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How Can Allergies Be Treated With Natural Herbal Remedies Instead Of With Drugs
Be careful: Most mds choose to use pharmaceutical drugs knowing these agents have been tested & their side-effects, interactions and benefits recorded. They also know the source of the drug & can rely on its purity & dosage. This is often less true with herbal remedies; that's why physicians are wary of them. Use the same degree of objective scrutiny with herbs as you do with standard drugs before deciding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more
Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more
None I know: Trouble with herbal remedies is no studies to show if effective or not.Notice how every bottle says "not to be used to treat or diagnose a medical problem" or something to that effect.This scares us;if we endorse this and you don't improve we have basically made you worse! ...Read more
Would like to start taking natural herbal remedies for menopause symptoms. Which ones could you recommend. and what do you know about Macafem?
Black Cohash and eve: Black cohash and evening primrose oil are the most commonly used and are generally quite effective. Each can be taken alone or together depending on the severity of symptoms. For sleep disturbance that can occur at night you can also add melatonin. "Nature's Bounty" makes a formulation that includes AM and PM and is quite effective. Am not familiar with the active ingredients in Macafem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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