To identify the cause of allergy is hard and sometimes costly, the cause of allergy are very vast. Here is my personal experience in relieving allergy with Chinese herbs..
I was an allergy sufferer since I was 12. It started on my leg, I scratched until it bleed. It got worse day by day. The rashes came with no specific time, started in the morning, get worse in the afternoon and got worst at night. When it comes, it is burning hot and itch all over my body, including my scalp. It’s hard to bear and miserable. It was so severe that I once fainted in my bedroom.
I have applied many types of ailments, consulted many doctors and Chinese Physician, applied traditional ways of treatments as recommended by cousins and friends. Nothing seems to help, the rashes came back after all. The general term is allergy in this type of condition. Allergy towards what?? I still do not know till now.
The last treatment that I went through was with an experienced Chinese Physician, I have to take a course of treatment and Chinese herbs medication for a period of a year if I am not mistaken. I got better after that and the allergy went off after I gave birth to my 1st child.
I was sad to learn that my daughter having the same problem like I did. We brought her to a GP, he prescribed an antihistamine medication to block the histamine released. It has lost its effect after a few days into taking it. According to the GP, we have to consult a skin specialist to treat the root of the allergy, one way to identify the cause is to do a blood test, which is costly, and not necessarily it will be able to detect the actual cause, because the cause of the allergy is very vast, could be due to dust, food, environment,etc.
What I would like to share here is, since the normal GP can not help, we went to seek advise from a famous Chinese Physician here. She prescribed 2 types of oral powder capsules and a mixture of Chinese herbs to rub on the body for 3 days. It obviously helps to relieve much of the allergy into the 3rd day. The allergy came back again after 3 days we stopped the application.
I called up the physician this morning for consultation, her advise is to continue with the medication and bathing in order for it to take effect and cure the allergy altogether. I hope this will help my daughter to recover from this nasty allergy which has been giving her many sleepless and stressful nights.
Here is how the Chinese herbs and medication look like :
Herbs powder in capsule form, to be taken once after dinner. I do not know what herbs mixtures it contains. The name of this Chinese medication is called "海中宝" or "Treasure in the sea" meant to treat skin problem.
Another type of powder in capsule form which is good for relieving heatiness, sore throat & fever. It is to be taken after breakfast once a day.
2 important Chinese herbs : Red rice and "Mat Zhao"
Mixture of Chinese herbs. Boil in a pot of water for 15 minutes, the solution will be in bright burgundy in colour, let cool till slightly higher than body temperature, add in 1/3 bottle of the Rice wine..wipe all over the body, do not rinse after applying it.