Homoeopathic Management of Allergic Rhinitis: Two Case Reports

Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Jul;27(4):58-64.

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is a commonly encountered condition affecting approximately 20% of the population, and exhibits symptoms either as seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis. This study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of homoeopathic remedies in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, while also proving that totality of symptoms is important for successful treatment of the cases. The suspected cases of allergy were identified on the basis of clinical presentation. Under inclusive criteria, all of the determined cases of allergic rhinitis were selected irrespective of age, sex, socioeconomic status, religion, or occupation. The cases were recorded, keeping the individualistic and holistic concept in mind. The data were collected by questioning the patient and by physical examination. Results showed that homoeopathic remedies prescribed on the basis of totality of symptoms are efficient in treating allergic rhinitis, along with other necessary precautions taken by the patient. Homeopathic medicines work by optimizing the overactive immune system. They provide a stimulus (in a highly diluted form) to the body like that of the trigger or allergen, leading to the gradual desensitization of the immune system. Remedies used for treating allergies mainly come from the plants or substances that in their raw form are usually responsible for causing allergy-like symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Allergens
  • Humans
  • Rhinitis, Allergic* / drug therapy
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial*

Substances

  • Allergens