I'm 33yrs old, I have been suffering from allergy for the last 15 yrs. mostly I suffer from breath congestion. Please tell me what should I do?

Remedy for allergy and breath congestion 

Allergy means altered reactivity. Allergen is the substance which is responsible for initiation of allergy. When our body gets exposed to allergy, certain adverse immunological reaction takes on the body tissue leading to a condition called allergy. Allergy occurs when the body tissue is sensitive to allergen. Certain allergens are dust particles, pollen, vaccines, serum, poisonous plants and foods. Common food allergens are present in milk, eggs, wheat, citrus fruits, chocolate, cola, legumes, corn, fish, shellfish and some spices. Some of the symptoms of allergy are dizziness, high fever, headache, and migraine, swelling on the face, asthma, shortness of breath, nervousness and irritability.

Remedies that can be useful for allergy are:

  • Avoid foods like tea, coffee, cola drinks, and foods containing preservatives or food additives.
  • Add five drops of castor oil to half a cup of fruit or vegetable juice or water. Have this early in the morning on empty stomach. This can bring relief from those suffering from allergies of nasal passages.
  • Consuming 100 mgs of Vitamin B5 everyday for a month can be useful for those suffering from allergies.
  • If you are not allergic to citrus fruits, having lime juice wherein 1\2 teaspoon of limejuice is added to a glass of luke warm water and 1 tsp honey everyday for several months can be useful.
  • Certain vegetable juices like 500 ml carrot juice or in combination of 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices and 300 ml of carrot juice can be taken once daily.
  • Reducing stress is important for reducing allergies. Certain relaxation techniques, meditation or breathing exercises can be beneficial.


answered by J M

Remedy for allergy and breath congestion 

One thing that brings relief in cases of chest congestion is steam. You can heat a pan of water and once it comes to boil, add some eucalyptus oil to the hot, steaming water and inhale it for a period of 10-15 minutes. This is very useful in making the thick mucous watery, and will clear out your nasal passages. You can also try rubbing the eucalyptus oil on your chest in order to obtain relief. Apply a few drops of the same to your handkerchief and inhale the vapors released for instant relief from a blocked nose. Just spending a extra few minutes in the bathroom after you have had a hot shower can also feel soothing, as the steam in the bathroom can work in the same way.

Drink lots of hot fluids to clear out the congestion. Drink many glasses of water everyday and the thick mucous will become watery. This leads to an opening of the nasal passages and reduced congestion in the respiratory tract. Avoid having milk or other dairy products as these can lead to formation of more mucous. Instead replace your daily dose of milky tea or coffee with herbal teas. You can try plain green tea, chamomile tea, or any herbal tea that is easily available in the area you live in. You can also drink glasses of honey-sweetened lemon juice or barley water to increase your intake of healthy fluids.

As this seems to be a long-standing ailment you should visit a medical practitioner to determine what causes your allergy. There are various irritants that can lead to the symptoms you describe. You could be allergic to dust, pollen or some other allergen. While you try to ascertain and treat the root cause of your allergy and congestion you can do the above mentioned to relieve the symptoms.

answered by G R

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