Allergy treatment methods of traditional medicine
The List Of Diseases / / June 09, 2016
To eliminate allergies traditional medicine offers various kinds of medical treatment, which is in no way able to cope with the disease, but, of course, relieve the symptoms and make human life more or less bearable.Sometimes these drugs have a very strong effect than the required condition of the patient, it is called "shoot out of a cannon on the wheel."
In addition, the side effects from the use of these funds are harmful to the body, although in some cases can save lives.Like everything in the world: nothing is absolutely good or absolutely bad.We advocate a holistic approach to allergy treatment, which is aimed at eliminating the causes of the disease and leads the body back into balance so that the disease disappears.However, everyone is responsible for their health, and only on the person depends on the choice of method best suited to his way of thinking and living.
If, in spite of everything, the choice fell on medication, it must take place under the supervision of a physician, an allergist -
Below we will discuss the different types of drugs, including the newest, which is currently indicated for the relief of allergy symptoms.
Generation of histamine - is the inevitable reaction of the body in response to allergens.It is known that histamine causes inflammation, redness and tingling and formed in the skin and mucous membranes.
To mitigate the effects of this substance, there are medications that block mast cells that produce histamine, thereby removing the effect of tingling and inflammation.These funds are short, and to block histamine should be taken daily.
They mainly used to alleviate or prevent the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and are available in the form of tablets, capsules, or liquid medicines for injection.They are usually released without a prescription, but we encourage them to take only prescribed by a doctor.
Antihistamines may provide the North dative action (cause drowsiness) and increase the appetite, the latest generation of drugs do not have such properties.
most harmless active ingredients are antihistamines ebastine, loratadine, cetirizine, azelastine and levocabastine.All of these can cause dryness and bitterness in the mouth, difficulty urinating, constipation, irritability, and sleep problems.Among the other (less common) side effects of antihistamines: abnormalities in the cardiovascular system, hematological, neurological, gastrointestinal, urogenital and respiratory problems.
This potent drugs for the treatment of acute inflammation, often accompanied by allergies and affects the skin with eczema, nasal mucosa (in allergic rhinitis), conjunctiva, or bronchi (asthma).Symptoms can range from mild to very severe.Depending on their severity determined dose for each patient, particularly in the airways inflammation or asthma.Once again we draw attention to the need to consult with your doctor regarding the kind of drug, duration of application and dosages.
Below are the most common anti-inflammatory drugs.
steroid external preparations
They are a drop that is instilled into the nose in allergic rhinitis to improve cross-channel.These means are also produced in the form of tablets, but since they do not act directly on the affected area, their effect is slow and required dosage above.
Steroid drugs cause constriction of blood vessels, making passes nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing, and they can be purchased without a prescription.
To increase the effectiveness of the tablets, pharmaceutical laboratories are generally administered in their composition some antihistamine.Of course, at the same time it enhanced their therapeutic effect, but increases the risk of side effects such as nervousness, insomnia and high blood pressure.
best active ingredients anti-inflammatory drugs are steroids fluticasone and budesonide.Although they usually help the first time, their medicinal properties are increasing at double reception in the day for a period determined by the allergist.
However, it may appear dry nose and nosebleeds start when these drugs abuse.
In addition, chronic administration may cause secondary cold.If you exceed the dose of active ingredient may appear stuffy nose nonallergic origin associated with this drug.
This is a very effective anti-inflammatory agents, which have nothing to do with anabolic steroids, which are sometimes abused by athletes to improve athletic performance and build muscle.
Corticosteroids are produced in the form of an inhaler, which is usually worn with a sick with asthma, both for long-term care, and to help yourself first aid at the moment of attack.These drugs are used not only by inhalation but also in the form of tablets, drops and even injections.
Among minor adverse effects arising from the use of corticosteroid inhalers, often marked by loss of voice and appearance of sores in the mouth and throat due to fungus infection.These effects can be mitigated by rinsing with water mouth and throat and spitting out the remains of the drug after its use.
However, there may be more serious side effects.Although the efficacy of these drugs is not in doubt, with a long reception in children there is a potential threat of slowing growth.
Among the short-term disturbances in adults there is a slight weight gain, improved appetite, menstrual rhythm, stomach cramps and increase its acidity or impairment of digestion.If discontinuation of corticosteroids, these side effects disappear quickly.However, it should be borne in mind that corticosteroids can cause disorders of the immune system and fluid retention, therefore they should only be taken by a physician.Furthermore, they are contraindicated in diabetes, as increased blood sugar, as well as hypertension, since the liquid is held, thereby causing an increase in pressure.
Steroids and children
powerful anti-inflammatory effects of steroids makes them the best weapon of allergists in the treatment of childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis, but with a long reception or high doses they can cause in children bone growth retardation.
essence of this phenomenon consists in the fact that steroids affect the growth of cartilage.Cartilage disks joints perform as shock absorbers, and its thickness varies from one to seven millimeters.During the child grows slowly ossified cartilage that is gradually solidified to form bone, due to the accumulation of salts and minerals, especially calcium.This process is usually completed in twenty years (the age, the end of the growing season).
but dangerous side effect of the drug is directly related to the shape of its release and virtually harmless when using the inhaler.Stunting is observed when the drug is prescribed tablets (orally) for long term or by injection (parenteral).
