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Ten Simple Home Remedies For Allergy

November 07, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 703

Allergy is everywhere. It can attack you at any time. It is your body that becomes sensitive to allergies and causes reactions. Modern life style and climatic changes due to global warming can cause allergies easily. It is advisable to know about your allergic conditions and be on the alert to prevent them in time.

         

Allergens are everywhere in all seasons. Pollen of spring, smog of summer, falling leaves of autumn and the dust of winter along with so many other factors cause allergy. Change of season brings its own brand of allergy triggers and irritants which differ from person to person. Anything can be an allergy to any person. It all depends on his body condition. But allergies are caused mostly by pollens, dust, cosmetics, animal hair, poisonous plants, serums, vaccines and drugs. Some times, allergies can result even from over exposure to physical agents, such as heat, cold and sunlight.

The symptoms caused by allergies range from a continuous, annoying postnasal drip to a full-scale, coughing sneezing-itchy-eyed allergy attack. Sometimes these allergies may turn life-threatening and become a matter of grave concern. But there are many simple home remedies for common allergies that can alleviate some of sniffling and sneezing and prevent you from such grave developments.

Ten Simple Home Remedies For Allergy

1) Cover nose and mouth while going out

Outdoor allergens, such as billons of particles of pollen and other such similar substances, pollute the air especially in spring. Hence it is safer to cover the nose and mouth while going out. Humidification equipments are available to get relief from dust and pollen allergy.

2) Cumin seed and ginger for food allergy

This is very good for food allergy that occurs after eating fish, egg or chocolate. Just chew some cumin seed and ginger and swallow the juice. You will feel the immediate relief.

3) Castor oil for food allergies

Drinking a mixture of castor oil prepared by mixing five drops of this oil with half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice or plain water can relieve any kind of food allergy. This mixture should be drunk early in the morning, on an empty stomach.

4) Garlic a ready cure for insect allergy

Apply garlic juice to the allergies caused by insect bites. Take one or two cloves of garlic and press it hard on the bite place so that the juice may be applied on it.

5) Application for skin allergies

A natural home remedy to cure skin allergy is to mix lemon juice with coconut oil and apply this mixture on the affected area. A mixture of poppy seeds, water and lime juice can also be used.

6) Henna leaves for itching

Henna leaves can be used for local application for itching. They are good for application on the itching area of some kind of allergies.

7) Sandalwood paste application for itching

The best home remedy that has proved successful would be a paste of sandalwood and limejuice. This paste can be applied on the affected area. It will relieve itching and provide you a soothing effect. Application of mashed almond leaves or a paste of garden mint on the affected area also has proved to be effective.

8) Intake of Vitamin C

Dr. Robert Cathcart MD, who pioneered the technique of taking Vitamin C to bowel tolerance says that Vitamin C is one of nature's miracles and he recommends it for curing allergies. He has treated thousands of patients with allergies, the vast majority of whom gained significant relief from Vitamin C. The best choice for Vitamin C can be citrus fruits.

9) Vegetable salad for running nose

Most of the allergy symptoms are sneezing, tearful eyes, and running nose. They can be treated at home itself by using the remedies commonly available at home. A salad of garlic and onion is one of the effective remedies for allergies. They contain Quercitin which is used in the treatment of allergies. Vegetables and fruit salads are good remedy of all allergies as both of them contain antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties.

10) Build up immune power to fight with allergies

Generally children have allergies because of their weakness in immunity. It is reported that most of the children are allergic to certain food items such as peanut, egg and fish. It can be dealt with positively by building up the immunity.

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