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Demystifying the myths of allergies

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  July 7, 2020

Runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes, all indicate the start of the allergy season. From allergies being harmless to outgrowing your reaction to allergens, myths about allergies are very common. Such episodes have been a frequent encounter for me, which has actually made me aware of the difficulties in managing this situation. My allergy test revealed that I am sensitive to dust, grass, moulds and even certain foods. Nonetheless, I have very well comprehended the need to be aware of the facts about this problem in order to tackle it well.

So, here are a few facts that will further help one and all in keeping their allergies under control –

Myth 1: Allergies are harmless.

When left untreated, allergies can pose a significant impact on the quality of life of the individual. In case you have a chronic respiratory disorder such as asthma or a skin disorder such as eczema, an untreated allergy can worsen your condition. Some food allergies can trigger a life-threatening reaction.  

Myth 2: You cannot inherit allergies.

You might be blaming your surroundings for causing your allergies or making you more vulnerable to such situations. But, think again, maybe it is your genes that might be responsible for those allergic reactions.

Myth 3: You can outgrow allergies.

As we age, our immune system weakens, and so does our response to allergens. However, your response to allergies does not go down to zero as you get older. You need to treat your allergies.

Myth 4: Pets cause allergies.

I am sure this is a common misconception. However, the problem is not with the pet but you. If you have an over-sensitive immune system, it can react to harmless proteins found in the pet's urine, saliva or dander (dead skin cells). This results in allergic reaction that need to be treated.

Myth 5: Stress does not affect allergies.

Stress has been an inevitable part of our lives, and avoiding it can be really challenging. But, it is very important to consider that stress can deteriorate your allergy symptoms. I would suggest adopting stress reduction techniques such as sleep, exercise and a healthy diet to avoid your allergy flares.

Lastly, being in control of your condition necessitates being aware of the truth, which will definitely empower you to cope with allergies in the best possible way.

Homeopathy can help you treat allergy with natural & safe medicines. Homeopathic remedies target the body’s immune system, which helps to reduce hypersensitivity to the allergens. In the long run, with homeopathic treatment, patients will experience less aggression to the allergens, which gradually helps to treat hypersensitivity.