Children are encouraged to take corticoids in the form of nasal drops or bronchial inhaler.So you can almost completely avoid the suppression of growth and prevent serious and life-threatening allergic reactions.
mast cell stabilizers
This type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Their action is based on the fact that they reduce inflammation and stop the production of histamine by mast cells.Therefore, they are mainly used in allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis.
This category includes drugs such as cromoglycate, cromolyn, and lodoksamin nedohromil, which are typically used for inhalation.They are also produced in the form of eye drops for treating allergic conjunctivitis.
They can be used several times a day according to the doctor's instructions and up to two weeks (to achieve a positive result).First of all, they are used for preventive purposes, as they are not potent.Among the common side effects can distinguish transient burning, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes.
leukotrienes - are chemical substances produced by cells in inflammation of the airways.They are associated with undesirable effects such as increased inflammation, respiratory muscle spasms and outflow of fluid from blood vessels in the respiratory tract.
anti-leukotrienes - is a relatively new tool, debilitating chronic symptoms of asthma due to their ability to reduce spasms in the lungs and filters fluid in them.
Their medicinal properties lie in the fact that they help to relieve spasms in the airways and thereby reduce cough, eliminate wheezing and shortness of breath, that is, to facilitate breathing.
They serve to free the respiratory tract, so it is prescribed for acute asthma attacks.This high-speed tools are used as necessary to remove the unwanted symptoms.There are also bronchodilators drugs intended for long-term daily administration.They are used as a supporting tool to help prevent the development of attack.
There are several types of bronchodilators.
- Beta-blockers.These are preparations, relaxing the muscles of the bronchial passages.
There are two types of drugs.First - Fast Track, which instantly bring relief, such as albuterol.They can inhale, take the form of tablets or liquids or administered by injection.The second - a long-acting, intended for long-term treatment of asthma, such as salmeterol or formote- roll.Among the side effects can be identified palpitations, nervousness, insomnia and, in rare cases, severe headache.
- Theophylline.For over thirty years, it is prescribed for the treatment of asthma.Product form - tablets, capsules and liquid for intravenous administration.Take this medication must be under the supervision of the state of the blood.Among the side effects may appear severe headache, heart palpitations, and indigestion.
- Cholinolytics - anticholinergics.They can be taken alone or in combination with beta-blockers.The release form - inhalers, tablets, liquid for oral administration or injection.
can distinguish ipratropium, which is used for the treatment of asthma as a quick means among them.
Possible side effects include cough, and headache.
This newest facility, which since 2003 is produced in the United States.In late 2005, it was approved by the European Union for use throughout its territory.
Most allergists believe this drug is one of the most important achievements in the fight against asthma in the past decade.But it is only prescribed to adults and children over 12 years.
Omalizumab is recommended to patients suffering from chronic allergic asthma in severe form.It is a therapeutic antibody monoklonirovannoe destination, which in a certain way binds and blocks IgE.The effect of this immunoglobulin is the cause of inflammation of allergic origin.
drug is released in the form of vials for subcutaneous injection and is used 1 every two weeks or once a month 1.However, it is recommended to prescribe to patients suffering from chronic allergic asthma in severe or moderate form, only if the ordinary means do not help.The tool is also shown to persons who have a strong side effects by steroids (inhaled or oral), or other special antiasthmatics.This drug is used in hospitals in the provision of emergency assistance: for the relief of asthma attacks and the patient's return to daily activities.
vaccination if medications do not help, or it is impossible to avoid contact with the allergen, you can resort to the treatment by vaccination.Usually it is used in cases where the allergens are mites, mold, pollen, insect stings and pets.
Treatment consists of regular (for several years) dosing of allergen persons who react badly to it.An allergen is administered in small doses in order to gradually get used to it and stopping allergic reactions.
Habituation is achieved due to the fact that the body begins to produce protective antibodies in the same way as it happens in vaccination against infections.Furthermore, changing exposed immune cells, for regulating allergy, mainly T-lymphocytes.
This treatment allows for some time to get rid of allergies four of the five patients, or one or two to completely heal.
Antiallergic vaccination gives good results in allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bee stings, and allergies to certain medicines.In people with asthma, may weaken symptoms.The treatment lasts for at least 1 year.It starts with one or two injections a week during the first six months, by introducing a small amount of extract having a minimum of allergen.Then gradually increase the amount of injected solution, and its concentration and continue treatment for some time.The total duration of vaccination may reach three to five years, depending on the sensitivity of the patient.During this treatment can be administered medication, soothing allergy symptoms that gradually abolished, as the vaccination begins to give effect.
The new generation of vaccines instead of the full protein molecules, exciting allergy, use only part of it.Thanks to this innovation, their effectiveness for reducing sensitivity to the allergen is very high.
However, vaccination is not administered to all.They are contraindicated in severe asthma, heart disease, pregnant women and children under five.
Although this method is reliable, it is fraught with some danger.Despite the low concentration of the vaccine, the patient may have an allergic reaction to the vaccine, such as a tumor at the injection site.The reaction can be more dangerous up to anaphylactic shock.Although it is very rare, you should trust only an experienced allergist so he could correctly calculate the dose of allergen.