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How Can You Manage Common Allergies?

MD - General Medicine, CCEDM, Fellowship In Neurology & Stroke, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Internal Medicine Specialist, Navi Mumbai
How Can You Manage Common Allergies?

Allergies are a reaction of your immune system to any foreign matter, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom, and not everyone is affected in the same way.

Antibodies are substances produced by your immune system to protect you from harmful invaders that can cause infections or make you ill.

The immune system produces antibodies when it comes into contact with allergens. Your immune system can recognise any allergen as threatening even if it’s not. As a result, your skin, airways, digestive system or sinus gets inflamed.

Allergies can vary greatly in severity—from mild irritations to anaphylaxis (a likely life-threatening emergency). Allergies are mostly incurable; however, there are various treatments available to alleviate allergy symptoms.


Common triggers of allergy include:

  1. Airborne allergens, such as mould, dust mites, animal dander and pollen.

  2. Certain foods, especially milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, soy, wheat, tree nuts and peanuts.

  3. Insect bites, such as wasp stings or bee stings.

  4. Medications, specifically penicillin-based antibiotics or penicillin.

  5. Latex, or any allergen you touch, causes skin infections.


Symptoms of allergy depend on its type.


Treatments of allergy include:

  1. Avoiding Allergens: Your doctor can help you take necessary steps to recognise and avoid the allergens that trigger allergies. This is usually the most relevant step in the prevention of allergic reactions and reduction of symptoms.

  2. Medicines to Lower Symptoms: Eye drops, nasal sprays or oral medications are commonly prescribed to reduce reactions and alleviate symptoms.

  3. Immunotherapy: If the allergy is severe or other treatments fail to relieve symptoms, allergen immunotherapy is recommended. In this treatment, you get injected by a number of clarified allergen extracts over the years.

  4. Emergency Epinephrine: If your allergy is severe, your doctor will provide you with an emergency epinephrine shot that you can carry with you everywhere.

Homoeopathy For Allergies!

Dr. Kanchan Pandey 92% (50 ratings)
Homeopath, Delhi
Homoeopathy For Allergies!

Homoeopathy is a natural and sophisticated therapy of medicine that treats each individual based on their healing ability. For example, if two individuals are suffering from the same kind of illness, they may receive different composition depending on how their body would be expected to react. It is recognised as a world's second largest therapeutic system by WHO(World Health Organization). Homoeopathy is suitable for all kind of people and works on the principle "Like Cures Like".

An allergy occurs when your immune system responds to a foreign substance. Various types of allergy occur in our day to day life. Some are seasonal and others are throughout the year. Many of seasonal allergies can be treated with Homeopathic therapy.

The most common allergies are:

  1. Dust Allergy: Dust allergy mainly occurs when the surrounding is not clean and clutter free. Dust mites are the small microorganisms that eat dead skin from the human that leads to allergy. Some of the symptoms of dust allergy are stuffy and running nose, itchy and red eyes, coughing and shortness of breath
  2. Food Allergy: A food allergy occurs when the body's immune system responds or reacts to a substance in a portion of food and it is most common in toddlers than adults. 90% of food allergy occurs due to milk, egg, peanuts, grains, soy, oats and many more. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe which include - vomiting, diarrhoea, shortness of breath, trouble to swallow, pale skin and dizziness. One can use homoeopathic treatment along with conventional medicine as per practitioner advice and it has no side effects. In fact, homoeopathy therapy strengthens the body's immune system.
  3. Skin Allergy: Skin allergy is very common in children and adults. Some of the factors include- soaps, shampoos, detergents, metals, exposure to sunlight. Most common skin allergies are Eczema and hives which are to be treated when it last longer. Symptoms of skin allergy are rashes, itching, blisters, redness of skin and burning. Homoeopathy treatment is the most effective way to treat skin diseases. Homoeopath suggests the medicine based on your physical, mental and emotional ailment to heal the problems and it also helps to repair the whole body.
  4. Drug Allergy: The allergy that is caused due to medications is termed as drug allergy or medicine allergy. It commonly occurs in people having a sensitive immune system. The doctor advises you to stop medicine that doesn't suit you when you are affected with drug allergy. Symptoms are rashes, itching, skin colour changes to pale yellow and vomiting. Homeopathy can help reduce sensitivity to medications and bad effects of medicines.

