Allergic Rhinitis is seasonal or perennial itching, sneezing, running nose, nasal congestion and sometimes conjunctivitis, caused by exposure to pollen or other allergens.
Seasonal Rhinitis is caused by tree pollens, grass pollens, weed pollens and air borne fungal spores in different seasons. Perennial Rhinitis is caused by year-round exposure to indoor inhaled allergens such as dust mite, cockroach, animal dander, mold etc
Patients with Allergic rhinitis present with blocked or running nose, sneezing, itching and watering eyes. Allergic rhinitis can progress to asthma if not well treated.
Allergic asthma is a commonly occurring and potentially life-threatening illness where the respiratory airways become inflamed and swollen. The patient presents with shortness of breath, tight chest, cough or wheezing which is a whistling noise while breathing.
The diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis is based on clinical history, physical examination and specific allergic tests. Allergy tests which include skin prick tests and blood tests are useful to confirm allergic sensitization of the patient, but not routinely indicated as most of these allergens may not be avoidable like pollens in the environment.
A qualified and trained homeopath prescribe a “constitutional medicine,” a homeopathic remedy individually chosen based on the constellation of physical and psychological symptoms the person is experiencing, not just the allergy symptoms. Finding a person’s constitutional medicine requires the individualized care of a professional homeopath.
From a homeopathic perspective, one of the great misunderstandings about allergies is the assumption that the allergen (e.g., the animal dander, pollen, or house dust mite) is “the problem.” Instead, the allergen is the trigger and the allergic person’s body is the loaded gun. Rather than treating and suppressing the person’s symptoms or avoiding the allergen as a means of staying healthy, homeopaths seek to find the homeopathic medicine that will strengthen the individual’s immune defense system. With a correct chosen Homoeopathic medicine, Allergic Rhinitis can be permanently cured.