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Allergy Treatment: Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

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How is the treatment done?

Allergies are basically a form of reaction to any foreign antibodies that might be present in your body. You might develop allergies even in the simplest of ways such as coming in contact of an affected person and your immune system fails to fight against these foreign antibodies. An allergic reaction is a result of an allergen that causes various symptoms of diseases. The common symptoms of allergies are rashes, itchiness, running nose etc. Many allergic reactions can occur through many foods as well. Some people might face difficulties in adjusting to the metabolism of that food which might also cause them allergic reactions. You may face allergic reactions from prawns, eggs etc. Some people are also allergic to domestic animals such as cats and dogs. Chronic allergic reactions might lead you to go into a shock and if not treated with anti allergic shots then you might even face death. Most allergies are inherited, a genetic impact is one of the main causes of allergic reactions that you might face. There are many forms of allergies such as skin allergy, nasal allergy (caused by dust mites), animal dander and many others. One of the most common forms of allergy is skin allergy which are caused due to various factors.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Irritated skin are caused mainly due to immune disorders and some adverse reactions to various medications and infections as well. In this condition, an allergen triggers an immune system response which leads to an allergic reaction of the skin. Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) is one of the most common forms of skin allergies, this causes skin irritation, redness and are associated with asthma, hay fever etc. Sometimes coming in contact with the allergens can also cause you to develop skin allergies. If you come in contact with certain plants that have an oily coating, then it might cause you to develop an allergic reaction. Hives are also a form of skin allergy where parts of your skin get swollen, it can last for a long time if left untreated for a long time but they are not contagious. In order to pursue with the treatment first the medical expert goes through a range of tests such as skin prick tests, patch tests, blood tests etc. Through this test the allergens that are causing trouble are identified and the diagnosis procedure is then looked into. Common forms of treatment include anti allergy medications that help you to eliminate the symptoms that you face for allergic reactions. If you have an allergic reaction via food or animals then you might have a seizure which are prevented by injecting anti allergen shots that improve the immune system in your body and fights the allergens.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you face redness, itchiness and irritation on your skin and also have the feeling of scratching all over the affected areas then you are eligible for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Certain allergies can be developed as a side effect for some medications. For this scenario you might not be eligible for this course of treatment. However, there are no specific condition that an individual is not eligible for this course of treatment and you should consult with your medical expert before obtaining treatment to be on the safe side.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The side effects for treating allergies are very rare. Some people who are prone to immune disorders then they might face certain side effects from the medications that they take. The doctor conducts tests to ensure that you also do not face any reactions via the course of the treatment. There is a fifty fifty chance whether you will face allergic reactions to the medications itself or not. If you face problems even after obtaining medication, then you should consult your medical expert now.

How long does it take to recover?

The allergic reactions last for a short period of time and the post treatment guidelines suggests that you should stay away from the things that cause you to have allergic reactions. It may be objects, foods, animals etc. You can be prone to many form of allergies by certain exposure such as dust allergies. In this case you should stay away from areas that cause you to have allergic reactions.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The allergic reactions are very short in nature and can be cured within a short period of time with various ointments, anti allergic medications and anti allergic injections. You will be fit within a week if the allergic reactions that you face are taken into medical attention immediately.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The medications for the allergic reactions range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1,500 depending upon the severity of your condition. The medical anti allergic shots or injections range from Rs. 400 to Rs. 1,000.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of the treatment are subjective as for the time being the symptoms of the allergic reactions may have been eliminated but you might face problems if you are in contact with the object, animal, food that causes you the allergy.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: High Timeliness: High Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Low Price Range:

Rs. 300 to Rs. 2,000

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Seasonal Allergies - How Homeopathy Can Help You Treat it?

DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery), MD.Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Chinsurah
Seasonal Allergies - How Homeopathy Can Help You Treat it?

Seasonal allergies like rhinitis and hay fever strike lacs worldwide. But what’s worse is that conventional treatments just don’t work on these allergies. So what does? Homeopathy, a complementary system of healing that works on the adage ‘like cures like’, is the perfect remedy for most seasonal allergies.

Homeopathy is also the best medicine for these allergies because it’s inexpensive and it works every time- especially if you have consulted a qualified homeopath who prescribes medicines according to your individual constitution.

The other advantages of homeopathy are that it’s safe, foolproof, and real, apart from being extremely economical.

One of the most common seasonal allergies that people grapple with worldwide is seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. This allergy occurs when your immune system treats usually harmless substances like pollen and certain grasses as dangerous and releases chemicals to fight them. Hay fever can be triggered by different substances in different seasons and you can experience it in more than one season per year.

