Allergy: test and natural remedies


Examination and diagnosis

To determine if you have an allergy, the doctor can:

  • ask questions about the signs and symptoms,
  • perform a physical examination,
  • order the keeping of a detailed diary of the symptoms and the possible triggering factors.

In case of a food allergy, the doctor may:

  • ask to keep a diary of all food consumed,
  • Eliminate a food from the diet (elimination diet) in order to reintegrate it into the diet later to see if it causes a reaction.

The doctor may also recommend the following examinations:

Avoiding the suspicious food The least invasive test for a food allergy is very simple. You avoid eating the suspicious food and eat it again after a few weeks. First you expose with milk, then with eggs, etc.

Percutaneous test

Patch Test
Dermatologists use the patch test in patients with dermatitis to determine if the disorder is triggered or exacerbated by a contact allergy.
Small amounts of the substance to be tested are attached to a plaster in a small slice.
Then the patch is applied to the skin on the back at the level of the shoulder blades.
The patient must come back to the doctor after 48/72 hours, who will remove the patch and check if a skin reaction has formed.

Prick test
The prick test is used for the diagnosis of the following allergies:

  • Dust mites
  • Food
  • Latex
  • Medication
  • Pollen
  • Cat hair

This test is not suitable for patients with rashes.
The prick test can be used to test between 3 and 25 allergens.


  • The forearm is divided into several areas with a marker, in each of which a number is written that corresponds to the allergen to be tested.
  • Then a drop of the respective allergen solution is applied to the corresponding rectangle.
  • With a sterile lancet, a puncture about 1 mm deep is made.
  • Then observe the reactions of the skin in the following 20-30 minutes.

RAST test (blood test)
A blood test called a radio-allergosorbent test (RAST) is used to measure the immune system’s response to a particular allergen by measuring the number of antibodies present in the blood, called IgE.
The RAST test is performed when the patient is taking corticosteroids or antihistamines, as skin tests cannot be done in this case. It is also performed in patients with extensive dermatitis or if the prick test is negative even though the patient has clear allergy symptoms.
One should avoid all other tests, such as those available at the pharmacy, as they are not very reliable.

Therapy and medication

Treatment options for an allergy include:

Avoid contact with the allergen. The doctor recommends the way to identify and avoid the substances that cause the allergic reaction. This is the most important procedure in avoiding allergic reactions to reduce symptoms.
It may take up to 10 days to remove the traces of an allergen in the body.

Nickel is found practically everywhere, so you can’t avoid it completely. However, if the allergy is very severe, one can take the following measures:

  • Avoid belts, watches, jewelry and black clothing;
  • do not drink tap water;
  • reduce the consumption of foods containing particularly nickel (for example, cocoa, cashew nuts, peanuts, some legumes and tomatoes);
  • use nickel-free cookware;
  • avoid the use of aluminium foil and baking paper;
  • do not consume canned food.

Pharmaceuticals. Medications can help relieve the symptoms of the allergic reaction.
The medications to take depend on the type of allergy you are suffering from.
There are medicines that are taken orally, as a nasal spray or in the form of eye drops.
Some medications for allergies include:

  • Corticosteroids, for example betamethasone (Betnesol®),
  • Antihistamines
  • decongestants, etc.

If breastfeeding, it is possible that the child inherits the allergy. There are some Xusal antihistamines that can be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but the advice of the doctor should always be sought.

Immunotherapy. For severe allergies or those that do not respond to treatment, the doctor may advise infiltration therapy (immunotherapy).
This treatment consists of a series of injections of purified allergen extracts, usually over a period of a few years.

In general, doctors are not very much in favor of vaccinations via subcutaneous injections, preferring tablets.
Unfortunately, this preventive therapy is only effective in 20-25% of patients.

Emergency treatment with epinephrine. In case of severe allergy, the doctor may infiltrate with epinephrine (EpiPen, Jext) to reduce inflammation and end the emergency.

Nutrition and natural remedies for allergy

There are many people who have been able to solve their allergy problems without taking medication by changing their diet.
The two diets that have achieved the best results are the blood type diet of Dr. D’Adamo/Mozzi and the vegan/raw food diet of hygienists Shelton and Lezaeta.

According to the blood type diet, a person should eat certain foods based on the particular blood type and avoid others.

However, there are some foods that often cause allergies:

  • cereal products (since they belong to the family of sweet grasses and can cause an excess of these substances in the body).
    Sweet grasses also include cane sugar and cornstarch, which are found in many medicines and foods, such as spices, sausages, creams, yogurt, fruit juices, etc.
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Sweeteners
  • Thickener
  • Sorbitol, aspartame, maltitol, acesulfame and maltodextrin, which are contained in chewing gum

Based on the hygienism of Shelton and the natural medicine of Lezaeta, the cause of allergy is toxemia (accumulation of toxins) in the body.
There is no allergy that arises for no reason. If the cause were bee pollen or other substances, we would all be allergic.
The fact that a person, having solved the problem of hypersensitivity to allergens, no longer has allergic reactions shows that the origin must be different.
This condition arises due to the diet and lifestyle of the person.
The difference between a person with catarrh and an allergic person is the hypersensitivity of the nervous system.
Toxemia inhibits the elimination of wastes from the body, which continue to accumulate and cause catarrh and allergen hypersensitivity.
Recovery requires clean air, a vegan/raw food diet that is kept as natural as possible, sunbathing and daily exercise.
According to Shelton and Lezaeta, one should fast first, unless there are contraindications such as heart disease, cancer or advanced diabetes, pregnancy, a liver or pancreatic tumor.

Fasting can continue until the tongue looks normal again (and is no longer white), the breath smells fresh again, and the patient no longer suffers from the symptoms or they are significantly improved.
In certain cases, the patient may prematurely interrupt the fast. This is not a problem because you can resume it later.
When fasting is complete, you should change your diet to avoid a renewed accumulation of waste products and toxins in the body.

Breakfast should be light and consist of fruit, preferably sour or water-containing fruits.
Lunch is the most important meal of the day and should consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, legumes, sprouts, nuts, seeds and tubers (potatoes). One should avoid all processed foods and salt and keep cooked foods to a minimum as they are denatured.

The combination of foods should be observed and one should not drink during the meal.
Dinner should be taken between 19:00 and 20:00 and not too late.
You should only eat when you are hungry.

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