Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Can Allergies Be Treated With Natural Herbal Remedies Instead Of With Drugs

Share
1

1
How can allergies be treated with natural herbal remedies instead of with drugs?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. John Chiu
2,479 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

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

3

3
Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

4

4
What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more

5

5
Allergic reaction all over the face and body. What can we do and is there any herbal treatment for allergies?

Hives??: Might be hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy mosquito-like bumps. Using topical anti-itch creams and an oral non-sedating antihistamine might help. ...Read more

6

6
What natural herbal remedies are the best for a uti?

Antibiotics : No scientific evidence that any herbal remedies can kill &/or eliminate bacteria causing utis. ...Read more

7

7
Are there any natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

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

8

8
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
195 doctors shared insights

Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more