Homoeopathic treatment has its own natural system apart from conventional medicine. It uses substances from plants, minerals and animals to heal illness. Homoeopaths observe Person’s emotions and personality and then prescribe the medication to heal and repair the whole system of the body. Doses are given to a patient based on the current condition.

One can undergo homoeopathy treatment to get cured completely and live a happy and long life.

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Allergy - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

Dr. Pahun 95% (7416 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
Allergy - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

The onset of winter brings with it chilly and dry winds. For some, it’s the time to enjoy the chill weather with hot water baths and soothing drinks, and for others it’s time to brave the long persistent cold and flu like symptoms which cause sickness and discomfort.

People who are allergic to the winter season can catch a cold on the slightest exposure to cold air. Sometimes, it’s difficult to ascertain whether it is cold or an external allergen. In people prone to winter allergies, the allergies are mainly caused due to the allergens present in the environment. Mostly, winter allergies are also caused by the same allergens that are triggered in the summer season.

Thus, people who have some or the other form of seasonal allergy is likely to suffer from allergies as the season changes.

  1. Pet dander (flakes of skin in an animal's fur or hair) allergies are believed to escalate in winter since pets are mostly indoors during this season. The best way to deal with this is keeping the pet’s area clean and dry, washing and changing of the bedding regularly, and avoiding physical contact as much as possible.
  2. Dampness of clothes, blankets and shoes at home can be an allergy trigger for many people. The best way to control this type of allergy is to keep damp clothes and shoes in sun for some time. However, this may not work in many countries with extreme cold climates, which lack sunshine in their environment.
  3. Decaying leaves and other yard waste can cause allergies due to mould and mildew. Mopping and sweeping the floors and garden can help alleviate the problem to some extent.
  4. Dry climate can cause irritation in the nose and throat. It’s important to replenish the body with adequate liquids and water rich fruits and veggies. It’s important to choose your drinks wisely. Too much tea or coffee can also dehydrate the body. Go for ginger lemon honey infused in warm water for best results.
  5. Allergy symptoms can also be caused due to too much moisture in the environment. It can give rise to a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Thus it’s best to avoid sitting in a moist environment for long.
  6. Sinus congestions are also common during the winter season. Steam inhalation and hot showers can help relieve the symptoms and provide relief.

Whether you are allergic to pets, moisture, dampness, dry weather or chilled winds, the thumb rule is twofold—to understand what triggers your allergies and to avoid your exposure to those allergens. As we all know, allergies have no cure and they need to be managed. Drugs also help in controlling the allergy symptoms to some extent. However, it’s best to prevent them as far as possible.

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Symptoms And Causes Of Allergies

MD - Homeopath, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Symptoms And Causes Of Allergies

Allergies, or allergic reactions, are common occurrences which are caused by unnatural reactions between your body's immune system and foreign substances which have gained access into the body. When these substances, known as allergens, enter your body, your immune system produces antibodies which are responsible for warding off unwanted substances like harmful viruses or diseases and helping in the body's overall resistance.

However, when your antibodies identify a particular allergen as harmful, when it really isn't, a reaction occurs which may lead to inflammation or infection of the skin, sinuses, the digestive tract and the respiratory tract, among others.

Allergies usually differ from individual to individual and can vary from mild skin irritations to fatal life-threatening emergencies.


Symptoms of allergies depend upon a wide range of factors which are subjective and vary from person to person and from allergen to allergen.

