Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis: Natural remedies and prevention

The allergic rhinitis is a common disorder among the population. This allergy is triggered when the body comes into contact with a specific agent (usually harmless), recognizes it as an enemy and sends specific antibodies into action to eradicate the alleged threat.

Among the most common allergens that cause rhinitis, dust mites and animal fur. The symptoms instead vary from person to person and can become more or less intense. The main ones are …

  • Difficulty breathing, runny nose, frequent sneezing and itching of the respiratory tract.
  • The allergic osse persistent, which may also take awake during the night hours.
  • Red and inflamed throat, difficulty in swallowing.
  • Allergic conjunctivitis: accompanied by intense tearing, photosensitivity and itching.
  • Widespread fatigue, urticaria, anxiety, general malaise, dermatitis and headache.

Precautions to be taken

The first effective remedies for allergic rhinitis are those simple precautions that allow you to get in contact with the allergen as little as possible. The first thing to do then will be to carry out an allergy test to understand what is the cause of the problem.

If rhinitis is triggered by dust mites, symptoms may be present practically all year round, at more or less intense stages. It is important to try to ventilate the rooms well, to keep them as clean as possible and to dust frequently. The use of carpets is not recommended, because they trap dust. Prefer eco-leather sofas so that you can dust them and prevent mites from settling.

If the cause is the fur of the animals, the ideal would be not to live in contact with them and maybe keep them in a garden. When the person already has a dog or cat and has always kept it with him, at home, he will have to at least try to keep it away from the bedroom and those places where he stays more frequently during the day.

Finally, if allergic rhinitis depends on the pollination of the plants, it is first important to know the pollen calendar and identify the period in which there is a greater diffusion of the “offending” particles. At this point, it is important to avoid the places where pollen is most concentrated, being careful not to go out in particularly hot and / or windy moments of the day.

Remember that pollens are transported very far and therefore, even if there are no plants involved in the vicinity, you should avoid keeping the windows open when the pollination is greater and hanging clothes in the open air, but always prefer the dryer.

Allergic rhinitis, natural remedies

There are no specific medicines capable of curing allergic rhinitis, but only some drugs that help alleviate and prevent symptoms, such as antihistamines. Over-the-counter ones may not work if the symptoms are at a more advanced stage, so the doctor may advise and prescribe drugs that block histamine, also reducing the discomfort.


Now, let’s see what are the natural remedies against rhinitis capable of making its symptoms less invasive. First, start adopting some good habits, such as: avoid smoking so as not to further irritate the nose and eyes. Do not drink alcohol, which stimulates the production of mucus. Take daily showers and often change clothes so as to avoid prolonged contact with the allergen deposited on the fibers of the clothes and the skin.

Among the remedies for allergic rhinitis of a preventive nature we find …

  • Licorice, goes to inhibit the release of histamine
  • Omega 3, reduces inflammation
  • Propolis, blows the respiratory system
  • Manganese, excellent for strengthening the immune system and making it less sensitive to the allergen.
  • Avoid consuming chocolate, peanuts, tomatoes, eggs and dried fruit. They are all foods that contribute to worsening symptoms.

One of the main remedies for allergic rhinitis is to adopt a healthy and varied diet. Consume seasonal fruits and vegetables, legumes and fish. Significantly reduce the consumption of processed and prepackaged foods. Food supplements are also useful, such as that based on seed oils and black currant, flax seeds, magnesium, B vitamins and bioflavonoids. Basil and mint oil can also be used to reduce nasal congestion and lavender to relax.

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