The allergy is the reaction of the immune system to certain substances considered hazardous. Some of the substances that usually cause reactions of this type are: pollen, animal dander, food and insect bites.
Generally, the immune system copes with these substances. However, allergic reactions respond to a false alarm.
In spring and summer, allergies are very common. Although there is no cure for them, you can alleviate their symptoms and make the allergy much more bearable for you; in short, improve your quality of life during this season. Here are some of the best home remedies for allergy symptoms relief, with 100% natural ingredients.
Causes of allergy
The direct cause of allergy is that the immune system mistakes a generally harmless substance for a potentially dangerous invader. In this way, the immune system produces a series of antibodies that are in a constant state of alert in relation to this specific allergen. Thus, when the person is exposed to the allergen again, they release a set of chemicals, which give rise to the symptoms of allergy.
One of the most common causes of allergies are the so-called aerial allergens , such as pollen, dander or dust mites. Also certain foods such as nuts, wheat or soy, among others.
Insect bites such as bees or wasps are another cause of allergies.
The symptoms of allergy vary significantly depending on the cause of the allergy and the substance involved in it. In general, the signs affect the airways as well as the nostrils; in some cases also to the skin and the digestive system .
In the most severe cases, the allergy can lead to a reaction known as ‘anaphylaxis’ , which is seriously life-threatening.
Some of the most common allergy symptoms are: sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, and watery, irritated eyes.
In the case of a food allergy, one of the most common symptoms is tingling in the mouth , as well as swelling of the lips and tongue. The rash is another common sign.
If the allergy is due to an insect bite, an edema appears in the place where it has occurred. Great itching or hives are also felt throughout the body.
Certain types of allergies, such as to certain foods or to the bite of certain insects, can lead to what is known as anaphylaxis, a serious reaction. It is a condition that requires urgent medical attention since it puts human life at serious risk.
The symptoms of anaphylaxis are as follows: loss of consciousness, drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, skin rash, fast and weak pulse, and nausea and vomiting.
At the slightest suspicion that you have an allergy, it is important to see a doctor to make the diagnosis and establish the most appropriate treatment.
The doctor asks a series of questions about the symptoms to take the patient’s medical history. In addition, he requests a series of tests to detect whether or not there is an allergy.
One of the most frequent is the skin test. The doctor performs a series of punctures on the skin and exposes the patient to small amounts of the proteins found in potential allergens . If there is a certain allergy, hives develop in the area of the skin where the test has been performed.
In addition, he performs a specific immunoglobulin E blood test. Its main objective is to measure the amount of antibodies that cause allergy in the blood, called immunoglobulin E antibodies.
The best natural remedies for allergy relief
Here are some of the best natural remedies for dealing with allergy symptoms.
Relieve Eye Puffiness From Allergy With Cucumber
One of the most common symptoms of allergies is swelling of the eyes. To alleviate it, this is one of the best home remedies, with 100% natural ingredients and very simple and fast to prepare. As an ingredient you simply need a cucumber.
If the cucumber you have bought for this remedy is organic, you don’t need to peel it; if not, better yes. When you have it ready, cut two slices that are the same size and place them directly over the eyes, keeping them closed. You can take advantage of this moment to lie relaxed on the sofa while listening to music. Let the cucumber slices act for half an hour in the eye area and remove; You will notice that the swelling has practically disappeared.
This is a remedy that you can use as many times as you need.
Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Pineapple
Pineapple is a fruit with a natural anti-inflammatory power and, in addition, it contains a lot of vitamin E and bromelain ; an enzyme that relieves irritation and nasal congestion from allergies. This is a 100% recommended remedy for both adults and children since allergy symptoms are significantly minimized.
As an ingredient you simply need a pineapple. During spring and summer it is advisable that you take pineapple daily to alleviate the symptoms caused by allergies; You can have it for breakfast in juice or for lunch or for dinner as a dessert or even with a salad.
It is recommended that you avoid foods that can produce mucus such as dairy, eggs, fried foods or refined flours; chocolate is not advisable either.
Decongest the nose with garlicAlmost 100% of people with allergies report that one of the main symptoms is that they cannot breathe well. If this is also your case, this is a home remedy that works wonders to decongest the nose. One of its great advantages is that the effects are immediate.
As an ingredient you only need a clove of garlic. Although the taste may be somewhat unpleasant, it is advisable that you take a clove of garlic daily. To disguise its flavor a bit, you can accompany it with salads or any other green leafy vegetable. You will see how it helps you cope much better with your allergy this spring.
Home remedy for allergy with sage, rosemary and nettle
An infusion made with 100% natural ingredients and that has very good effects when it comes to alleviating the symptoms caused by seasonal allergies. This particular infusion helps to decongest the nose and, in addition, to deflate the eye area.
As ingredients you need sage, rosemary and nettle. Preparing the infusion is very simple. The first thing is to boil half a liter of water in a saucepan. When it reaches boiling point, add 1 tablespoon of sage, 1 tablespoon of rosemary and 1 tablespoon of nettle. Remove from heat and cover for 15 minutes. Strain and let cool. You should take the infusion throughout the day little by little.
Carrot and celery juice to alleviate allergy symptoms
One of the best home remedies if you suffer from any type of allergy. Celery contains many minerals and carrot is rich in vitamin E .
To prepare the remedy you need 3 branches of celery, 2 carrots and 1 glass of water. The first thing is to wash both the celery and the carrot very well and then chop them very well. You place them in the blender glass along with the glass of water and beat until you get a juice. Remove and strain to remove any possible remains that may have been left and take it little by little.
Allergy is a very common condition among both adults and children. Home remedies can be of great help in alleviating allergy symptoms . Even so, it is advisable to go to the doctor to carry out the tests he considers appropriate and establish the most appropriate treatment.
Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.