Treat your allergies fast and effectively with Homoeopathy
Your risk of developing an allergy starts in your genes. Children with one allergic parent have a 33% chance of developing allergies; with two allergic parents, it’s a 70% chance. The most likely causes of food allergies are wheat and dairy products and House Dust Mites, pollens and Grass contribute to allergic rhinitis (Hayfever), which is miserable for many people particularly during the spring and summer months.
A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives, or who gets a stomach ache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions.
Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child.
Allergy Symptoms in Children
- Skin rashes or hives (atopic dermatitis or eczema)
- Difficulty breathing (asthma)
- Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
- Stomach upset
Common Allergy triggers in Children
- Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings
- Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mould
- Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust fumes
- Foods: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk products
Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Allergic rhinitis is the most common childhood ailment caused by allergies. Symptoms include a runny and itchy nose, sneezing, postnasal drip and nasal congestion (blockage). A child with allergies may also have itchy, watery, red eyes and chronic ear problems. Even though it’s commonly known as “hay fever,” allergic rhinitis isn’t triggered by hay and doesn’t cause fever.
Allergies are the most common cause of chronic nasal congestion (a stuffy nose) in children. Sometimes a child’s nose is congested to the point that he or she breathes through the mouth, especially while sleeping. This may also cause the child not to get a restful night’s sleep and then be tired the next day. If the congestion and mouth-breathing are left untreated, they can affect the growth of teeth and the bones of the face. Early treatment of the allergies causing the nasal congestion may prevent these problems.
Allergies lead to inflammation in the ear and may cause fluid accumulation that can promote ear infections and decreased hearing. A baby whose hearing is impaired for any reason while learning to talk may develop poor speech. Allergies can cause earaches as well as ear itching, popping and fullness (“stopped-up ears”).
If a new mother is breast-feeding, some especially sensitive babies can have allergic reactions to foods their mothers eat. Babies can be tested for allergies. Eliminating these foods from the mother’s diet may provide relief for the child.
The most common allergies in children are to peanuts and milk; other frequently seen triggers include eggs, fish, shellfish (crab, lobster, crayfish and shrimp), soy, tree nuts (for example, pecans, cashews and walnuts) and wheat. The most severe reactions are typically to peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish – all allergies that can last a lifetime. Children often outgrow allergies to milk, eggs, soy and wheat.
All parents of a child with a food allergy should be aware of the possibility of anaphylaxis – a potentially life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing causes a sudden drop in blood pressure and can send a body into shock. For that reason, most children with food allergies are prescribed adrenaline, administered with an auto-injector as soon as symptoms develop.
Allergies and school
School pets: Furry animals in school may cause problems for allergic children. If your child has allergy or asthma symptoms while at school including coughing, difficulty breathing, a rash, runny nose or sneezing, it could be the class pet.
Dust irritation: At school, children with allergic problems may need to sit away from the blackboard to avoid irritation from chalk dust.
Dr Dean Naidoo Uses a simple non-invasive method called Applied Kinesiology and muscle testing to identify the allergens that are causing you problems. Once the allergen is identified, Dr Naidoo will administer Homeopathic remedies (isopathy) that will desensitize the patient to the allergy,e.g. if the patient is allergic to common House dust mite he will give you a homeopathic dilution of this to prevent your immune system from over reacting to house dust mite when you come in contact with it the next time.
This in essence is treating the source of the allergy and not treating only the symptoms, as is done with nasal Steroid sprays for allergic Rhinitis and topical steroids for eczema.