Allergic rhinitis and its homoeopathic therapeutics
Author(s): Dr. Arvind Sharma and Dr. Amish Mehra
Abstract: Allergic Rhinitis is characterized by sneezing, rhinorrhea, obstruction of the nasal passages, itching in conjunctiva, nose, and pharynx; and lachrymation, all occurring in a temporal relationship to allergen exposure. Approximately 20% to 30 % of total population suffers from at least one of these allergic diseases in India. Common conventional medicines include Anti-Histamines, Intra Nasal Steroids and Immunotherapy. But they have found to be having a suppressive action only. Allergen avoidance is the only measure advised by most of the conventional physicians which is practically difficult in everyday life. Conventional system of medicine has limited scope in treating AR. They only suppress the symptoms which may lead to relapse of allergy in a greater intensity. Homoeopathic medicines can be useful in treating chronic, recurrent allergic conditions without suppressing the symptoms. There is a better scope in Homoeopathy for the treatment of AR, since the treatment is based on Holistic and Individualistic approach.