Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment in Homeopathy

We all would have suffered some time or other a bout of sneezing but in few cases, it may cause discomfort and affect the quality of life. In fact as per WHO affects about 20% of the world’s population.

Allergic Rhinitis, as the name suggests is a sensitive reaction of the immune system to the general allergens present in the surroundings. It is characterized by sneezing with or without discharge and itching inside the nose on exposure to allergen. In some it may even lead to asthmatic attack or allergic dermatitis.

How do You Get Rid of Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)?

It is an immune mediated allergic reaction with the prime culprit being IgE antibodies which is associated with release of histamine, the chemical associated with inflammation. The allergens are usually found commonly in atmosphere like pollen, animal dander, dust mite, mold, aerosols, smoke and pollution from industries and automobiles, etc. In some mild change in temperature, or sudden exposure to bright light/intense sun light may trigger the reaction.  It may be seasonal – limited to one season mostly when pollen are released and also known as hay fever or may be perennial in which the symptoms persist throughout the year.

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis are:

  • Sneezing which is spasmodic
  • Clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Nasal irritation
  • Sensation of obstruction of nose or stuffy nose
  • Nasal congestion

Besides these common symptoms some may also have itching, swelling and watering of eyes (allergic conjunctivitis). As stated earlier in some it may also lead to allergic dermatitis of skin or may trigger asthmatic attack.

Homeopathy Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis:

Homeopathy gives a good solution to allergic rhinitis. It’s medications are selected based on the constitution of the person i.e. by assessing the person’s mental, physical, emotional, social symptoms. The medicines not only help in alleviating  the symptoms at the time of episode but also helps to reduce the hypersensitive reaction of the immune system thereby improving the quality of life and reducing allergic rhinitis. Some of the important medications which can help in allergic rhinitis are:

  • ArsenicumAlbum : It is one of an important remedy for Allergic rhinitis. There are usually lean, thin people who are mentally and physically anxious and restless. The eyes burn and water, similarly the nose has a clear, watery discharge yet has a sensation of stoppage. Spasmodic sneezing without relief. All discharges are acrid in nature. They have a great thirst but drink little sips of water. Symptoms aggravate in wet weather, after mid night and from intake of cold food or drinks.
  • ArsenicumIodum: The discharges are all acrid, fetid and watery. The mucus membranes are red and angry looking and sore. There is a constant desire to sneeze.
  • Allium Cepa: One of the specific remedies for hay fever. The symptoms are aggravated by warmth, are worse in warm room and in evening. Cold, damp weather cause “cold” type symptoms. The eyes burn, and smart, the discharge is bland. The discharge from nose is acrid and excoriating. Sneezing when enter in warm room.
  • Psorinum: A good remedy for perennial rhinitis. Takes cold easily, must blow his nose all the time. The discharge from nose is thick, crusty and yellow. There are extremely sensitive to cold.
  • Sabadilla: A another remedy which is of great use in allergic rhinitis. There is continuous, deep, spasmodic sneezing with profuse watery discharge and headache especially in frontal region. Very sensitive to cold air, least exposure cause coryza type symptoms.
  • Silicea: Chilly patients, cannot tolerate cold. Itching of the nose with sneezing early morning. Stuffy nose with lose of smell. Perspiration of palms and soles.

Is Gallstones Cured By Homeopathy? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Case Study

Is it possible to remove gallbladder stone without surgery? Yes !

Cholelithiasis or Gall bladder Stones is one of the common condition and number of people affected is on an increase attributed to sedentary life style and increased intake of processed food. Earlier it was thought to be predominantly found in western countries with more than 7% Male and 15% female population between age group if 18-25 years affected by it in North America, Europe and Australia and the incidence of gall stones is increasing in India over the past few years. The tendency to form gall stones is more biased towards females especially below forty years at a ratio of 3:1.

While majority of population suffering from Gall stone may remain asymptomatic but in few it can lead to inflammation of gall bladder (Cholecystitis), Obstructive Jaundice and rarely Carcinoma.

