I have seen in my practice that
many of my patients complaints about
- Frequent runny nose
- Sinus headache
- Red & itchy eyes
- Scratching throat
- Itching on skin etc.
And all this can be due to some allergies which is caused
due to some allergen.
The most common allergens are:
- Dust on a book shelf
- Any food
- Medicines Etc.
When you inhale these allergens, your body
releases histamine & other chemicals to neutralize
the allergens. These chemicals like histamine produces
some combination of symptoms mentioned above —that you call an allergy.
what is the most common treatment?
Most common treatment for allergy is the
antihistamine tablets. (popularly known by a brand name- Avil).
You may develop habit of taking this tablet regularly. But,
taking this tablet for long period of time will end up
developing more harm to your body. There are common
side effects like drowsiness, heart arrhythmia etc.
However, these antihistamine tablets will only help you in
easing your symptoms like itching, sneezing etc. These
antihistaminic drugs can not ‘Cure’ your allergy.
A million dollar question:
“why are you allergic to some common substances like
If there is problem in pollen or dust, it should be harmful to
everybody. But, believe me these allergens are just
the trigger of your allergic reaction. They are not the
cause of your problems. It is your unhealthy diet that makes
your immune system so week that it can not
cope with such common substances & it
over react in the form of your allergic reaction…..
What can you do about your allergy?
Next week we will discuss about various food groups
that help you to tackle your allergies.
Stay home stay safe.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician