ALLERGIES can be extremely annoying, especially when something triggers them.
Reactions can vary in severity, but for people with mild allergies that cause sneezing, it can be very frustrating.
Sneezing is what happens when the nose is irritated, generally due to allergies.
While sneezing is helpful for trying to get rid of whatever has been irritating your nose, if you just can’t stop, there are some tricks you can try.
Avoid the triggers
Figuring out why you’re sneezing might take some painstaking detective work, but it could really help to settle your nose.
If you recognize what irritates you, you can avoid it as much as possible.
It also means you can quickly flush your nose if you accidentally hit the trigger to try to prevent a sneeze.
Triggers can be pollen, dust, mold, air pollution, spices.
Treat the allergies
Don’t suffer in silence — about a third of people have seasonal allergies that cause sneezing.
That means you can tackle it with antihistamines, which block the body’s response to an allergen.
They can also relieve nasal swelling, which will also help stop sneezing.
Doctors can also prescribe medication if your allergies are severely affecting your life.
Use nasal spray
These sprays can help your nose get rid of the particles that have been irritating it.
It can be the key to stopping a sneezing fit.
However, experts say that for them to be effective, you need to use them consistently throughout the season you know you suffer the most.
Get a humidifier
If your nose dries up, it becomes even more irritated.
But using a humidifier can help prevent this and keep your nose happy.
They’re especially good if you live in a dry or cold climate, but can provide relief from allergens.
Strengthen your immune system
Linda Khoshaba, NMD, Founder of Natural Endocrinologist Specialists AZ narrates insider: “Get plenty of vitamin C and zinc to build your immune system and reduce the effects of allergies and reduce the risk of infection.
“By increasing your intake of vitamin C, you may be able to reduce the amount you sneeze in general.”
By increasing your vitamin intake, you become healthier and therefore can even stave off a bug that could lead to more sneezing.
have a tea
Camomile tea is full of antihistamines that can keep sneezing under control.
A cup before bed not only helps you sleep better, but it also reduces irritation.
The expert adds, “It can be a great way to combat sneezing by reducing the total amount of histamine in your body.”
Say no to spices
Spicy food can encourage sneezing.
If you find that even a small amount causes your nose to explode, you may have a condition called gustatory rhinitis.
This can cause swelling or irritation in your nose, which triggers sneezing.
If you find that a particular food — like curry, onions, black pepper — irks you, it’s best to avoid it.
It’s surprising, but apparently overeating can cause sneezing.
It’s not clear why this happens, but scientists have discovered a condition known as the snatiation reflex.
This is related to a full stomach.
Turn off the light
There’s a genetic condition that means you sneeze when you’re exposed to bright light.
It’s called the photic sneeze reflex and could be due to a more sensitive reaction in the visual cortex.
It is thought to affect between 18 and 35 percent of people.
If you’ve noticed that you sneeze more often in bright areas, try wearing sunglasses or a hat when moving from dark to light.
blow it out
If you think you can feel a sneeze, try grabbing a tissue and blowing your nose.
according to dr Khoshaba: “Blowing your nose can help clear the nasal cavity of the irritant.”
The best way to blow your nose is to try to exhale gently through one nostril at a time.
Another trick to stop sneezing is to hold your nose lightly.
This only works if you do it when you feel a sneeze.
If you do it while you’re already sneezing, you can damage your eardrums and nose.
use your tongue
Pressing your tongue against your teeth or gums when you think you might sneeze could stop the sneezing.
It’s not clear why it works, but it seems to override the action.
However, if you have an irritant in your nose or lungs, it’s best to sneeze it out.
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