Overreaction of a person’s immune system to certain substances (known as allergens) that are totally harmless to most people is referred to as an allergy. In a person who is allergic to wheat, consuming wheat, wheat-based products or even inhaling wheat particles can lead to an allergic reaction. Wheat allergy is common in babies who have immature immune and digestive systems. Homeopathic medicines help moderate the overactive immune system and reduce the severity of the symptoms. Allium Cepa, Carbo Veg, Lycopodium, China Officinalis, Colocynthis, Apis Mellifica, and Natrum Mur are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat wheat allergy.
Exposure to the allergen (for example wheat) in a person who is allergic causes an exaggerated immune response resulting in a set of symptoms. The most common known allergens include pollens, dust, animal danders, and food substances like eggs, shellfish, milk, peanuts, and wheat. Some of the food products that usually contain wheat include bread, semolina, soy sauce, pasta, cakes, and cookies. A person with a positive family history of any food allergy or other allergies is at risk to develop a wheat allergy.
Homeopathic Medicines for Wheat Allergy According to Symptoms
Homeopathic treatment has a good scope to treat wheat allergy. Homeopathic medicines offer help in controlling the intensity and severity of symptoms by moderating the overactive immune system that leads to an exaggerated reaction towards wheat. The most prominent symptoms presented by a person with wheat allergy serves as a guide to the appropriate homeopathic prescription.
Allium Cepa – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Wheat Allergy with Allergic Rhinitis
Allium Cepa is a homeopathic medicine used to treat wheat allergies where there are prominent symptoms of allergic rhinitis. The person needing Allium Cepa complains of a watery, burning nasal discharge along with sneezing. In some cases, a nasal blockage may also be present along with nasal discharge. In addition to this, watering from eyes is also well noted.
Carbo Veg and Lycopodium – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Bloating due to Wheat Allergy
Carbo Veg and Lycopodium are the majorly indicated homeopathic medicines used to treat a wheat allergy that causes bloating in the abdomen.
Carbo Veg is selected when bloating as a result of the wheat allergy is well marked. The flatus is obstructed and leads to abdominal colic. Lying down worsens the complaint. The stools need to be passed frequently and are foul-smelling.
Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is helpful in cases of wheat allergy where bloating appears in the lower abdomen. This is attended with a rumbling and croaking in the abdomen. Pain abdomen that gets better by rubbing may be present. Nausea, vomiting and constrictive pain in the abdomen may also be noticed.
China Officinalis – Natural Treatment for Wheat Allergy causing Diarhhea
China Officinalis is a homeopathic remedy used to treat a wheat allergy in cases where the person gets diarrhea upon consuming wheat, or a wheat-based product. The stool remains loose and undigested, and flatulent colic may be present. Bending double may offer some relief. There is abdominal bloating and weakness along with the given symptoms.
Colocynthis – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Abdominal Cramps due to Wheat Allergy
Homeopathic medicine Colocynthis is used to treat abdominal cramps that arise as a result of wheat intake. The person gets relief by bending over double and by applying hard pressure over the abdomen. Agonizing cutting pain in the abdomen, retching and vomiting may also be present. Watery, frothy diarrhea may also be present along with the above symptoms.
Apis Mellifica and Natrum Mur – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for Wheat Allergy causing Skin Problems
Apis Mellifica and Natrum Mur are suitable homeopathic medicines for a wheat allergy presented with skin complaints.
Apis Mellifica is useful when the person gets skin eruptions following the intake of wheat. The eruptions are attended with a marked burning and stinging sensation. A cold application may provide relief from these sensations. Heat worsens the stinging sensation.
Natrum Mur is used as a remedy used when there is a tendency to develop eczema due to the wheat allergy. The skin gets raw, red, dry, and inflammed and there may be violent itching. In some cases, the eczema is present specifically in the bend of the elbows.
Signs and Symptoms of Wheat Allergy
The symptoms of wheat allergy include urticaria, eczema, watery itchy eyes, nasal congestion, allergic rhinitis, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea/vomiting, bloated abdomen, difficulty breathing, and asthma. A severe allergic reaction is referred to as anaphylaxis and needs to be treated as a medical emergency. Anaphylaxis includes symptoms like difficulty breathing, tightness in the throat, chest tightness, and dizziness. Acute treatment is such cases is necessary, and homeopathy can only offer a supportive role.