Uncommon Allergies and Their Easy Homeopathic Remedies

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If you’re one of the many people in the world who has begun to spurn the use of pharmaceuticals then you may find yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with symptoms to strange allergies without the aid of the antihistamines and corticosteroids that most people take like candy.  But don’t despair; there are homeopathic remedies out there that may help to alleviate your ailments.  Here are just a few uncommon allergies and the safe and natural treatments that can be used to combat them.ID-10070268

  1. Water.  Experts speculate that this hypersensitive skin condition is actually a reaction not to H?O itself, but to chemicals and additives present in most tap water.  Unfortunately, it results in rashes, hives, and even lesions from any contact with the wet stuff.  There are actually a number of homeopathic treatments to reduce itching, swelling, and other allergic reactions that affect the skin, but you may want to start by taking vitamin C regularly and applying coconut oil to the affected area.  Of the many natural remedies out there, these two are the least likely to also contain water (unlike lemon juice, mint leaves, and papaya seeds, for example).
  2. Shoes.  An allergy to shoes (which results in itchy, flaky skin) is not actually that uncommon, it is simply misdiagnosed in most cases.  As with most strange allergies, you’re not actually allergic to your footwear, per se, but rather the chemicals, glues, and resins that mix with your sweat to form an allergen soup.  Your best bet is to keep plenty of clean, cotton socks on hand and consider switching to eco-friendly footwear.  But in the meantime, you may want to apply vitamin E oil to soothe your sore tootsies and consider regular vinegar rinses if your feet sweat quite a bit (since a buildup of bacteria could exacerbate the condition).
  3. Deodorant.  Although this allergy is not terribly common, you’re in for a bit of good news if you suffer from it.  Natural beauty products are abundant, so you should have no trouble finding chemical-free deodorants, possibly even at your local pharmacy.
  4. Computers.  If you find that sitting in front of a computer monitor for even a few moments (let alone a few hours) brings on symptoms like itchy skin and irritated sinuses, then you could have an allergy to computers.  In truth, this odd allergy is not as uncommon as you might think because it’s really not the whole kit and caboodle that is causing your body to react.  In most cases, you are actually allergic to the plastic components or some of the many chemicals used in manufacturing (especially triphenyl phosphate, which is used as a flame retardant).  Luckily, there is a new homeopathic remedy on the market known as butterbur that may provide some relief.  Derived from a European herb, this remedy is said to work just as well as OTC antihistamines (when taken four times a day).
  5. Sex.  If getting busy makes you break out, you could have an allergy to sex.  More to the point, you are likely allergic to human seminal plasma (semen).  So before you start to suspect that sheets or mattress covers are to blame for your inflammation, you may want to calculate just when the symptoms show up.  The treatment for this rare allergy is bound to make your partner happy since it involves desensitization to the allergen in question.  Doctors recommend intercourse at regular intervals (every 48 hours) over a span of several months, a routine that has worked for at least one case study (remember, the allergy is rare and difficult to diagnose, so there probably aren’t a lot of volunteers for the study).  The upside is, you won’t need any pharmaceuticals.

 

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