Whatever the season, its symptoms remain the same, like-

  1. sneezing

  2. runny nose

  3. watery and itchy eyes

  4. itchy throat and sinuses

  5. ear congestion

  6. headaches

  7. coughing

Here are a few common homeopathic remedies for seasonal allergies. Just match your dominant symptoms with the medicine that describes them, and take a low-potency dosage two to three times a day for two weeks. If you feel better, keep up the dosage, if not, it’s time to visit a homeopath for a sure-fire fix.

The homeopathic medicines that are of great help in treating nasal allergies like hay fever are Allium Cepa, Arsenic Album, Arundo Mauri, Kali Bichromicum and Gelsemium.

  1. Both Allium Cepa and Arsenic Album are very beneficial for this common allergy and they work when your symptoms are a runny nose with sneezing and burning eyes. If you feel better in open air then Allium Cepa is the better remedy but if you feel better in a warm room as compared to open spaces, then you must take Arsenic Album.

  2. Arundo Mauri works best when you are experience itching in nose, eyes, throat and sinuses.

  3. Kali Bichromicum is of great help when the dominant symptom is nasal discharge dropping back into the throat called post-nasal drip and sneezing. And Gelsemium should be used prescribed when running nose and sneezing are accompanied by a headache and a feverish feeling.

Homeopathy cures seasonal allergies faster when you are conscious about prevention. Just, take these simple, easy steps to keep allergens out of your system like keep the windows in your room shut, limit time spent outside, wear a mask when you go out to keep dust away and avoid cigarette smoke to live allergy-free.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from allergies all the time, sometimes from dust, cold air, cold water then I sneeze a lot, so what can I do about that? I used to take anti allergies which my doctor used to give me, now should I just take any anti allergy. Also my hands are peeling, like I used some soap and now whenever I put my hand in water, I peel more and more. What should I do?

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pulmonologist, Noida
You may be having Allergic rhinitis, go for Xray PNS and Serum IgE level and AEC test, take steam, antiallergic regulerly, can take nasal spray duonase twice daily. For skin problem take openion of skin specialist.

I am regularly having allergy from smoke smell around me, just smoke smell, without being secondhand smoker, and suffering too much from sore throat symptoms, redden watery eyes, sleep shortage, worse temper and nasal pain and blockage. One of your respect doctors prescribed for me Montair tabs, but not exactly working, please help me with another prescription that mitigate my case, specially nowhere else I can avoid the smoke smell. Even the residue that left in corridor, office rooms and elevator can affect me.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship In Phacoemusification, Senior Consultant Surgeon
Ophthalmologist, Patna
You might require a CT scan of Nose and paranasal sinus to rule out sinusitis. Consult an experienced ENT specialist for expert opinion. If it's just allergic sinusitis, you might just require steroids spray which can be prescribed by ENT surgeon onlu, if there is no relief from montiar tabs.
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How useful is immunity therapy for dust allergy and what are the possible side affects?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Shots are effective in treating reactions to many allergens including trees, grass, weeds, mold, house dust, dander, and insect stings. Allergy shots have been a proven treatment for more than 100 years. It is the only treatment that changes the immune system and prevents new allergies and asthma from developing. These side effects are common but may not occur in all people or with all types of immunotherapies. Feeling tired (fatigue) Diarrhea. Fever. Shortness of breath. Rash and/or blisters, covering less than 10% of the body. Nausea. Vomiting. Itching.
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I have been suffering from sneezing from last 4 days and I am allergic to the pollution increasing in delhi day by day.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
You can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment... Will also suggest how to reduce effects of pollution on your body.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Know More About Allergies
Allergies - Symptoms, diagnosis and Homeopathic treatment
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Treatment For Skin Allergies
I am Prof. Dr. D G Saple. I was the head of the department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology at Grand Medical College, JJ hospital Mumbai and practicing Dermatology for last 39 years. Also running clinic at Dadar Hindu colony for many years including Centre for Dermatology and Cosmetology. Cosmetology practice we started for last 15 years but Dermatology practice we re doing for last 38 years. The patient coming to our clinic they are given at most important, first what is their need, what is their problem and what are their solution. We explain to the patient properly then patient has to take a call, patient has to decide. We only explain to the patient about their illness what test is required what is the treatment which is necessary and accordingly we ask patient to take their decision.

In skin mainly patient come for Atopic dermatitis some people call it Eczema, Psoriasis, white patches, Urticaria allergy and now days fungus infection has become very common and unfortunately there is not much literature on this fungus infection but we are work for last 5 years and found solution for this fungal infection. Because there are not much literature many Dermatologist are not aware this fungus disease can be treated, we can prevent their relapse, we can prevent their spread. That is our speciality or that is the work we're done for last 5 years. In Cosmetology we have published many National and International papers mainly the patient that come for cosmetology either they come for the pigmentation, for the acne or they called it pimple, scars or sometimes they come with the photosensitivity so these are the common things they come.

As per hair is concerned now the hair losses become suddenly it is a big problem. Almost one third of the young population all the world they are suffering for the hair loss when they come for the hair loss many people feel there is a prototype treatment but it is not so because you have to find out the cause of the hair loss weather it is because of the low hemoglobin, because Vitamin D3 deficiency, because a vitamin B12 deficiency we have to find out, otherwise underlying cause like thyroid problem or blood sugar problem or kidney disease and accordingly or to treat. But most of the patient young boys they come with hair loss they are suffering from it what we called male pattern or in the ladies or the girls it is called female pattern hair loss which is the natural, it is a natural evolution of people.

But there we find the history either father or mother or grandfather or grandmother somebody was suffering from these and there's a family history which is very important, so we have to find out what is the cause of the hair loss and accordingly we have to treat. So when we're treating the hair loss it can be medical treatment it can be injectables or sometimes they need hair transplant, but when they need hair transplant there are certain conditions we have to rule out whether the person's hair transplant would be useful or not, it will give good results or not, otherwise we should not be in hurry. Many time patient comes, doctor my friend you have done the head transplant he has got good hair.

But then after seeing him we find their donor area they do not have enough to transplant so those patients they do not get good results. So we have to see in many factors before going for the hair transplant, whether it will be useful, it will last long or not. Then other diseases like Vitiligo that is a white patch. When they come for white patches, all white patches are not leucoderma. Again there are many causes of white patches. One of them is Vitiligo another is Albinism there are many causes. So we have to find out again what is the cause of this white patches and every patch is not leucoderma. Once we know what is it, accordingly we treat and in the leucoderma nowadays we have medical treatment, we have got surgical treatment that is skin transplant and we have got a laser therapy. All these skin hair pigmentation and acne problems when you have any query or if you want to consult you can contact La Mer clinic of Dr. Saple through Lybrate.

Thank you!
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Nasal Allergy (Allergic Rhinitis)
Here are allergic issues of the Nose

Hello, I am Dr. Manish Prakash, senior ENT consultant at Mayom Hospital, Gurgaon. Today we are going to talk about allergic issues of the nose.

More commonly nasal allergies are referred to as Allergic Rhinitis. These allergies can either be seasonal or perennial allergies. Seasonal allergies majorly manifest in terms of seasonal changes whereas perennial allergies would be present throughout the year and they would tend to bother patients all through the year. These allergies are caused by allergens, most of which are aero allergens, sometimes they can be food allergens as well. These aero allergens are present in our environment commonly like pollens, house dust, mites and can lead to a lot of allergic reactions in the nose. A typical allergic reaction manifests itself whenever the body comes in contact with an allergen. There are a lot of problems in the nose in terms of itching and watery discharge from the nose. The eyes sometimes tend to become red and itch. These manifest in a lot of sneezing and sometimes it may also be associated with some wheezing and difficulty in breathing also. This typical allergic reaction may last for few minutes and may go on for few hours as well. It can incapacitate the patient and lead to a lot of problems in the workplace.

Now we are going to discuss how we handle these allergic problems. The easiest and best way to handle these is to avoid the Allergens. So we try to identify based on the history, the experience of the patient and some clinical testing to find out what is the allergen which is causing the problem to the patient. So typically we start with some IGE profiling which is a blood test which can tell us about the allergy status of the patient and that will give us an idea of how much is the allergy level within the patient s body. Also nowadays we do some Allergy Profiling Test. These tests can tell us as to we are having a specific allergy to which particular allergen and we can do some blood tests which can guide us towards the further treatment of the patient. Also, we have some Skin Allergy Testing which is what we call as Skin Prick Allergy Testing. This test can help us to differentiate between the various types of allergies.

These allergies may sometimes be used as a prick test over the body either typically over the forearm or shoulder and if there is any swelling in the place of the pricking it confirms that there is an allergic reaction of the body towards this particular thing. Once, we are diagnosed of what we are allergic to, we have to start avoiding that particular thing but sometimes we come across things which are very common in our environment and we cannot avoid them like dust mites, pollens to which we can get exposed to whenever we go out. So we have to think about allergy suppression. When we talk about allergy suppression, it would mean that we can either use some anti histaminic which can help us to suppress the allergic symptoms which are present within the body. Typically we can use over the counter available medication like Cetrazin which can help us to decrease the severity of such kind of symptoms.