Depending upon the type of allergen involved and the nature of the allergy, symptoms may include any of the following:

1. Sneezing
2. Running nose
3. Severe itching
4. Swollen or red and watery eyes
5. Hives
6. Rashes
7. Facial swelling
8. Wheezing
9. Flaky skin which can peel off

These symptoms are common in mild to moderate allergies such as atopic dermatitis, hay fever, drug or food allergies. There are certain rare cases (say, scorpion stings), however, in which the allergic reaction turns out to be potentially life-threatening. This type of reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Here are its signs and symptoms:

1. Intense shortness of breath
2. Lightheadedness
3. Nausea and vomiting
4. Loss of consciousness
5. Skin rashes
6. Weak pulse
7. A significant drop in blood pressure


The main cause of allergies is the uncontrolled reaction between the immune system's antibodies and harmless allergens. Allergic reactions are triggered when antibodies, like histamine, come into contact with particular types of allergens. These may include:

1. Airborne allergens - pollen, mold, or dust mites
2. Insect stings - bee stings or scorpion stings
3. Certain eatables - peanuts or sea food
4. Medications - penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics
5. Latex or other substances which are responsible for causing allergic skin reactions

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Homeopathy: One Of The Best Cures For Allergy!

Dr. Neelu Gautam 89% (73 ratings)
Homeopath, Indore
Homeopathy: One Of The Best Cures For Allergy!

Allergy is a strange response or expanded reaction to specific substances. The affected individual shows signs and symptoms when presented to these substances, which are safe to non-hypersensitive people. The principle explanation behind this is hypersensitive people make a unique type of neutralizer called immunoglobin E (IgE), which can respond to certain substances in a destructive way. These substances which lead to the discharge of IgE antibodies are called allergens. The response amongst allergen and IgE antibodies causes the arrival of histamine, which creates hypersensitive side effects in the skin, the nose, the eyes, the neck, and so on.

Homeopathy has proven to be a great cure for allergies. In fact, it is one of the best cures. Here are some of its cures:

  1. Apis Mellifica: Apis Mellifica is the top regular Homoeopathic prescription to treat the hives or rash because of the unfavourably allergic responses. This Homeopathic medicine is the best solution for all instances of allergy-induced hives that result in continuous itching with pain and stinging sensations. The patient may get relief from icy applications. The skin is delicate to touch and swelling goes with the rash.
  2. Arsenic Album: Arsenic Album is the top Homeopathic medication for treating nasal sensitivity when there is a non-stinky and thin release from the nose with a tonne of sniffling. This might be joined by watery eyes and a smouldering sensation.
  3. Natrum Mur: Natrum Mur is a natural Homeopathic drug that is exceptionally advantageous for the treatment of both nasal and skin sensitivities. The critical pointers for utilising Natrum Mur in nasal sensitivity are a running nose with wheezing and trouble in relaxing. In skin allergies, Natrum Mur is the perfect Homeopathic solution for continuous itching that for the most part deteriorates in a warm room and gets better on the outside. A desire to eat salt is typically noted in every one of the patients requiring Natrum Mur.
  4. Sulfur: Common Homeopathic drug Sulfur is the best solution for skin allergies with extreme tingling and smouldering sensation. The skin more often than not stays dry and the patient gets relief from scratching it. The sole sign for selecting Homoeopathic drug Sulfur includes a desire against showering, an unfortunate and grimy looking skin, temptation for desserts and most extreme warmth in the entire body.

Some other homoeopathic solutions for allergies include:

  1. Histamine – hypersensitive to tidy, solid scents
  2. Natrum Mur – hypersensitive to bread; acidic sustenance
  3. Kali Bich – hypersensitive to lager; beer
  4. Sepia – hypersensitive to warm climates
  5. Hepar Sulph – susceptible to cod liver oil
  6. Carbo Veg – Allergic to headache medicine; terrible mixers, salt spread, rotten foods, poultry products
  7. Sulfur – susceptible to bacteria
  8. Bryonia – susceptible to castor oil
  9. Nux Vom – adversely affected by espresso
  10. Apis Mel – adversely affected by the warmth
  11. Arsenic Album - Allergic to cool beverages; organic products; spoiled sustenances, iodine
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Corneal Diseases - 10 Facts About It!

Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
Corneal Diseases - 10 Facts About It!

The cornea is a highly organized and advanced tissue present in the eye. It is one of the few tissues in the body that doesn't contain any blood vessels. It nourishes itself from the aqueous humor (or tears). The cornea has three different layers with two membranes embedded in it. Every membrane has its own set of functions.

Here is a list of 10 important facts about the cornea and corneal diseases:

  1. The cornea plays a pivotal role in helping the eye to focus on the light rays that enter it. Approximately 70 percent of the focusing power comes from the cornea. The cornea, along with the lens, is responsible for reflection and refraction in the eye.
  2. The epithelium is the outermost layer of the cornea. It restricts the entry of foreign particles into the eye and absorbs oxygen. This membrane is followed by the Bowman's membrane. The third layer is known as the stroma. It is responsible for the eye's elasticity and strength. The fourth layer is called the Descemet's membrane. This is a protective layer that safeguards the eye from any injury. The last layer is known as the endothelium. The primary task of this layer is to pump excess fluid into the other layers of the eye.
  3. Tears play a key role for an eye to function properly. Tears have three layers, namely lipid, aqueous and mucin. It helps the eye to heal any possible wounds and infection.
  4. The cornea, for the most part, heals by itself. Deeper injuries of the cornea can result in vision loss. Some of the common symptoms of corneal diseases are light sensitivity, pain in the eye, redness and reduced vision.
  5. The most common of eye allergies are caused due to pollen. This often happens when the weather is dry or warm. Some common symptoms include burning sensation, redness, tearing and stinging.
  6. The eye encounters a condition called 'dry eye' wherein the quantity of tears reduces, thereby creating a problem for lubrication. An ophthalmologist should be immediately consulted if this condition is encountered.
  7. Corneal dystrophy is a condition that clouds the cornea. It is a gradual progression and often affects both the eyes. It is usually inherited and can affect healthy individuals as well.
  8. Keratoconus is an eye condition that thins the cornea over a period of time. It is mostly prevalent among young adults. This condition results in changing the shape of the cornea and development of an outward bulge.
  9. Shingles is a recurrence of the viral infection caused by the Vatic El - La Zoster Virus. This virus has the capability to remain dormant inside the eye. It can become active after many years of dormancy and affect the cornea by travelling through the optic nerve. Doctors mostly prescribe an oral antiviral treatment to avoid inflammation.
  10. Some advanced treatment for corneal diseases includes corneal transplant surgery, anterior lamellar keratoplasty and endothelial lamellar keratoplasty
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Allergies Due To Medications On The Skin

Dr. Clinic Eximus 87% (48 ratings)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Allergies Due To Medications On The Skin

All drugs carry within themselves the potential to treat and to harm. Side-effects of medicines are a common phenomenon, with variation in the intensities. Sometimes they are minor and do not require medications; however at other times they may require urgent attention and treatment.

Some allergies caused due to medications that primarily affect your skin are :

1. Itches and rashes 

Sometimes your body may be allergic to certain type of medications. If these drugs are taken by you then the immune system treats them as foreign invasions and triggers a reaction against them. In certain cases, on consuming a drug that your body is allergic to, a kind of white blood cells called T cells expand. Itches, rashes on the skin are common repercussions in such a scenario.

2. Swelling of the face and the throat

Often it happens that, on being administered a medicine or an injection, you may experience severe swelling of face and throat. This is an extreme case of medicinal side-effect and is commonly known as anaphylaxis. This must be immediately treated and brought to the notice of a trained doctor. 

3. