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Treat Your Nasal Polyps with Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps

What are nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are soft growths arising from the mucous membrane of the nose or paranasal sinuses. These growths are painless, freely movable and non-cancerous.

Can Homeopathy completely treat nasal polyps?

Yes, Homeopathy can treat nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are considered a case for surgery under the conventional mode of medicine. However, Homeopathic mode of treatment offers an alternative by treating nasal polyps internally, without invasive procedures. Homeopathic medicines treat the symptoms of nasal polyps as well help shrink the nasal polyps. These medicines, which are both natural and safe, attack the disease at the root and set off the body’s own restorative processes for complete treatment. Some top rated Homeopathic medicines for treating nasal polyps are Teucrium Marum, Lemna Minor, Sanguinaria Nitricum, Allium Cepa, Kali Bichromicum and Calcarea Carb.

Why do you get nasal polyps are there any risk factors that predispose one to this condition?

The exact cause of nasal polyps is not yet clear. However, risk factors like chronic nasal infection or inflammation, sinusitis and nasal allergies play an important role in making one prone to nasal polyps. It needs mention here that not everyone with the above risk factors will develop nasal polyps even though they would be likely to develop the condition. Various other diseases that are associated with nasal polyps are asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic rhino sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis and aspirin sensitivity.

How do I know I have nasal polyps?

There are several symptoms unique to nasal polyps, the most prominent among these being a stuffy nose. Other signs accompanying the nasal blockage include breathing through the mouth, loss or decrease of sense of smell, snoring, post nasal drip, sneezing, runny nose, headache, feeling of pressure in the forehead. Polyps that are small in size show no symptoms at all.

What medical investigations do doctors propose for nasal polyps?

Investigations for nasal polyps include nasal endoscopy, CT scan or MRI. In addition to this, skin prick tests to detect allergic factor are also done.

What are the various types of nasal polyps?

There are two types of nasal polyps. These are antrochoanal polyps and ethmoidal polyps. The antrochoanal polyp arises from maxillary sinus and is single and unilateral (one sided). The ethmoidal polyps are usually multiple, bilateral and arise from ethmoidal sinus, middle turbinate lateral wall of nose, mainly from the middle meatus.

Can sinusitis cause nasal polyps?

Yes, sinusitis i.e. inflamed mucous membrane of paranasal sinus can lead to nasal polyps. Sinusitis is one of the major risk factors behind nasal polyps. However, all cases of sinusitis do not lead to nasal polyps. Why only a few having sinusitis develop nasal polyps is still a matter of study.

Are nasal polyps related to allergies?

Yes, they are related to allergies. Recurrent nasal allergies cause inflammation of the mucous lining of the nose i.e. rhinitis or of the paranasal sinuses i.e. sinusitis. Both rhinitis and sinusitis put the person at a high risk of nasal polyps.

Is turbinate hypertrophy another name for nasal polyps?

No, nasal polyps and turbinate hypertrophy are not the same thing. Turbinates are the normal structures i.e. curled bones located bilaterally inside the nose. They play an important role in heating and filtering the inhaled air. While nasal polyps are soft, painless growths arising from the mucous lining of the mucous membrane of the nose or paranasal sinus. However, the major risk factors for both turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps are recurrent nasal infections and nasal allergies.

Can nasal polyps be cancerous?

No, nasal polyps are not cancerous. They are benign growths.

Do nasal polyps bleed?

Yes, nasal polyps can bleed, but not in every case.

I snore at night, could it be from nasal polyps?

Snoring is a symptom of nasal polyps. But, snoring in isolation can be attributed to other causes as well. Few other causes of snoring include enlarged adenoids, deviated nasal septum, obesity leading to bulky throat tissue and elongated uvula. A CT scan or MRI will confirm whether the nasal polyps are causing snoring or other factors are in play.

Can nasal polyps affect my ability to smell?

Yes, nasal polyps do reduce a person’s ability to smell.

Can nasal polyps give me ear infection or affect my hearing?

Yes, there are chances of ear infection if a person has nasal polyps and hearing may be affected.

Can nasal sprays treat nasal polyps?

Nasal sprays only provide temporary relief in nasal symptoms from nasal polyps. However, complete treatment can only be obtained by treating the root cause with proper Homeopathic medicines.

My doctor has advised surgery for nasal polyps, is it safe to put it on hold and go for Homeopathic medicines?

