Allergies are hypersensitive reactions to substances in the environment. Allergy symptoms can range from skin irritation and rashes, to difficulty breathing, skin swelling, coughing and wheezing. There are three primary types of allergies: skin allergy, inhalation allergy and ingestion allergy. These types of allergies may be caused by different things, but all can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. Many environmentally sensitive people experience allergic reactions and so in this article we're covering our favorite non-toxic treatments to ease the symptoms.
Skin allergies, also called contact dermatitis, occur when the skin comes into direct contact with an allergen. They the most common type of allergy and are caused by an immune response to a substance that comes into contact with the skin. This can happen through skin-to-skin contact, or by touching an object that has been contaminated with the allergen. The most common skin allergens are nickel, latex and fragrance. Nickel is found in many everyday items, such as jewelry, eyeglasses and zippers. Latex is found in many products, such as gloves and balloons. Fragrance is found in a variety of products, including perfumes, colognes, soaps and lotions.
Symptoms of skin allergies include redness, swelling, itching and burning. In severe cases, skin allergies can cause blisters and hives. If you think you have a skin allergy, it is important to see a doctor or allergist. They can perform a skin test to determine what you are allergic to.
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Inhalation allergies are caused by an immune response to allergens that are inhaled. These allergens can be particles in the air, such as dust, pollen, mold or pet dander, or they can be fumes or chemicals. Inhalation allergies are the most common type of allergy in children and are often the cause of hay fever and asthma.
If you spend every spring or autumn sneezing, coughing, and rubbing itchy/watery eyes, you’re not alone. Seasonal allergies affect roughly 20% of the population, and that number is only getting higher every year. If you want to avoid traditional meds nature has plenty of other options for you. Supplements like butterbur, quercetin, and stinging nettles offer similar relief, but usually with fewer (or no) unpleasant side effects. But some of the best drug-free allergy protection comes from a supplement that you may not know about, but definitely should: quail egg powder.
In the 1970s, a French doctor noticed that farmers who raised quails suffered from allergies far less than the general public. He began giving raw quail eggs to his patients with allergies and noticed they felt much better.
It turns out, quail eggs contain ovomucoid proteins, which block protease enzymes in inhaled allergens. This prevents the allergens from settling in nasal passages, which therefore prevents the release of IgE antibodies and the resulting cascade of events that leads to symptoms. In one study 180 children with dust mite induced asthma were treated with either a proprietary quail egg powder preparation or placebo for 22 months. At the end of the study period, there was a 77.7% reduction in the number of asthma attacks and a nearly 59% reduction in the use of rescue inhalers.
If you are interested in trying it, look no further than Newport Natural Health’s Breathe EZ product. Quail egg powder is the main ingredient in this highly effective allergy formulation.
Ingestion allergies are caused by an immune response to allergens that are ingested. These allergens can be foods, drinks or medications. Ingestion allergies are often the cause of food allergies and asthma.
Food allergies are caused by an immune response to proteins found in food. These proteins are called allergens. When someone with a food allergy eats an allergen, their immune system reacts by releasing histamine and other chemicals. This can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe.
The most common food allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Some people are also allergic to food additives, such as preservatives and colorings. Food allergies are very common amongst environmentally sensitive people who are on the autistic spectrum or have ADHD. This is why we made Intestimend. It is a revolutionary intestinal repair formula that offers support for healthy intestinal mucosa and gastrointestinal function. It's an innovative detoxification formula, that supports glutathione production, healthy sulfation and methylation. I may help with food reactions, including casein and gluten as it builds a healthier gut environment.