Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sneeze, Sneeze ... Aha now you can Stop!

Ahouch...Sneeze Sneeze Sneeeze. Isn't this one of the commonest disorders that crops up now and then to most people? More often than not, it is easily mistaken for common cold when it may actually be "Nasal Allergy". Hence it is important for those who sneeze continuously to understand the distinction between Nasal Allergy and Common Cold.

I happened to notice a Twitter activity about nasal allergy recently and was tempted to tweet about it So, threw my hat into the ring. It was truly an eye opener.

We frequently find ourselves suffering from runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat and frequent rapid sneezing - few very common symptoms of Nasal Allergy, and worse still, they appear all at once! More often than not we mistake it for common cold wherein they appear one at a time. Also, along with common cold we experience fever and body ache, not so in the case of Nasal Allergy. Yet another difference between common cold and nasal allergy is that in the former condition, mucus is thick and yellow whereas in the latter it is clear, watery and thin.

Here are some home remedies for Nasal Allergy:

Remedy # 1
Mix a spoonful of Ragi flour (Finger millet flour) and turmeric powder. Put the powder over burning coal. Inhale the fumes that appear on putting the powder.
It is easier to inhale the fumes if you cover your head with a thick towel or woolen blanket.
Turmeric powder alone can also be put on burning charcoal and fumes inhaled.
It is advisable not to drink water for about 4 to 5 hours after inhaling the fumes.

Remedy # 2
Put a clove in the mouth and keep swallowing the juice. Repeat this at least 3 or 4 times a day.

Remedy # 3
Be on fast one whole day. Keep drinking hot water with lemon juice at regular intervals.

Remedy # 4
Prepare kashaaya (acerbic solution) using 24g of Ragi flour and 6g of Turmeric powder. While it is boiling, add a camphor crystal (powdered) to it. Inhale the fumes by covering your head with a woolen blanket or thick towel.

Remedy # 5
Mix 12g of jaggery and 3g of pepper powder in 48g of curd. Drink this twice a day for 2 to 3 days.

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