Yes, it is absolutely safe to do so as nasal polyps are benign growths. Homeopathic medicines act at the root and in due course dissolve nasal polyps without having to go through any invasive procedures or surgery. Homeopathic medicines initially control the symptoms of nasal polyps. In time, the nasal polyps start to shrink in size and dissolve.

Can nasal polyps recur post surgery?

Yes, there are good chances of nasal polyps coming back after surgery. Surgery removes the nasal polyps not the root cause behind their origin. The nasal infections and allergies that cause nasal polyps are not addressed, so they tend to regrow. Homeopathic medicines, on the other hand, will work on eradicating the root cause of nasal polyps and eventually dissolve them so they do not re-appear after surgery.

FAQs on Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps

Which are the best Homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps?

Lemna Minor and Teucrium Marum are among the top rated Homeopathic medicines for treating nasal polyps. Lemna Minor works well for nasal polyps when there is a history of chronic nasal catarrh. Nasal discharge – mainly thick, yellow or white mucus – from the nose is the main symptom presentation. Teucrium Marum is indicated for nasal polyps attended with marked nasal blockage. Nose stoppage is mainly noted when lying down, especially on the same side on which the person is lying.

I have right-sided nasal polyps, which Homeopathic medicine should I take?

Sanguinaria Nitricum and Kali Nitricum are two well indicated Homeopathic medicines for right-sided nasal polyps. Sanguinaria Nitricum is indicated when the right nostril feels obstructed. Along with the obstruction, watery nasal discharge of burning nature and sneezing may be observed. Post nasal secretion may also attend. Kali Nitricum is the choice to make when the right nostril is blocked with loss of smell. Sneezing and violent coryza accompany this condition.

Which is the suitable Homeopathic medicine for left-sided nasal polyps?

The Homeopathic medicine that works wonders for left-sided nasal polyps is Calcarea Carb.

My nose is severely blocked due to nasal polyps, which Homeopathic medicine can offer fast relief?

Homeopathic medicines Ammonium Carb and Teucrium Marum work wonderfully well in such cases. Ammonium Carb is helpful where the nose is severely blocked making breathing difficult. The person breathes through the mouth as a result. The nose blockage worsens markedly during the night. Teucrium Marum is prescribed where the nose gets blocked on the side on which the person lies down.

Nasal polyps cause me to snore, can Homeopathy help?

For snoring in case of nasal polyps, Homeopathic medicines Opium and Lemna Minor are of great help. Opium is given in case of loud snoring with deep sleep. Sometimes momentary pauses in breathing may be noted in such cases. Lemna Minor shows remarkable results in case of nose blockage with snoring where it is accompanied by foul smell from the nose or marked post nasal discharge.

Severe, constant sneezing due to nasal polyps has made life difficult, which Homeopathic medicine do you advise?

Allium Cepa is an excellent medicine for treating severe sneezing in nasal polyps. It works best when sneezing is almost constant. Along with sneezing, acrid, burning nasal discharge may be observed.

Post nasal drip is a cause of constant discomfort for me, which Homeopathic medicines can stop the discharge?

Kali Bichromicum is the most effective Homeopathic medicine for post nasal drip in nasal polyps. The person prescribed Kali Bichromicum usually complains of post nasal dripping of thick, viscid mucus. This is attended with excessive hawking.

I have nasal polyps that bleed, do you have a medicine for that?

Yes, Homeopathic medicines can very effectively treat nasal polyps that bleed. The most prominent Homeopathic medicine for bleeding nasal polyps is Phosphorus. Other attending features of this condition are alternate, fluent and dry coryza or in other words, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose. Nose blockage, especially in the morning, is well marked.

Can Homeopathy help loss of smell from nasal polyps?

Homeopathic medicines Lemna Minor and Teucrium Marum show remarkable results in case of loss of smell in nasal polyps.

In case of sinusitis with nasal polyps, which Homeopathic medicines would you recommend?

Kali Bichromicum is one of the most effective Homeopathic prescriptions for sinusitis with nasal polyps.

I have nasal allergies which seem to have led to nasal polyps, what do you suggest?

Homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps from nasal allergies are selected based on individual symptoms after a detailed study and analysis of the case. Therefore, a consultation with the Homeopathic practitioner would help.

Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps

Lemna Minor – Top grade Homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps

Lemna Minor is one of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps. Lemna Minor works well where there is obstruction of nose and loss of smell from nasal polyps. Putrid smell in nose may also be felt in some cases. Thick, yellow-white discharge from the nose is another attending feature. In some cases, muco purulent nasal discharge is observed. In cases where nasal polyps worsen in wet weather too, Lemna Minor is the Homeopathic medicine to prescribe. It also treats swollen nasal turbinates very well.

Teucrium Marum – Wonderful Homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps with nasal blockage

Teucrium Marum is a most wonderful Homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps with marked nasal blockage. A unique symptom is obstruction of the side of the nose on which the person lies down. Loss of smell is also noted. Crawling sensation in the nose may arise. Teucrium Marum is also one of the best Homeopathic medicines for ozaena. Ozaena is chronic inflammation of the nasal mucosa resulting in its atrophy.

Sanguinaria Nitricum and Kali Nitricum – Excellent Homeopathic medicines for right-sided nasal polyps

Sanguinaria Nitricum and Kali Nitricum are excellent Homeopathic medicines for right-sided nasal polyps. A person who needs prescription of Sanguinaria Nitricum shows watery, nasal discharge of burning nature. Other features are pressure over root of the nose, plugged sensation in nostrils, enlarged nasal turbinates, sneezing and yellow, bloody mucus discharge from the nose. The symptoms guiding use of Homeopathic medicine Kali Nitricum in addition to right-sided nasal polyps are coryza with nose obstruction, sneezing, loss of smell and digging pain in nostrils.

Calcarea Carb – Top rated Homeopathic medicine for left-sided nasal polyps

Calcarea Carb is an extremely suitable Homeopathic medicine for left-sided nasal polyps. This Homeopathic prescription is given to persons who complain of a blocked nose on the left side. Other attending features are fetid smell and yellow discharge from nose. In the morning, dryness in nose may be felt. Sneezing, markedly in the morning time, may also attend. Persons given Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Carb tend to catch a cold easily, with the slightest change in weather.

Allium Cepa – Best Homeopathic medicine for constant sneezing in nasal polyps

In case of nasal polyps with constant sneezing, Homeopathic medicine Allium Cepa offers the perfect treatment. An attending feature is watery discharge of burning, acrid nature from the nose. The nasal discharge corrodes the upper lips. Headache may also persist along with fluent coryza. Some feel there’s a lump at the root of the nose. Nose stoppage may also be observed.

Kali Bichromicum – Most useful Homeopathic medicine for post nasal discharge in nasal polyps cases

For post nasal discharge in nasal polyps cases, Homeopathic medicine Kali Bichromicum is selected. The post nasal discharge is thick, lumpy, ropy in nature. It is attended with much hawking. Marked pressure at the root of nose is complained of. Fetid smell from the nose is another concern. Violent sneezing in the morning time may accompany the above features. Kali Bichromicum is also a prominent Homeopathic medicine for treating nasal polyps from chronic sinusitis.

Phosphorus – Most effective Homeopathic medicine for bleeding nasal polyps

Phosphorus is a very effective Homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps that bleed easily. Apart from the bleeding, the condition is accompanied by coryza with dull headache and sneezing which worsens with strong odours. Blocked nose early in the morning is a sure sign that Phosphorus will work. Also, in cases where coryza and dryness of the nose alternate, Phosphorus is the best Homeopathic medicine.

Yes, minor lifestyle changes can help manage nasal polyps

As much as finding the allergens that cause nasal polyps, avoiding these allergens that one is susceptible to are important. Staying away from irritants like dust, strong odours, cigarette smoking and pollution will also help.

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Nasal Polyps – Causes , Symptoms and Homeopathy

Soft growths arising from mucous membrane of nose or paranasal sinus are referred as nasal polyps. They are painless and non cancerous growths. There is no specific cause leading to nasal polyps. However, certain factors including nasal allergies, nasal infections and chronic nasal catarrh are linked with formation of nasal polyps. Nasal polyps lead to symptoms of stuffy nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, runny nose, loss of smell and headaches.

 Can Homeopathy treat Nasal Polyps ?