Get rid of gallstones with Homeopathy Treatment:

Anatomy of Gall Bladder: Gall bladder is a small pear shaped organ lying in a fossa on the inferior surface of the right lobe of liver and acts as a reservoir for bile juice (secreted by liver to help digest fats). It’s dimensions are 7to10cm in length, 3 cm width and about 30 to 50 ml in capacity and is made of 3 parts viz.., fundus, body and neck.

Functions of Gall bladder:

  • Storage of bile
  • Absorption of water and concentration of bile
  • The normal gall bladder also absorbs a small quantity of loose bile salt which is a cholesterol compound
  • It also helps to regulate pressure in biliary system by appropriate contraction or dilatation so that the normal Cholecoduodenal mechanism is maintained

Gall stones:

Gall stone formation is the most common disorder of biliary tract and it is unusual for gall bladder to be diseased in the absence of gall stones.

Pathology of gall stones: Gall stones are formed when functioning of the gall bladder is altered. It results in impairment of water absorption and increased concentration of bile juice. When the concentration increases the salts like Calcium and Cholesterol bilirubinate, carbonates and phosphates precipitate in the bile leading to stone formation.

These stones can be classified into three categories:

  • Cholesterol stones– As the name suggest Cholesterol is the main component of these stones. They are also known as lithogenic stones. Cholesterol is held in bile solution by it’s association with bile acids and phospholipids in the form of micelles and vesicles but if there is too much cholesterol or bile is stand still for long time then it may sediment down and form stones.

Risk factors for this type of stones include Old Age, Female gender, Pregnancy, Obesity, Rapid weight loss, fasting, total parenteral nutrition, spinal cord injury.

  • Pigment stones: Occurs when there is increased amount of bile pigments. There may be of two types Black pigmented stones due to polymerized Calcium bilirubinate, Calcium phosphates and Calcium Carbonates and Brown pigmented stones due to Calcium bilirubinate crystals. The risk factors include age, haemolysis, liver cirrhosis, ileal resection, infections and stasis of bile.
  • Mixed stones

What happens if you leave gallstones untreated?

Signs and Symptoms:

Gall stones are asymptomatic in majority and discovered accidently during routine ultrasound scanning but few may be symptomatic. The symptoms are usually due to inflammation of gall bladder (Cholecystitis) or the gall stone obstructing the bile tract. The common symptoms are:

  • Pain in the epigastric region or right upper quadrant abdomen which radiates to the interscapular region or tip of the right scapula (the shoulder bone). The pain may mimic oesophagitis, myocardial infarction or dissecting aneurysm.
  • Dyspepsia or indigestion with nausea accompanied by vomiting
  • Flatulence (gas) or bloating of stomach
  • Intolerance to fatty food
  • In case of obstruction of bile duct due to stone(Mirizzi syndrome) it may lead to Obstructive jaundice
  • Presence of stone may lead to Chronic inflammation of Gall bladder (Chronic Cholecystitis)

Homeopathic approach to Cholelithiasis:

Cholecystectomy  i.e. removal of gall bladder is recommended by conventional treatment for gall stones but removal of gall bladder weakens the digestion resulting in discomfort after eating fatty and fried foods and increase the cholesterol levels. Homeopathy can treat gallstones without surgery and complications by giving Constitutional homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy believes in treating the Man and not the disease. Medications are selected on careful individualization based on person’s mental, physical, social and emotional symptoms. It’s potentised dynamic medications helps in resolving most of the gall stones naturally without surgery.

Homeopathy Treatment For Gall bladder Stones & Successful Case Study:

A middle aged woman came to our clinic about seven months back. She was suffering from severe abdominal pain mainly below the right breast with nausea and vomiting. She was suffering from this type of pain on and off from few months and after palliative treatment she was suggested surgery by her family physician. As she was scared of surgery so on searching for alternative treatment she approached our clinic. A detailed case taking was taken during which we came to know that her son expired due to heart problem and now she has more anger against god for snatching her son away. As per her husband she used to be religious but this turn of events made her bitter and she keeps weeping thinking about her son. She had a serious look, no smile at all on face. On repertorization a dose of Lycopodium 200 was prescribed. Her flatulence was relieved and pain came down. She was on a regular follow up and a repeat scan was done after six months where the result showed absence of any stone in gall bladder. Her digestion improved and she was feeling much better.

Lab reports of the patient (Gallbladder Stone):

Lab reports of the patient Gallbladder Stone

Can PCOD/PCOS be Cured Permanently Dr. Positive Homeopathy?

Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is the one of the major female health related problem seen now a days. As thename itself indicates one or both the ovaries have multiple fluid filled sacs called cysts.It may lead to menstrual irregularity causing infertility in females due to increased level of androgen (male hormone) levels and imbalance between progesterone and oestrogen (female hormones). The imbalance in hormonal levels and increased androgen affect the ovulation affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility of the woman.

Homeopathy Treatment For PCOS With 100% Successful Cure

Causes: Like many other conditions the exact cause for PCOD is unknown but there are several risk factors with the primary factor being Stress. Many studies have associated stress with PCOD. Any time we face stress it stimulates the Adrenal gland present in our body to release corticotrophins including Androgens.  Besides stress the other important risk factors are:

  • SEDENTARY LIFE STYLE: lack of physical exercise, working on close place for long time, prolonged sitting in front of systems or mobiles.

What are the sign and symptoms of PCOD?

The common symptoms of PCOD are:

  • Weight gaining or Obesity is one of the common symptoms of PCOD.
  • Disturbance in menstrual cycles like prolonged period of amenorrhoea (absence of menses), irregular periods or heavy bleeding due to thick endometrial lining.
  • Infertility or inability to conceive.
  • Hirsutism or growth of unwanted hair on body like hair on upper lips
  • Acne or pimples
  • Darkening of skin on neck, groins, breast or arm pits a condition known as Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Psychological effects like anxiety, depression and mood swings are also common symptoms
  • PCOD also increases the risk of diabetes due to insulin resistance
  • It may also increase the risk for Ovarian or uterine cancer

Homeopathy Treatment for PCOD:

Homeopathy helps in treating PCOD effectively. The detailed case taking helps in understanding the cause for hormonal imbalance and to assess the manifestation of PCOD symptoms. It’s dynamic medications help to rectify the hormonal imbalance, regulate menstrual cycles and stop the undesired effects of PCOD like depression, anxiety. Just like no two individuals are alike similarly homeopathic medication is selected by careful individualization. Given below are few important homeopathic medicines:

  • Calcarea Carb: Suitable to women having menstrual problems from puberty. Girls who are stout and prone to easy sweating especially on head. Menses prolonged and profuse.
  • Senecio Aureus: Suitable to nervous, irritable women. Menses retarded or suppressed. Functional amenorrhoea of young girls with back ache. Before menses inflammatory condition of throat, chest and bladder. Premature and too profuse menses
  • Sepia: Menses usually delayed and scanty. Bearing down in pelvis as if the uterus would come out forcing the person to cross their legs. The bearing down sensation is worst standing or walking. Pain felt in abdomen and lower back. There are generally depressed leading to irritability and indifference to loved ones
  • Pulsatilla:Predominantly a women’s remedy. Suitable to fair, obese and affectionate women. Menses too late, scanty and too dark. It is especially suitable for prolonged periods of amenorrhoea in young girls.
  • Natrum Mur: Suitable to sensitive and introverted women. Neck appears thin and elongated. Hair grows on upper lips. Menses irregular and profuse. Head aches especially when going out in sun.
  • Kali Carb:Menses suppressed for long periods. Constant back ache as if the back would give out. Menses irregular, there can be early and profuse or late and scanty.