Patients who have very high allergy levels and continuous symptoms are often advised to use some nasal sprays. These are typically INCS nasal sprays which are intranasal cortical steroid sprays. They help us to decrease the inflammation inside the nose and also decrease the allergic manifestations which lead to improvement in the patient s overall well-being. Many of these anti allergic medications may need a long term usage and the latest medications which are available are very good and very safe and they can be used for a long period of time. Nowadays we also have newer modalities in terms of immunotherapy in which we can make some vaccines for the allergens which we have diagnosed to these allergy testing and we can serially expose the patient over a period of time and that can help us to decrease the sensitivity to these allergies and over a period of time it will lead to decreased manifestations of allergies and decreased dependence on anti allergic medications.

If you have any such kind of problems in terms of nasal allergy or any other ENT problem you can contact me through or visit my clinic at Mayom Hospital, South City-1, Gurgaon. Thank you.
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Nasobronchial Allergy
Naso Bronchial Allergy (NBA) is increasing among children and adults consistently. The allergens that trigger NBA can be in form of inhalants, ingest, contactants and injectants. To treat the problem effectively, the doctor needs to ascertain the allergens and then decide the course of treatment.
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Allergic Rhinitis
Hello Lybrate users. This is DR. Lenin, ENT DR, practicing at Ameerpet Sri ENT clinic and you can contact me through Lybrate. And I graduated my MBBS from Osmania medical college and also I graduated my MSC ENT from the same Osmania medical college which is a very prestigious institute in the country. I have ten years of rich experience on ENT field, on ENT subject and I practiced in his clinic since almost ten years and I have performed many surgeries like tonsils surgeries and sinus surgeries and then ear surgeries and I do perform some of the cosmetic procedures also like ear-lobe repair, and cosmetic surgery there is scar revision will be done by me.

Today I would like to discuss about some common problems which we face now a days is Allergic rhinitis. It is a nose allergy and there are two types of nose allergies. One is the allergy which occurs throughout the year and the other one is seasonal allergy which occurs seasons wise that is some persons have allergy in particular seasons like the rainy season or the winter season. For perennial that is occurring the allergy, which occurs throughout the year is called perennial allergic rhinitis. Both the condition are seen at all ages and usually in children, they are associated with other problems like Asthma and other things and in old age people also because of their reduced lung capacity and reduced nasal mucociliary clearance of the secretions, due to various reasons like diabetes, hypertension and everything.

The nose allergy is also common in old age and it is increasing day by day. The nose allergy is increasing day by day due to the pollution and the changes in the weather and it is very important to take treatment for the nose allergy because both the types, the one which occurs throughout the year that is called perennial allergic rhinitis and the other one which occurs seasonally that is called seasonal allergic rhinitis. Both may lead to serious problems like sinusitis at all ages and sometimes it may lead to fungal sinusitis also in immuno-compromised and old age patients also. Therefore we need to take particular and correct treatment for nasal allergy and the best treatment for nose allergy is identifying the substance which causes the nasal allergy and avoiding it that is the best treatment. But more often it is not practical, even if you identify the correct allergen also it is very difficult for ourselves to isolate from that allergen.

Allergen is allergy causing substance. Now we need to take treatment for the nasal allergy according to protocol. There are various methods or various protocols to treat the nasal energy but the time distance protocol is using the anti-histamines uses. It uses your body s response to the antigens therefore nose allergy is prevented. And another important nasal allergy is intra-nasal cortical steroids. So which we call INS. So therefore you need to use the intra-nasal cortical steroids which are safe and which are delivered through a pump like thing directly into the nose treatment is given and it is very important to understand the course of the disease for the patients so that they participate in the management of the allergic rhinitis which is very important because allergic treatment may last for years, sometimes years also. Therefore it is very important to know the type of allergy and which is causing allergy and the correct protocol to treat the allergy and taking the medicines in time without any break and consulting the doctor regularly as advised by the ENT surgeon. To be examine by the ENT surgeon regular follow-ups are important. So this is just up for allergy and its treatment and hope you understood it.

If you have any query on this issue or any other issue of any other problem of ENT related problems you can contact me at my clinic that is three ENT clinic situated at Ameerpet, Hyderabad city in the heart of Hyderabad city and you can reach me through Lybrate also and you can contact me by calling the Lybrate and taking the appointments. Thank you.
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