The most common treatment option suggested by conventional system in nasal polyps is surgical removal; But surgery offers a  temporary relief  in many cases. This is so because surgery is just excising the polyps and not taking care of the body’s tendency to form polyps .  In most cases, Nasal polyps reappear after surgery. Homeopathy offers effective, natural and alternative treatment for nasal polyps. Homeopathic medicines promise a effective treatment in nasal polyps by treating the root cause.  Homeopathic medicines treat nasal polyps in a safe and gentle manner. I would rank the following six homeopathic medicines as the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps – Lemna Minor, Kali Bichrome, Sanguinaria Can, Calcarea Carb, Teucrium and Phosphorus.

 Homeopathic treatment for Nasal Polyps:

 Lemna Minor – One of the Best Homeopathic treatment for Nasal Polyps

In the list of all major homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps, Lemna Minor occupies the top rank. In my clinical practice, I have found Lemna Minor very effective in curing nasal polyps. Lemna Minor is indicated when nasal blockage is very intense from nasal polyps. Loss of smell (anosmia) may also be present . The nasal turbinate may also show marked swelling. Person may complain of thick, profuse, yellow white nasal discharge. Foul smell from nose may also accompany. Polyps that typically worsen in wet weather, indicate the use of Lemna Minor.

 Kali Bichrome – Wonderful Homeopathic Medicine for Nasal Polyps Associated with Chronic Nasal Catarrh

By putting Kali Bichrome at number two, it does not mean that Kali Bi is less effective than Lemna Minor. It is equally effective as Lemna Minor and capable of curing nasal polyps when the symptoms peculiar to this medicine are found in patient. I usually prefer Kali Bichrome for treating nasal polyps in person with chronic nasal catarrh and when the nasal discharges are of thick, yellowish green, tough, viscid character.  For patients requiring Kali bichrome following symptoms are most indicative of its use – The nose feels stuffed up with fullness and pain at the root of nose.There is inability to breathe through mouth.  . The post nasal discharges are mostly thick, ropy and viscid nature. I have also seen excellent results with Kali Bichrome in nasal polyps associated with chronic sinusitis.

 Calcarea Carb – One of the Best Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps that are left sided 

Calcarea Carb is yet another excellent homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps. It is mostly indicated for left sided nasal polyps. The left sided nostril feels blocked. This may be attended with fetid yellow discharge from nose. Soreness and ulcerated sensation in nose is also felt.  Offensive odor in nose is also marked. There is much swelling at the root of nose. I mainly select Calcarea Carb to treat nasal polyps in persons who tend to take cold very easily. Every change of weather worsens nasal complaints.

 Sanguinaria Can – Homeopathic Medicine for Right Sided Nasal Polyps

Sanguinaria Can is next best homeopathic medicine of great help in treating nasal polyps. It shows great affinity to treat nasal polyps on right side. Chronic profuse nasal discharge and sneezing is present in along with nasal polyps. Nasal membranes are swollen and congested. Right sided headache may also appear along with nasal complaints.  I use it for Right sided Nasal Polyps.

 Teucrium – Homeopathic Medicine for Post Nasal Polyps

Teucrium is well indicated homeopathic medicine for post nasal polyps. I usually prescribe this medicine when nasal polyps leads to obstruction of nose on the side lain .Other symptoms that indicate its use are – There is much sneezing and stoppage of nostrils. Crawling sensation in nose may also be felt. Sense of smell is lost. Large offensive crusts may pass from nose. Person may also complain of bad taste in throat.  Hawking of mucus from throat also appears along with.

 Phosphorus –One of the Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps that Bleed easily

Phosphorus is one of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps that bleed easily. I  use  Phosphorus in bleeding nasal polyps. It has always given remarkable results in polyps that are prone to bleeding. For Phosphorus to be used as a homeopathic medicine for polyps following symptoms may also be present -There is also marked coryza. There is alternation between dry and watery coryza. Sneezing, nasal blockage and loss of smell are usually present along with polyps .

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Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Post Nasal Drip

Three top homeopathic cures for post-nasal drip

Post-nasal drip may sound to be a trivial problem but it can be a source of immense irritation. An annoying affliction that can impede a person’s day-to-day functioning, it is a condition that sees the person constantly struggling with the secretions in the throat. The patient is consumed by a constant urge to clear the throat as the flow of the fluid in the throat is irritating. Another offshoot of the affliction is that the irritating substances present in the secretions could initiate a cough reflex.

Homeopathy offers cures for post-nasal drip that are safe, successful and shorn of side-effects. Since homeopathic medicines use the body’s own defences to combat infection, this line of treatment is comparatively non-intrusive. Another advantage homeopathic remedies enjoy over other cures is that they are toxin-free as they are drawn from natural substances.

Symptoms of post-nasal drip:

Post nasal drip is characterized by excessive mucus production by the nasal mucosa. This mucus then collects in the back of the nose or the throat, giving rise to a sensation of mucus falling from the back of the nose. It is also commonly termed as the upper airway cough syndrome. In many cases, post nasal drip is characterized by a sore throat and chronic cough.

The causes for the posterior droppings could be rhinitis, sinusitis, or a swallowing disorder. In case of swallowing disorders, the root cause lies not in excess production of mucus but rather in inadequate clearance of the throat. In children, some type of obstruction in the nose could initiate the posterior droppings.

Homoeopathic medicines for post-nasal drip:

Homeopathic Medicine Hydrastis for Post nasal drip with Thick ropy secretion : I can vouch for the fact that homeopathy assures excellent treatment for post-nasal drip. One of the top treatments in homeopathy for this condition is Hydrastis. It is ideal for situations where the secretions are very thick, ropy and sticky in form. The secretions fall from the posterior nares into the throat. The patient complains of irritation due to a continuous feeling of mucus in the throat.  There is a lot of hawking in an attempt to expel the mucus. Usually thick, yellow mucus is expectorated. Both the nares become raw and the person has a constant urge to blow the nose. In case of post-nasal drip in children, the kid is usually suddenly aroused from the sleep due to thick, sticky droppings. The throat feels raw and there is a lot of burning sensation.

Homeopathic Remedy Kali bichrom for Post Nasal Drip with Sinusitis: It is another reliable remedy for post-nasal drip. It is especially suited in cases when the secretions are thick and ropy in nature. They are usually green in color. The patient hawks a lot to clear the throat. The root of the nose and the frontal sinus are inflamed, causing a lot of pain and distress to the patient.

Homeopathic Medicine Corallium Rubrum for PND with Cough: Corallium is a wonderful remedy that covers the post-nasal catarrh well. Corallium works well in cases where a lot of mucus is secreted through the posterior nares. This is a great indication for selecting the remedy in most cases. There is nasal catarrh with abundant secretions. This makes the inspired air feel very cold. The patient hawks up a lot of mucus.  Along with this, some patients may experience cough that is dry and spasmodic.

 

 

 

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Nasal Allergies and Homeopathy

Nasal Allergies in Summer

Dr. Vikas Sharma

Have you been sneezing very often this summer? Do you have itching in the nose , roof of mouth and eyes? Are you getting a watery discharge from your nose? If yes then there are good chances that you have Allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis refers to an allergic condition that occurs in the upper respiratory tract and also in the conjunctiva of the eyes. This is usually a harmless condition but can throw one’s life out of gear. Most of the people who suffer from its seasonal form, have recurrent episode in late spring, summers and fall. Homeopathy provides a great hope for all those who suffer from it in treating this kind of allergy from its base and thereby stopping its annual recurrence.

People who suffer from allergic rhinitis usually have these following symptoms-  1) Sneezing , which may occur any time and can occur in bouts ; where one may  even have 20-30 sneezes in a row . Morning sneezes are very common in those suffer from allergic rhinitis. Such sneezing episodes may occur as early as one wakes up .2) Runny nose – sneezing is accompanied by profuse watery discharge from the nose. Along with other symptoms one may also have same king of watery discharge from eyes. 3) Itching in the eyes, nose and the roof of the mouth – itching in the nose roof of moth and eyes are very common symptoms in allergic rhinitis. Most patients complain of a “crawling” sensation in the nose and the roof of the mouth. 4) Some patients may even suffer from breathing difficulty if the attack gets serious. This kind of breathing difficulty is usually noted in spring weather during wheat harvest season. 6) Fever may also be present in some individuals during a severe attack of allergic rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis usually occurs in two forms. The kind of allergic rhinitis that one would have it in only a particular weather is called as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. Late spring, summers and early autumn is the main weather when it occurs.  Such kind of allergic rhinitis occurs due to sensitivity to pollens from trees, grasses or weeds, or to airborne mold spores. The second type is the ‘Perennial Allergy’ and occurs all the year around. In such kind of allergic rhinitis ,the sensitivity is mainly to substances that one encounters daily . Examples of Such substances are – cockroaches, dust mites, pollution and animal dander.

