Remedy for Allergies?

Discussion in 'Health' started by PNL Travel, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. PNL Travel

    PNL Travel New Member

    Does anyone have a good, safe, home remedy for allergies? My 7 year old is suffering from them and the meds from the Dr. aren't helping much.


  2. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Try to eliminate / avoid the substances that cause the allergy
  3. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Quoting: PNL TravelDoes anyone have a good, safe, home remedy for allergies? My 7 year old is suffering from them and the meds from the Dr. aren't helping much.

    Hi Lora,

    Benadryl works wonderfully. It does cause drowsiness and it can cause high blood pressure. I suggest visiting a certified dietician who specializes in allergies or an allergist. They should be able to determine the source of the allergy.

    You don't want to give your child benadryl for a long period of time. It's best to give one pill every other night. It tends to remain in effect the next day.

    Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and I am not authorized to give medical advice. I am just letting you know what works well for me.


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  4. stacy

    stacy New Member

    My 9 year old son takes Alavert daily, but I try to pull him off of it during not-so-allergy-prone times of the year. I don't want him to become immune to it. His allergies are only his eyes, but in the Spring he wakes up with his eyes crusted together and they are blood red. My son always says he hates the flowers blooming! It breaks my heart that I can't cure it. My doctor wrote me a prescription for a Rainbow vacuum cleaner, so I didn't have to pay sales tax. The vaccum is a lot of work, but I love it and I run it in his room at night as a humidifier. There is a scent that you put in the water that smells like Vicks, which helps him breathe a little better too.

    In all my internet research, I have never found a home remedy for it, only medication to lessen the symptoms. The person who invites a cure for allergies will be a hero!!
  5. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Alternative therapies like Homeopathy or Ayurveda work exceptionally well in some cases. They are free from side-effects and non-habit forming. You however need to consult a qualified professional for faster and permanent results.
  6. PNL Travel

    PNL Travel New Member

    [​IMG] Thanks everyone, we are running out of choices. He's on 3 prescription allergy meds a day. He also has asthma. We are going to the Dr. again this afternoon. They are ready to try allergy shots, but we are trying to avoid that route if possible.

    He can't take benedryl and most over the counter allergy meds because of all the meds he is already on. That's why I was looking for something natural.

    Vishal - what is Ayurveda?


  7. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Lora, one bit of advice is don't go back to the doctor you have been seeing. Spend some good money on a good doctor in a good neighborhood. It will pay off, believe me. I can almost assure you that it will be the solution to your child's allergy problems.

    And do look into the subtle yet effective application of homeopathy (popular in Europe) and the long-standing East Indian Ayurvedic solution.


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  8. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: PNL TravelVishal - what is Ayurveda?

    Lora, it's an age old Indian system of medicine based on herbs.
  9. yesucan

    yesucan New Member


    Yes remove all milk products this will help allot.
  10. bridgette35

    bridgette35 New Member

    Lora, there is a special hair folicle test that can be done. It can tell a lot about a person's allergies. Also, I hear that what we crave may be a key to what we should avoid with regards to allergies or sensitivities. I have craved all kinds of breads/pastries, etc. my whole life. Then about four years ago, I found out I was wheat sensitive. My joints ached so bad, I would cry when I would pivot on my feet to turn a different direction. When it got that bad, I started researching wheat/inflamation online. Wow, I got an eye full. So I went off wheat and within three days, I was 85% better and no horrible pain! I also love orange juice and would drink glasses of it a day if I could. But if I drink orange juice too much I get a cold sore on my lip. Something to think about with your child. Take away what she craves and maybe it might help her allergy.
  11. PNL Travel

    PNL Travel New Member

    Hi Bridgette,

    Thanks for the tips. I will have to pay more attention to what he craves!

    TJ's allergies are more seasonal than anything. Right now he is doing great - thank goodness! We have been to several doctors and one of the best specialists in the state. It looks like, if the allergies come back like they did last year, they will do the skin test on him. He has had blood allergy tests, but never the hair test. I will also have to check into that.

    Have a great evening! [​IMG]

  12. Couchie

    Couchie New Member

    Hi Lora,

    My son suffers from Allergies, his face used to swell up like
    elephant man and get like big hives all over his body.
    I found out it was from food's, wheat, diary just to name a couple.
    I also suffered from migraine's all my life, and aching joints and found out it was from food.
    I came across the Blood Group Diet, I brought the books and sat down and read them, and boy did they make sence, after following the diet no more allergies and suffering unless of course
    we eat something we are not supposed to.
    It might just be worth looking into.
    Also I'm a great beliver in Homepathy, Naturopathe's and Ayurveda, you cant beat the Natural way , it just makes more sence to me, the way nature intended it to be.
  13. alexa

    alexa New Member

    I think there's never been any real scientific evidence at all that blood groups have anything to do with suitable diets for people? Certainly anyone with any scientific training seems very reliably to laugh a lot at the idea that there might be.

    My impression and belief are that homeopathic doctors are very much better than other doctors at treating all kinds of allergies, and what they prescribe is a lot safer to take long term, too, and free from side-effects and interactions and other problems.
  14. mediafreak

    mediafreak New Member

    If all means of treating allergies are not working, the things or foods that cause the allergy may not be totally eliminated or avoided. Be sure to identify the causes and act on avoiding those causes so that the treatment regimen (the use of medications) will be effective.

    Such examples of home remedies can be the use of honey, ginger, garlic and fruit juice such as the famous lime juice can help. Those mentioned give immunity from the allergens that cause the allergy and also helps in becoming resistant to certain pollens.

    With the use of honey, keep in mind that all the therapeutic and beneficial properties are lost once the honey is cooked. So give the honey as it is. Limejuice, on the other hand, can be prepared by mixing with one teaspoon of honey and ?? tsp of limejuice is taken on regular basis early in the morning.

    Another remedy could be the Vitamin E. But of course, it should be given with a recommended amount as prescribed by your doctor.
  15. Ann Williams

    Ann Williams New Member

    You might take a look at the type of food that he is eating. Sometimes a bad combination of foods, or not enough of something can cause delayed reactions.

    First I'd suggest a good allergist doctor, then a nutritionist if possible.
    Just a thought. Hope this helps.

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