best natural medicine is Urtica Urens. This medicine can be taken by all those patients in whom sudden hives with violent itching and burning follows eating shell fish. This medicine has excellent power to control such symptoms.

The food allergy to wheat can be controlled with medicines that include Lycopodium, colocynth and Natrum Mur. Lycopodium can help in controlling the gastric symptoms. Lycopodium can be used when loose stool with gas in abdomen predominates. Colocynth is used when cramping pains in stomach accompany loose stool, and Natrum Mur is used when skin rash occur either independently or along with gastric trouble after taking wheat.

The last mentioned food allergy to milk can be treated with natural medicines without any side effects. The natural medicines include Aethusa Cynapium, Natrum carb, and Pulsatilla. Aethusa cynapium tops the list of medicines for milk allergy. The symptom for its use is vomiting immediately when milk enters the stomach. Sweating and weakness may follow vomiting. Natrum carb is indicated when loose stool follows milk intake. Pulsatilla is used when milk or any milk product excites allergic reaction. The prominent symptoms that call for the use of Pulsatilla medicine include loose stool, nausea, vomiting, gas, or acidity after taking milk or milk products. A complete absence of thirst is an accompanying symptom in some cases that if present forms an important symptom towards selecting Pulsatilla for milk allergy.

6. Euphrasia for Allergic Conjunctivitis

Euphrasia is the best natural medicines to deal with eye symptoms due to allergy. This can be taken in all such cases presenting with redness, itching, burning in eyes with watery discharges.

7. Dust (dust mite) Allergy

The leading natural medicines that provide a great helping hand to deal with dust allergy include Lycopersicum, Bromium and Arsenic album. Lycopersicum is the leading medicine that is used when breathing in of the slightest dust particle leads to running nose and sneezing. Bromium is utilised when dust inhalation leads to discharge from the nose along with chest complaints. The chest complaints include difficult breathing, cough with mucus in chest. Lastly, the medicine Arsenic album is used when fluent nasal discharge with burning in eyes and nose and sneezing predominate.

8. Allergy Caused By Hair dye

The symptoms that follow dye application on hair include skin rash, itching and swelling that appears mainly on the face, the ears, and the neck. There are various natural medicines to deal with the allergic reaction to dyes, but they are not specific or patent medicines for dye allergy. Suitable medicine is to be chosen after taking the symptoms from the patient. Few medicines like Sulphur, Arsenic album, Natrum Mur and Sepia can be used following case taking.

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  1. mona jain says:

    Hello Dr sharma
    Im mona from bangalore. Im suffering from urticaria since 2months.
    I was diagnosed with extensive fungal infection called tinea corporis for which I was prescribed I-win 100mg capsule for 7weeks. I started getting hives from the third week and it has worsened even after finishing the course of the capsule.

    Suggest me some remedy to get rid of urticaria.

  2. Geethanjali says:

    Hi after hairdye my whole face becomes swelling & rashes whts are the medicines sir

  3. Dear Sir,
    My son is 5 years of old. He has allergy cough. He been treated by homeopathy medicine since 8 months. But there is absoulutely no improvemet at all.
    How can i go about it

  4. SatishSrivastava says:

    Respected Dr Sharma,
    My grandson who is 5-6 yrsoldand suffering from dust ,cold,and chocolate cake etc and become very critical then to use breath analyser and in day time uses mask please suggest your medicine

    Thanking you
    Satish Srivastava
    Kanpur 9956029675


    Hello Dr Sharma

    I live in Richmond Virginia which is well known for allergies throughout the year. I am 43 years old.

    My main symptoms are post nasal drip into throat causing congestion which leads to cough and sinus headache if not treated in time. The allergy tests revealed that I am allergic to
    dust mites, mold and cockroaches.

    My PCP has asked me to take Dymista, Singular.

    Even though the allopathy medicines are helping,
    I don’t want to be on these medicines for ever.

    In revewing this page, Kali Bichromicum and
    Arsenic Album seems to match my symptoms .

    Can you please advise if I can take these medicines throughout he year , what dosage and also what other medicines might help ?

  6. Surovita Nag says:

    Dr. Sharma I am 40 years old and my husband is 42 and my daughter is 8 years old. we are into same problem. We always suffer from allergy to cold and dust also. Would you please refer me that what medicine we can take and its dosage also.
    With regards,
    S. Nag

  7. My homeopath is giving immunity medicine for treatment of allergy due to igE increase. Is it possible in homeopath to lower the IgE level to check the alltergy/asthma.

  8. What is a homeopathic remedy for coconut allergy in infants? it is almost impossible to find a baby formula without it.

  9. I have prominent hair fall. I have boils on the scalp which is painful depending on their position on the nerves. It cause pain teeth sometimes and hair roots also painful when ties

  10. Doctor sahib,
    Iam suffering from skin allergy after wearing shirt or pant which have slight acrylic fibre.

    Request you to suggest medicine.

    With regards,
    Rajinder Vij

  11. Hi.

    i have a very itchy scalp all the time and sometimes on my face or eyes and ears. It drives me mad with itch. I also have allergic rhinitis. What natural things can i take.. Thanks.

  12. SUNIT Baya says:


    • SUNIT Baya says:


    • Hii. After hair dye my face and nose becomes red and bit swell.Any homeopathic treatments.Please guid. Sk

  13. I have inguinal hernia on my right side since last one year. Sometime there is swelling around groin area with pain whenever I have stand for long periods and when suffering from cough and sneezing. Swelling settle down after lying on bed with foot upward but sometimes it takes time. I am suffering from cold during morning and night time since childhood with cold palm and feet. I have weak digestion as well from long time.

    I want to mainly cure hernia to avoid operation.

  14. Shani Gupta says:


  15. Deesha Mahajan says:

    Sir.meri problem bahut chronic hai.I cannot tolerate humid weather.when I wear clothes I feel stinging sensation all over my body.I feel acute stinging sensation when I go out in sun.I am a hypothyroid patient but this starts about 4-5 years ago and now it becomes chronic.sir help me there any medicine for it.

  16. Mrs.sajid says:

    Female patient. Age 30 yr. Patient ko cough start hoti hy jb kitchen me kuch fry ho rha hota hy kisi b time or cough itni barh jati hy k phr saans rukny lgta hy.. us waqt pani b nhi utrta halq sy.. hum ny note kia hy kitchen me hony waly smoke sy cough barhti hy.. waiting for reply

  17. I am 35 yrs old. Since my college time i got Egg allergy.Whenever i ate egg or egg containing products my face will have a big swelling reddish big size of acne. I always try to avoid but sometimes unknowingly i might consume. In homeopathy any medicine can cure my food me .

  18. suman rani says:

    My name Suman hello Dr. Sharma . Mujhe food and dust allergy h 30 years se .mujhe sneezing watering and eachy eyes nose and throat infection. I am very tired .food allergy wheat milk dairy product and packed items .please give me solutions my allergy treatment. My age 36 years old .

  19. Nada Massoud says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma, my 5-year old son has nose and chest allergy: in normal days, his nose is usually blocked with a noise from his nose when he breaths and nasal drops do not help and he coughs quite frequently: when he wakes up and then every 15-20 minutes. When he gets allergy attacks, he coughs every 30 seconds and usually throws up by night, around 11:00pm.
    What remedy can work for him?
    Thanks a lot,
    Nada Massoud

  20. Hi,

    I got litle pains in my ches ,heavy chest sometimes difficulities of breathing in the evinnings ,when i smell perfumes,paints ,dust
    ,lotions.They realy make me weak and bring a bad feeling to me help please am from kenya

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