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Do you have allergies? How old were you when you first got them? What do you do for them?
I was a very young child when I first found out I had allergies. I have one severe, as in emergency room severe and I simply avoid that one. It is a medication so it is easy enough. The rest of my allergies are animals, plants and dust type allergies. (With a dose of asthma and eczema just to make them more fun). I have taken allergy meds before but they make me really drowsy. By the time I was a teenager I gave up on avoiding my allergies. I did the exact opposite, I got a job at a pet store and felt like crap for months. Now some of my worst allergens, cats and rats do not affect me at all. I have two cats at home now, and I never even sneeze. I don't know if I outgrew the allergy, or just got used to it. I don't think surrounding yourself with allergens is recommended though.
I suffered with severe allergies from early childhood through my 20's. Then i read an article on how to rid yourself of allergies. It was simple. Incorporate a wide variety of herbs/spices into your routine cooking of meals. And those regular spices we use should include cayenne pepper, fresh garlic, onions, regular and white pepper etc.
Generously intermix them with vegetables, experiment with meats, (stop eating beef as that can cause allergies in some people), add them to casseroles, sauces, and desserts (cardamon, lilac, lavender, nutmeg, cloves, ginger et al). Use pure unadulterated olive oil only, and perk up your baked fish with olive oil and your favorite spices.
The article said it would take about 6 months of use of the herbs/spices before a noticeable change happens, so do not get discouraged.
In exactly 6 months, my allergy symptoms were gone, and they stayed gone until i retired 5 years ago, and no longer cook like i used to and my use of herbs/spices are no longer part of my main dieting, since my family has gone, and i only have to cook for myself. Now the allergies have returned, so when i do cook now i add a variety of them, but mainly put them in the vegetables i cook, and generously add them to salads.
I've had allergies as far back as I can remember. Asthma as a child, chronic strep throat, and ear infections. Immunology injections for known allergies. Constantly on some kind of medicine, from steroids, antihistamines, and so forth. Scratch tests when I was five. I finally out grew the asthma around sixteen. Very disheartening to a kindergartner that just wants to be like every one else.
As far as what to do, I've done many things, as my asthma came back, when I got older, ten fold. I am verrrry allergic to mold, and dust. Chronic bronchitis,chronic hives, ear infections, sinus infections, and so forth from the excess mucus. A circle of sickness you might say. Until i got fed up!! Fed up with inhalers, and steriods, and the whole mess of it.
Natural holistic medicine was my turning point. It takes time, and determination.
Among the most helpful steps where:
Avoid what you are allergic to, get the immune system to calm down, treat any underlying infection, as well as any nutrient deficiency.
Immunology is probably the most effective treatment out there. Most insurance companies cover the shots. I found a line of homeopathic immunolgist products that treat the allergy. 15 drops under the tongue, until you no longer are allergic. I used the mold yeast and dust one, simply because that was what i was allergic to. They have an entire line of products, for just about any allergy you could have.
Bioallers Mold, Yeast and Dust, 1-Ounce
Qbc, is a natural decongestant, and anti histamine, no side effects.
To get the immune system to calm down, beta gucan.
For other recommendations, read my article
http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Is-it … or-allergy it covers everything pertaining to allergies, in cluding earaches, and sinus infection. The sinus cleanser was very effective at finally clearing up sinus infections that plagued me.
Oh I have quite a few, lol. The worst is my hayfever, but I have it all year round as it is to pollun, dust and mould spores - oh the joys! I take prescription antihistamines most of the year. I also have a bad reaction to small insect bites like gnats, they swell up to what looks like a water blister you might get on your foot, except thye itch like hell, sadly not a lot I can do about them, more anti histamines, but if they dont go after a week or 2 I have to take anti biotics to stop the poison getting in my blood stream. I am also allergic to apricots and gooseberries - they give me a bad stomach and make me sick, so I just dont eat them.
Hair spray and certain deodrants set off my asthma.
My most recent is black pepper, didn't realise I was allergic till I was filling pepper shakers at work and my nose and throat started to burn and didnt stop for 6 hours, turned out I am allergic. I can take a small bit in food but i have always really hated it so dont ever have it in my home on on my food if I can help it
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