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Alternative/Complemntary Treatment
    of Anaphylaxis
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Alternative / complementary treatment of anaphylaxis

People who are prone to an anaphylactic reaction to a known allergen should ensure they have their medical alert bracelet and medical kit with them at all times in case of emergency.

There are no alternative/complementary treatments for anaphylaxis because it is a serious, life threatening condition which requires emergency conventional treatment only.

The following alternative/complementary strategies should be used to try to strengthen the immune system only and should be discussed with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to try these.


There are a few herbs which may help to strengthen the immune system (care needs to be taken if administering any type of herbal or other supplement as there could be an allergic reaction if the person is really sensitive to everything - always consult a doctor):


Studies show that there are several vitamins which could be beneficial to increase the strength of the immune system:


Studies show that there are several minerals which could be beneficial to increase the strength of the immune system:


Other nutrients

Studies show certain nutrients have a beneficial effect on reducing length and severity of symptoms

Dietary modifications

Dietary modifications should be adhered especially when there are severe food sensitivities present:

Lifestyle modifications

There are a number of lifestyle modifications that can be followed to reduce severity and duration of symptoms:

Alternative treatments

Always ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 18 November 2007 || Last updated: 12 March 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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