Spring is around the corner, you just got a new cat, and with the pollen, grasses and dander there come the allergies. Allergy induced asthma is only a small step behind. Read on and find a methodical guide on homeopathic treatment options for allergy-induced asthma.
Identifying the Culprits
Before you can effectively start a homeopathic treatment of your allergy induced asthma, you need to find the allergies’ causes. The most likely culprits are pet dander, pollen, certain insects, molds, and also smoke. Seasonal allergies are easily traced back to the changes that occur outside, while sudden allergy attacks may point to a change in your living situation, such as the addition of a new four legged family member. Knowing what causes your allergic asthma is half the battle.
Diminishing the Culprits’ Influence
The odds are good that you will be voted down if you suggest getting rid of kitty, so your best bet is to begin your treatment by limiting the allergens’ access to you. For example, if you are allergic to pet dander, do not allow the animal to enter your sleeping quarter. This ensures a good night’s sleep without allergy induced asthma attacks requiring the use of stimulant containing inhalers, and thereby also strengthens your immune system.
Secondly, eliminate external allergens with high quality air filtering systems. Open windows with regular screens may be augmented with special allergen blocking overlays. Moreover, you may even find that mosquito netting over your bed traps more than just the occasional bug.
Humidity Binds a Multitude of Culprits
Keep your home environment humidified. In addition to working with an air purifier, a humidifier helps to keep the tiny particles causing your allergy induced asthma to a minimum in the breathable air. This treatment also helps with drying mucous membranes that cause the scratchy throat and bleeding noses.
Homeopathic Treatment Options for Allergy Induced Asthma
Invest in a nasal irrigation kit. It feels odd the first few times you flush out your nasal passages, but after about a week it should feel like second nature and will help a great deal. The goal is to flush out any irritants that may keep your allergies flaring and your asthma reacting. The Mayo Clinic posted an easy to follow instructional video on the proper procedure for nasal irrigation.
Goldenseal is a homeopathic treatment that can make a huge difference in the mucous flow and also the inflammation of nasal passages. The Herbal Information Center suggests that goldenseal should be measured carefully and must be avoided by pregnant or lactating women.
Caution: Talk to Your Doctor before Using Homeopathic Allergic Asthma Treatments
Remember that your body and its reactions to nasal irrigation and goldenseal are unique to you. As such, it is crucial that you discuss any use of homeopathic means to relieve allergy induced asthma with your doctor prior to using them!
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