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Does homeopathy work for allergies?

There are several homeopathic remedies you may consider to treat allergies. You may consider sabadilla for typical hay-fever symptoms of itchy, runny nose, sneezing red watery eyes. Try wyethia if symptoms include intense itching inside the mouth or behind the nose. The same homeopathic medications used to treat colds may also be considered, which include allium cepa, euphrasia, nux vomica and arsenicum. In a 2000 study reported by the British Medical Journal, homeopathic care lessened symptoms of 50 test participants by 28%, while a placebo lessened symptoms by only 3%.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Homeopathy is a natural approach to medicine based on the idea that like cures like. Dulcamara is a homeopathic remedy for allergy symptoms.

How it's supposed to work: Relieves nasal congestion, eye discharge and constricted breathing.

Dose: Follow label instructions, but usually three to five pellets dissolved under the tongue three times a day.

As with any new supplement or medication, be sure to check with your doctor before trying it. Studies on homeopathic medicine are ongoing, and whether or not homeopathic remedies are effective is very controversial.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com 

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