Allergies occur when our immune system overreacts to a harmless substance like pet dander or pollen by producing antibodies to protect itself.1 While there are a multitude of allergy medications on the market today, many of them have been tied to adverse reactions like drowsiness or headache, making homeopathic medicine for allergies an appealing alternative. Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or you’re allergic to specific substances at home, find out how homeopathic medication can help alleviate your symptoms and also stimulate your immune system, which takes a hit when battling allergy symptoms, so you feel better faster.Take Brillia Cold & Flu Recovery if you’re battling multiple symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing or runny nose. Or take Cough Control if you’re experiencing a persistent wet or dry cough or chest tightness. Both products can also be safely taken together. In fact, Brillia Health products are so gentle and safe that children can also take them to cope with allergy symptoms as most allergy meds are not safe for kids. Find out more about how Brillia Health products work. Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a certificate in Narrative Therapy. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, and VICE.
Common Allergy SymptomsUnlike serious allergic reactions to medications and certain foods, common allergy symptoms are not as severe as they are bothersome. Often referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, these allergy symptoms include:2
- Runny nose and nasal congestion
- Itchy, watery, bloodshot eyes
- Itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat
- Dark circles under eyes
- Postnasal drip
- Seasonal changes, which put different types of pollen into the air
- Dust and pet dander
- Spores from indoor and outdoor fungi and mold
Selecting a Homeopathic OptionAccording to the Cleveland Clinic, there are a number of undesirable side effects linked to popular antihistamine medication used to treat allergies.3 Many of these medications were first approved by the FDA in the 1930’s and worked on histamine receptors in the brain and spinal cord by crossing the blood-brain barrier. The side effects associated with these early generation medications, which are still used today, include:
- Dry mouth
- Rapid heart rate
Treating Seasonal AllergiesSeasonal allergies occur throughout the year, with each season bringing its own set of specific allergens.5 Spring allergies begin around February and last until summer when there is a lot of tree and grass pollen in the air. Fall allergies are typically due to ragweed, though it is most common in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Learn how to treat seasonal allergies without harmful side effects by trying the following:
- Keep track of pollen and mold counts so you can minimize allergy triggers
- Try to stay indoors on dry and windy days and keep windows closed when pollen counts are high
- Keep indoor air clean with a HEPA filter
- Rinse your sinuses with a neti pot
- Use a homeopathic antihistamine
Dust and Animal AllergiesFrom that telltale sneeze to itchy, watery eyes, allergic reactions that occur indoors are usually due to dust and pet dander. And while you may be tempted to break out the broom or vacuum cleaner, experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology say this can actually make symptoms temporarily worse; the process of cleaning stirs up dust particles, making them easier to inhale.6 Instead of moving every time your home gets dusty, try these following tips:
- Minimize the use of carpets and drapes, especially in the bedroom
- Keep pets out of your home or consider a low-allergen pet7
- Reduce household humidity
- Wear a mask when cleaning
- Try homeopathic medicine for allergy to dust
Brillia Health for Allergy ReliefBrillia Health is a homeopathic medication that takes a gentler approach in reducing inflammation in the body. One of Brillia Health’s active ingredients is an antibody targeting histamines, registered with the FDA as Lapine Histamine Immune Globulin. In short, Brillia Health’s active ingredient targets histamines in the body, and once bound, reduces their ability to cause inflammation, thereby relieving symptoms of nasal congestion. Because Brillia Health is composed of antibodies, and not chemicals, Brillia Health does not interact with any other aspect of or molecule in the body, rendering it free of any harmful side effects or contraindications. Not only does Brillia Health target histamines and reduce inflammation, the other active ingredients (also antibodies) help to support the immune system, strengthening the body’s immune response to avoid catching an illness while the body is under the stress of coping with the allergy symptoms.
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