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Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

No: Most shellfish allergies are life-long, and there no currently accepted ways of permanently desensitizing someone, although there is active research on this. If you have a severe shellfish allergy, injectable Epinephrine for reactions is critical, and herbal or natural remedies should not be relied on to rescue you from the reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can you please describe the natural remedies for allergies?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for allergies?

??: There are any number of unproven treatments for allergies out there, such as local honey, "bee pollen", which is something that you can get at whole foods, but all are unproven for a reason. There is no evidence that they work at all. Suggest you see an allergist, instead of wasting money on unproven remedies. ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

Are there natural remedies for peanut allergies?

No: Avoidance remains the only effective treatment. However, research studies are being performed on oral desensitization for peanut allergy, in which the patient is given increasing dosages of peanut in a controlled setting. However, this should not be attempted outside of a research setting. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

Many: Acupuncture, hypnosis and self hypnosis, homeopathy, meditation, certain foods depending on the underlying problem, aromatherapy, exercise, ....In general it is always usually a combination of multiple "modalities" and it depends on the individual patient with the condition ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for dealing with seasonal allergies?

Are there natural remedies for dealing with seasonal allergies?

Few: Allergy "shots" contain increasing amounts of the allergen. Repeated injection of increasing concentration of the allergen can desensitize you and decrease the allergic response. Aside from avoidance, there are few natural means of dealing with allergies. Antihistamines block some of the symptoms but can cuase drowsiness. Mast cell stabilizers can block the allergic response altogether. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to help relieve the symptoms of allergies at night?

What are some natural remedies to help relieve the symptoms of allergies at night?

Agree with Dr Fowler: Would add allergen avoidance. It is helpful to know what you are Allergic to. This is done by analyzing pattern of symptoms and confirmation by allergy testing. If dust mite for example, then adding impermeable covers to mattress/pillow, keeping humidity low and washing linens in hot water. If pollen, then showering and removing clothing after coming indoors (and saline rinse) and shut windows. ...Read more

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How will natural remedies like nasal sprays help my allergies?

Different types: There are many different topical nasal therapies (sprays) for allergies and most are medications that are extremely safe and effective. Most are classified as either topical steroids or antihistamines. The topical nasal application for allergies that everyone would classify as natural is saline or salt water. This can be used in the nose as drops, spray, or most effectively as a rinse or flush. ...Read more

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My 7 year old suffers from severe seasonal allergies and has been prescribed daily doses of antihistamine, can you suggest any natural remedies?

My 7 year old suffers from severe seasonal allergies and has been prescribed daily doses of antihistamine, can you suggest any natural remedies?

Honey: Some natural therapists might recommend regular use of honey made from local bees to gently expose intestinal immune system to these antigens as a type of immunotherapy. Omega oils in fish, flax, & other foods can counteract inflammatory effects potentiated by saturated fats in our foods. Avoid damaged (fried and cooked) fats, which enhance inflammatory processes in the body. No sodas! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more