Homeopathic medicines are one of the best forms of natural treatment for allergic rhinitis. They works both ways – By controlling the acute symptoms and also treating the chronicity of allergy; thereby gradually stopping the recurrence of attacks. Homeopathic medicines work by desensitizing the overactive immune system in allergic rhinitis patients. Homeopathic medicines Natrum Mur, Sabadilla , Allium Cepa  lead the homeopathic table in treating allergic rhinitis and can treat both the acute as well Chronic nature of the disease. Allium  cepa and Aralea Racemosa  are  very effective in treating allergic rhinitis that occurs in spring . Lately, some medicines have been introduced in Homeopathy which have  been found to very effective in treating allergic rhinitis – they are Galphimia Glauca , Histaminum  and Luffa Operculata.

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NOSE ALLERGY & HOMEOPATHY

If you are sneezing quite a lot, having a runny nose, itchy eyes and/or having difficulty in breathing in this weather, most probably you are suffering from spring allergy. Spring allergy refers to a condition that occurs in March-May and affects mainly the respiratory system. High levels of pollen count are responsible for naso-bronchial allergies. Also this weather is worse for people living near farms, where it is time for wheat harvesting. Wheat threshing dust is the main culprit. People in cities also get affected by it as the threshing dust gets carried by winds to the adjoining areas.

Allergy occurs when “allergy triggers” or “allergens” (pollens, molds, dust, etc) come in contact with the mucous membranes (lining) in the nose, airways, lungs, skin and even eyes of those people who have allergies. These allergy triggers cause the immune system to overreact and produce antibodies which then attack the trigger (pollen, etc). Antibodies then try to destroy the trigger by attaching themselves to it, leading to the production of histamine, a chemical that irritates the mucous membranes resulting in swelling, itching and overproduction of mucus. Allergy symptoms include excessive sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, nose, roof of the mouth and even in the ears. Breathing difficulties, coughing and wheezing are very common as spring allergy causes asthma too.

Homeopathy is very effective in fighting allergies. As homeopathic medicines work by optimising the overactive immune system, they are very effective in removing allergy in totality from the body. These medicines provide a stimulus (in a highly diluted form) to the body like that of the trigger or allergen leading to the gradual desensitisation of the immune system.

Homeopathic medicines used for treating allergies mainly come from the plants or substances that in their raw form are usually responsible for causing allergy-like symptoms.

When allergy occurs in the airways and lungs it leads to asthma. Difficult breathing, wheezing and cough are the main symptoms. This is due to the constriction in the small airways and overproduction of mucus in the lungs. Here too homeopathic medicines are very effective. Aralea racemosa, Arsenic Album, Natrum Sulph are few of the medicines that are very helpful in treating spring asthma.

It is also important to realise that in allergic conditions homeopathic medicines work by desensitising your overactive immune system. This optimisation of the immune system is not an overnight process and can take some time before appreciable results are achieved.

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NOSE ALLERGY & HOMEOPATHY

If you are sneezing quite a lot, having a runny nose, itchy eyes and/or having difficulty in breathing in this weather, most probably you are suffering from spring allergy. Spring allergy refers to a condition that occurs in March-May and affects mainly the respiratory system. High levels of pollen count are responsible for naso-bronchial allergies. Also this weather is worse for people living near farms, where it is time for wheat harvesting. Wheat threshing dust is the main culprit. People in cities also get affected by it as the threshing dust gets carried by winds to the adjoining areas.

Allergy occurs when “allergy triggers” or “allergens” (pollens, molds, dust, etc) come in contact with the mucous membranes (lining) in the nose, airways, lungs, skin and even eyes of those people who have allergies. These allergy triggers cause the immune system to overreact and produce antibodies which then attack the trigger (pollen, etc). Antibodies then try to destroy the trigger by attaching themselves to it, leading to the production of histamine, a chemical that irritates the mucous membranes resulting in swelling, itching and overproduction of mucus. Allergy symptoms include excessive sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, nose, roof of the mouth and even in the ears. Breathing difficulties, coughing and wheezing are very common as spring allergy causes asthma too.

Homeopathy is very effective in fighting allergies. As homeopathic medicines work by optimising the overactive immune system, they are very effective in removing allergy in totality from the body. These medicines provide a stimulus (in a highly diluted form) to the body like that of the trigger or allergen leading to the gradual desensitisation of the immune system.

