Top 7 Effective Home Remedies for Allergic Rhinitis

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Home Remedies for Allergic Rhinitis

What is Allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is a condition when you are allergic to some things, in other words allergic rhinitis is used to call an allergic type when you eat or inhale something that triggers the allergic symptoms because the food you eaten was allergic to you or some thing got in your windpipes which caused allergic symptoms when you inhaled.

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis

The common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include swollen or watery eyes, itchy nose with muscle congestion and sneezing.eczema- symptoms such as having extremely dry, itchy skin, excessive fatigue, hives etc.

The treatment for allergic rhinitis should be taken because if it gets out of controlled it can cause inability to sleep, development and worsening of asthma symptoms and frequent headaches.

Factors causing allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis can be caused by many reasons but the main cause is allergens such as:

pet dander

grass pollen

tree pollen

An allergen is an otherwise harmless substance that cause an allergic reaction. When our bodies come in contact with allergens histamine is released, This chemical cause allergic rhinitis and its symptoms.

Another factor that can cause allergic rhinitis is history of allergy within the family.

Well, allergic rhinitis is long term problem and itself cant be prevented, but can be controlled, if we can improve our immunity, but how?

We cant trust antihistamines from the market. Sometimes using antihistamines causes side effects and Complications can also arise from anti-histamines side effects. Commonly drowsiness occurs, other side effects include headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. In rare cases, antihistamines can cause gastrointestinal, urinary or circulatory effects. Now we will discuss some home remedies to control allergic rhinitis and strengthen our immune system.

1. Sting Nettle

Sting nettle is a antihistamine and anti inflammatory agent and it is very effective in relieving symptoms like itching, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, etc. If used in proper way sting nettle can get you rid of allergic rhinitis.

How to use-
  • Have a tablespoon of dried sting nettle leaf steeped in a cup of water.
  • Wait for some time, strain it well and add honey, then drink it.
  • Drink it twice or thrice a day until the change starts to appear.
  • Pregnant woman and young children cant use it.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is anti inflammatory, it has antioxidants and immune boosting properties. It relieves symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as dry mouth, cough, congestion, sneezing, etc. Turmeric can also be taken with milk to reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

How to use-

  • Mix raw honey and around 6 spoons of turmeric and keep it in an air tight jar.
  • Whenever you have trouble with allergic rhinitis, take one spoon of turmeric and raw honey mixture two times a day.

3. Ginger

Considered as one of the most effective home remedies for allergic rhinitis. Ginger is anti-bacterial, anti viral and anti- inflammatory substance and its properties are immune boosting. Ginger can help you get rid of allergic rhinitis symptoms like cough, runny nose and headache or nasal congestion.

How to use-
  • Take some cloves of garlic, a cinnamon piece and crushed ginger in some boiling water.
  • Strain it, put it in some lemon juice and honey and consume it at least three times a day.
  • Keep doing this till you see any positive changes in the condition.
  • You can chew some ginger pieces couple of times a day, it’s also a working way to prevent allergic rhinitis.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has anti-histamine and antibiotic properties. It supports the reducing of allergic symptoms and helps us in bringing down the allergic rhinitis. It help us getting rid of a headache, nasal congestion, sneezing. Apple cider vinegar boosts your immune system, which directly controls the allergic rhinitis.

How to use-
  • Take a glass of warm water and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add lemon juice and honey in it.
  • Drink it three times a day until a positive change in condition is seen.

5. Probiotic

Probiotics are the promising home remedy for controlling allergic rhinitis, The probiotic called ‘lactobacillus acidophilus’ can help reduce the frequency and severity of allergic rhinitis symptoms.it reduces symptoms like sneezing,headache, dry mouth etc.

 How to use-
  • Buy a high Probiotic supplement that has one to four billion organisms per capsule, take these capsules for a week once in the morning and once in the evening.
  • Another way to make this work is by eating Probiotic yogurt on the regular basis. This will boost your immune system and your body will become protected against allergies.

6. Saline Water

If saline water is used as a nasal wash, it will help you wash away the mucus from the nose, this will decrease the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Saline water is the easiest and proven home remedy for allergic rhinitis.

 How to use-
  • Add one spoon of salt and a very little of baking soda in a Luke warm water and stir it well.
  • Snort a little amount of this solution into nostril and let this water drain out of the mouth or another nostril.
  • Blow the nose to get rid of the excess of mucus in your nose.
  • Do this several times a day until positive result appears.

7. Oil Pulling

oil pulling is  home remedy in which irritants are drawn out of your body, these irritants cause allergic rhinitis.

Oil pulling is beneficial as it also remove harmful toxins to improve our overall health.

How to use-
  • Take a spoon of coconut oil or sesame oil in your mouth and move it around for some 15 minutes.
  • After sometime spit it out and rinse mouth with Luke warm water.
  • Repeat this every morning, before brushing and keep doing till results begin to show up.

These 7 home remedies for allergic rhinitis are proven scientifically and all of them are easy to use and personally tested. Allergic rhinitis cant be prevented but, it can be controlled. A little of management and precautions, and you can live a happy and healthy life.

 

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