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12 Effective Home Remedies to combat sneezing


12 Effective Home Remedies to combat sneezing


What are the causes  of sneezing?

Preventive measures to fight sneezing:

1. keep away from allergens:

2. increase your immunity levels:

3. fight with water:

4. keep your hands clean: Home remedies for sneezing:

5. ginger:

6. fennel seed:

7. eucalyptus oil:

8. vaseline:

9. fenugreek seed:

10. tamarind:

11.Salt Water:


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All of us, at some point, have experienced episodes of non-stop sneezing. While there is nothing serious about sneezing, long bouts of frantic sneezing could actually end you up in a hospital for lack of breath. Instead of visiting your doctor, why not try a few simple home remedies for sneezing? They work and are quite simple too. Before going on to the remedies, let us know what exactly causes the sneezing so that you can help yourself with the right remedy. What are the causes sneezing? Sneezing could be an irritation, but it is one of the best ways to expel all of your body's unwanted bacteria and germs. Several factors trigger this spontaneous reaction. Here are some of them:


Preventive measures to combat sneezing: 

1.Keep away from allergy triggers: there could be a certain amount of foods that could be the factor behind the sneezing fits. Keep a vigil on such foods and avoid those as soon as you confirm your doubts. Frozen foods, refrigerated drinks, carbonated drinks, pasta, gluten-rich foods, peanuts, dairy products - these are some of the most common allergy-triggering factors. There are people who might be allergic to latex gloves or even chalk dust. Prevention is always better than cure. So, keep away from this trigger.


2. increase your immunity levels:

Boosting your immunity levels prevents frequent recurrences of allergy-triggered sneezing episodes. Vitamin C can help you do this. Guavas, peppers [yellow, red and green - with red list leading], lemons, oranges, watermelon, Indian gooseberry, broccoli and berries - all these give you this immunity boosting vitamin. Alternative - pick up pure vitamin C supplements at your nearest pharmacy. According to doctors, you need 500 mg of vitamin C daily. 100 grams of red peppers gives 349% of the recommended value of this vitamin.


3. fight with water:

Water hydrates you and prevents sneezing triggered by dried nasal passages. Drink a glass of lukewarm water. Water flushes out toxins, cleanses the body and provides relief. You can even wash your face with water when sneezing. I really don't know how it works, but it has very often helped me get out of the sneezing spell.

Washing Hands

4. keep your hands clean:

clean your hands with soap and warm water as soon as you return home. This will prevent germs and dust from coming into contact with your nose and solve sneezing if you are allergic to dust or other chemicals. You can also use a chemical and fragrance free sanitizer, distanced at regular intervals for guiding the trigger. Home Remedies for sneezing:

 5. Ginger:

As for a stuffy nose, ginger does a good job at slowing down your sneezing episodes. This is a very effective home remedy for sneezing. Consume it raw or in a concoction make along with honey and swallow. This pale yellow-colored root has its wonders due to its antihistaminic properties. It prevents the respiratory tract from contracting and facilitates sneezing. You could try your hand at a cup of sizzling hot ginger tea flavored with a little honey. If you have a cold and sore throat along with sneezing, ginger is sure to push them away too. Running short of fresh ginger? Dried ginger powder could also come to your rescue. Prepare a concoction ½ tsp dried ginger powder by smoldering with ½ tsp black pepper powder, 2 crushed cardamom seeds and a pinch of cinnamon tea. Flavor with jaggery or honey, and enjoy your way and relieve a runny nose sneeze.

6. fennel seeds:

Fight off the sneezing triggered by your upper respiratory tract infection with fennel seeds. Packed with antibiotics, antiseptics and antihistamine properties, a handful of these dry roasted seeds could be used along with ginger to stop your sneezing. Alternatively, prepare by smoldering two teaspoons of crushed seeds in water, strain, making a strong concoction, sweeten with honey, and enjoy your way for instant relief.

7. eucalyptus oil:

this will come to your rescue if the trigger is a stuffy nose or allergy due to dust. Add a few drops of pure eucalyptus oil on your handkerchief and sniff the nasal passage to clear while the sneezing loosens up. One of the best home remedies for sneezing and cold. [ Read: Benefits of eucalyptus oil for health ] 8. petroleum jelly: This is another time tested remedy that is effective on adults and children alike. Put a little petroleum jelly in the nasal passages with clean hands. It will moisten the dried passages, prevents sneezing.


9. Fenugreek seeds:

These tiny, golden brown seeds have innate antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and helps you tide through those irritating spells triggered around sinusitis. Prepare tea with a teaspoon of roasted fenugreek seeds infused in water. Simmer for about 10 minutes, strain and drink your way to get rid of swollen sinuses. You can add a little honey as Only fenugreek tea tastes bitter.


10. Tamarind:


This is not very popular but comes with amazing benefits, especially when used along with black pepper powder. Prepare a tamarind black pepper soup and drink your way to relieve your cold and scare away your sneezes. Soak a small gooseberry sized tamarind piece in warm water for half an hour. Extract the liquid and 2 cups of water, 10 to 12 curry leaves, 1 tbsp black pepper powder, rock salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, lower the flame, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the tamarind loses its raw flavor. You can drink this concoction as such or have it along with rice. The spicier the soup is, the faster the results will be. [ Read: Health benefits of tamarind ] Sneezing, if seasonal, cannot be prevented by taking appropriate measures. Identify the trigger behind these involuntary reactions and then choose the remedy. Trial and error and preventive measures - that's what works best for sneezing.

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11. salt water

The use of salt water can be for allergic rhinitis is one of the simplest and easiest home remedies. What you need to do: Mix salt (1 teaspoon) and a pinch of baking soda in hot distilled water (2 cups). Use a nasal bulb and next snort a small amount of the mixture into one nostril. Then let the mixture flow through your mouth or through the other nostril. Blow your nose gently to remove excess mucus and solution. Follow the same procedure with the other nostril. It is suggested that this treatment a few times a day until your condition improves. You can also buy a saline solution in a pharmacy and use it in the same way.

12. steam

Steam inhalation is also considered one of the most effective home remedies for allergic rhinitis. Most importantly, it will help to eliminate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as runny nose, sneezing and sore throat. What you need to do: The first step is to boil water in a large bowl. Besides add essential oils (3 or 4 drops) of your choice, such as peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus or tea tree oil. Secure your head with a towel, then watch the bowl closely. Breathe deeply the steam for about 5 to 10 minutes and finally blow the nose gently. You better to repeat several times a day until you fully recover. Steam inhalation is not suitable for small children. Therefore, a bath or hot shower will help a lot.

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