Alternative Therapies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergies
Capsaicin for Nasal Symptoms
You've probably heard about the benefits of capsaicin for the treatment of chronic pain, but did you know that capsaicin nasal spray is effective for the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms? Learn how capsaicin provides an all-natural alternative for the treatment of nasal congestion, sinus pressure and nasal drip.
Honey for Allergies -- Eating Honey for Treatment of Allergies
Have you ever wondered if eating local honey could be helpful for the treatment of allergies? Find out from various readers if this popular alternative therapy has been effective for the treatment of their allergies.
Neti Pot -- Tips on Using a Neti Pot
Learn tips on how best to use your neti pot.
Allergy drops, or sublingual immunotherapy, has been used for years with great success in Europe. This form of allergy treatment in being studied for use in the United States, yet has not yet been approved by the FDA. Learn more about how sublingual immunotherapy works, how it compares with traditional allergy shots and some of the hurdles it must overcome before being routinely in the U.S.
Drug Interactions with Herbal Supplements and Vitamins
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine. Our Drug Interactions Report can help you determine if the drugs you are taking have any adverse interactions with each other, with over the counter drugs or with your favorite herbals and vitamins.
Risks of Herbal Medicine for the Allergy Patient
Many people think that if something is labeled as "natural", it must be safe. Yet herbal supplements, while natural, may not be safe for everyone. These supplements have not been through rigorous safety tests, and many can interact with prescription medications. Learn more about herbal supplements in the treatment of allergic diseases.
Herbal Treatment for Seasonal Allergies
Butterbur, a common herbal supplement available over-the-counter at many nutrition stores, may provide some benefit for patients suffering from seasonal allergies. However, be forewarned: Dietary supplements are considered by the FDA to be foods, not drugs, and therefore are not held to the same safety standards as prescription medications.
Natural Remedies for Asthma
This article on natural remedies for asthma suggests how dietary habits, breathing techniques, weight loss and biofeedback may help in the treatment of asthma. Consult your physician before starting any regimen of alternative medicine, weight loss or diet plans.
Best Ways to Perform a Nasal Saline Wash
Learn about the various ways to perform a nasal saline wash, and some useful tips from our readers.
Glucosamine and Shellfish Allergy
Glucosamine is a common dietary supplement used in the treatment of arthritis. Because it is made from the shells of shrimp, crab and lobster, it is not recommended for people with shellfish allergy. Find out more about the possible link between glucosamine and shellfish allergy, and why it may be possible for people with shellfish allergy to...
Natural Therapies for Allergies -- Are You Using Natural Therapies as…
Learn about how people are using natural therapies as part of the treatment of their allergies.