Homeopathic medicines used for treating allergies mainly come from the plants or substances that in their raw form are usually responsible for causing allergy-like symptoms.

When allergy occurs in the airways and lungs it leads to asthma. Difficult breathing, wheezing and cough are the main symptoms. This is due to the constriction in the small airways and overproduction of mucus in the lungs. Here too homeopathic medicines are very effective. Aralea racemosa, Arsenic Album, Natrum Sulph are few of the medicines that are very helpful in treating spring asthma.

It is also important to realise that in allergic conditions homeopathic medicines work by desensitising your overactive immune system. This optimisation of the immune system is not an overnight process and can take some time before appreciable results are achieved.

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ALLERGIC RHINITIS & HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT

DO you suffer from bouts of frequent sneezes, itchy and runny nose? Do you often wake up sneezing in the morning? Does sneezing and runny nose occur during a particular weather or when there is change of weather? Or, do you wheeze or do your eyes feel itchy with sneezing and runny nose? If you have some or all of these symptoms then you may be suffering from nasal allergy.Nasal allergy, also called allergic rhinitis or hay fever or pollinosis, is an allergic reaction of the body (mainly the upper respiratory tract and eyes) to certain substances – allergens – that we breathe in. The main allergens are pollens, molds, animal dander and dust.Allergy is nothing but an over-sensitisation of our defence system. This means that our immune system (defence system) starts reacting to a substance which is otherwise harmless to our body. In other words, it is a misdirected immune attack.Pollens are usually the main culprits.Homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of “like cures like”. This means if a substance that in its raw state produces a disease condition also has the ability to treat similar symptoms when given in diluted and activated (potentised) form.Thus, a lot many plants whose pollens are the known culprits for this kind of allergy are being used in homeopathy to treat allergic rhinitis. By giving a substance that has similar manifestations, homeopathy is able to optimise the already over-sensitised immune system.Two medicines which represent new advance in homeopathy are Galphimia Glauca and Histaminum Hydrochlo-ride.A US study found Galphimia Glauca to be highly effective in treating allergic rhinitis. Many other very effective plant-based medicines have also been introduced during the last few years: Cardiospermum Halicacabum and Amni Visnaga, for example. Conventional homeopathic medicines like Allium Cepa , Sabadilla , Arundo Mur, Ambrosia and Aralea are also very effective. It is important to remember that homoeopathy is a system where the treatment is based on the patient’s individual symptoms. Thus, each medicine has its own important place in treating allergic rhinitis. It may take a season or two to completely cure allergic rhinitis.With growing industrialisation, our bodies are changing according to the environment .A BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) report has it that one in six people in the industrialised world suffers from seasonal pollen allergies. Pollution does not cause allergy directly, but is supposed to increase the sensitivity to pollens. In Japan, it was found that the sensitivity to pollens was high in people living in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust particles in the environment. Genetic factors are also supposed to play a role in developing nasal allergy.profile pic

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ALLERGIC RHINITIS & HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT

DO you suffer from bouts of frequent sneezes, itchy and runny nose? Do you often wake up sneezing in the morning? Does sneezing and runny nose occur during a particular weather or when there is change of weather? Or, do you wheeze or do your eyes feel itchy with sneezing and runny nose? If you have some or all of these symptoms then you may be suffering from nasal allergy.Nasal allergy, also called allergic rhinitis or hay fever or pollinosis, is an allergic reaction of the body (mainly the upper respiratory tract and eyes) to certain substances – allergens – that we breathe in. The main allergens are pollens, molds, animal dander and dust.Allergy is nothing but an over-sensitisation of our defence system. This means that our immune system (defence system) starts reacting to a substance which is otherwise harmless to our body. In other words, it is a misdirected immune attack.Pollens are usually the main culprits.Homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of “like cures like”. This means if a substance that in its raw state produces a disease condition also has the ability to treat similar symptoms when given in diluted and activated (potentised) form.Thus, a lot many plants whose pollens are the known culprits for this kind of allergy are being used in homeopathy to treat allergic rhinitis. By giving a substance that has similar manifestations, homeopathy is able to optimise the already over-sensitised immune system.Two medicines which represent new advance in homeopathy are Galphimia Glauca and Histaminum Hydrochlo-ride.A US study found Galphimia Glauca to be highly effective in treating allergic rhinitis. Many other very effective plant-based medicines have also been introduced during the last few years: Cardiospermum Halicacabum and Amni Visnaga, for example. Conventional homeopathic medicines like Allium Cepa , Sabadilla , Arundo Mur, Ambrosia and Aralea are also very effective. It is important to remember that homoeopathy is a system where the treatment is based on the patient’s individual symptoms. Thus, each medicine has its own important place in treating allergic rhinitis. It may take a season or two to completely cure allergic rhinitis.With growing industrialisation, our bodies are changing according to the environment .A BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) report has it that one in six people in the industrialised world suffers from seasonal pollen allergies. Pollution does not cause allergy directly, but is supposed to increase the sensitivity to pollens. In Japan, it was found that the sensitivity to pollens was high in people living in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust particles in the environment. Genetic factors are also supposed to play a role in developing nasal allergy.profile pic

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SNEEZING…IT COULD BE ALLERGY – HOMEOPATHY

Its spring time and the weather is great outside, but for many it is not a very pleasant time of the year. It’s time for their allergies to come up. Nasal and respiratory allergies are very intense in this weather (from March to early May). Sneezing, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes and even breathing problems can be a part of this allergic reaction.

Wheat harvesting in April becomes a major source for triggering this kind of allergy. Wheat harvest allergy not only affects those who stay in villages and near farms but also those who stay in cities, as wheat thrashing dust is carried by wind to nearby cities and towns too. Homeopathy has a wonderful treatment for spring allergy. Not only does it treat the current symptoms but also gradually eradicates the tendency to have such recurrent attacks every year.

Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis, as it is called, is most commonly caused by tree and grass pollens and also wheat thrashing dust. It is characterised by symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and a burning or itchy sensation in the throat or palate. Coughing and sore throat may also be present in some individuals. Some patients develop asthmatic symptoms like breathing difficulties along with other symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

Homeopathy aims at treating the patient by optimising the overactive immune system. It works by giving a similar stimulus to the body like that of the allergen (pollen dust, etc) in very minute but activated form. This process gradually desensitises the overactive immune system against the allergens.

Quite a few of the homeopathic medicines used in treating allergies are made from plants whose pollens are known to cause symptoms of allergy. The most common example is the ragweed, which is also used as an important homeopathic medicine in treating allergy.

The most common homeopathic medicines used in treating hay fever are Sabadilla, Allium Cepa, Natrum Mur, Ambrosia and Arsenic Album. Allium Cepa requires a special mention in treating spring allergic rhinitis. Histaminum, Luffa Operculata and Galphimia Glauca are a few of the medicines that have been lately introduced in homeopathy and have shown very promising results in treating allergy.

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Curing Nasal Allergies with Homeopathy

Allergies with Homeopathy   …. Dr . Vikas Sharma

WITH spring approaching, respiratory allergies are at their peak. hay fever, or allergic rhinitis as it is called, is characterised by bouts of sneezing, watery eyes, excessive thin discharge from the nose and, at times, difficult breathing. Homoeopathic medicines, Allium Cepa, Euphrasia, Sabadilla, and Arsenic Album, are a bunch of the effective ones that are rolled under the sleeves of an expert homeopath.

Symptoms asking for Allium Cepa are characterised by violent sneezing, burning watery discharge from the nose and watery eyes. At times, the problem may start in the left nostril and gradually shift to the right one. The patient feels more comfortable in the open. The symptoms are aggravated in the months of March and April and August.

Euphrasia is asked for when, along with the classical symptoms of hay fever, there is excessive burning and watery discharge from the eyes. The patient finds relief more when he or she is indoors. Many hay-fever patients are oversensitive to strong smell, to the odour of the hay field, to dying vegetable matter; so oversensitive are some patients to the odour of fruit that apples may have to be removed from the house. Such patients require Sabadilla. Another characteristic symptom that indicates its use is its sensitiveness to cold air, a cold room and cold food.

Symptoms indicating the use of Arsenic Album are: profuse watery discharge that burns a red streak over the upper lip and about the wings of the nose, with sneezing. The typical Arsenic patient is anxious, restless and often asthmatic; his worst hour is soon after midnight. If indicated, the 30 c potency of the above-mentioned medicine could be used four times a day during the acute phase. A constitutional treatment aiming at the thorough analyses of the chronicity of the disease is often required to stop the recurrence of attacks. Only a qualified homoeopath should handle such analysis and prescription.