Fatigue, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, coughing, headaches, sneezing over and over again — all of these are the classic symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It is not serious, but this allergic reaction to dust mites, mold spores, pollen and animal dander can definitely bug you!
The intake of antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops and painkillers prescribed by your doctors are some of the medical remedies for a bout of allergic rhinitis. Definitely, you should keep yourself from coming into contact with allergens that make your immune system spring into action like crazy.
You may also opt for a few home remedies for allergic rhinitis so that you may be able to manage the symptoms more effectively. Some of the things that may be done to deal with your condition can be found below.
Flush the Nasal Cavity
One of the most effective all-natural remedies for allergic rhinitis is flushing out excess mucus in the nasal cavity with saline solution. For this, you need to have saline solution (something you can buy at the local pharmacy store or make at home by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm distilled water) and a nasal bulb. You may also get your hands on the so-called neti pot if you don’t want to use a nasal bulb. Tilt your head to one side and, using the tool of your choice, introduce some saline solution into one nostril and let it flow out of the other. Do this a couple of times a day.
Inhale Some Steam
This home remedy helps in breaking down mucus, permitting you to breathe more comfortably. All you have to do is grab a large basin and pour hot water in it. Place your face above the basin and drape a towel over your head. Start inhaling the steam. There’s a simpler alternative to this: step foot in the shower, close the door, turn on the hot water and inhale away.
Drink a Cup of Ginger Tea
Ginger is an herb revered for its ability to cure and provide relief to so many ailments, and allergic rhinitis is one of them. A cup of ginger tea works as a natural antihistamine that suppresses the allergic reaction going on in your body. Drinking it can help provide relief to symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and even that pesky headache. All you have to do is allow a teaspoon of grated ginger to steep in a cup of hot water. You may add some honey if you like.
Chew Raw Garlic Cloves
Another herb that is proven to be effective against allergic rhinitis is garlic. You can attain relief from the various symptoms of allergic rhinitis simply by chewing on 2 to 3 cloves of garlic daily. You may also steep grated garlic in a cup of warm water. Make this anti-allergic rhinitis drink taste better by adding a teaspoon of honey.
Guzzle Down Apple Cider Vinegar
There are many problems that can be relieved by drinking a glass of lukewarm water with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar dissolved in it, and allergic rhinitis is one of them. Guzzle down the mix up to 3 times a day until you attain much-needed relief. Remember to use a straw and gargle right after to help keep your pearly whites from being eroded.
Drink Milk with Turmeric
Turmeric is known to have amazing antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. This is why the said herb can be used as a wonderful home remedy for allergic rhinitis. All you have to do is dissolve a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm milk and bottoms up! Not a fan of milk? You may simply mix a teaspoon of turmeric with a teaspoon of honey and swallow. Take this age-old solution for allergic rhinitis a couple of times a day.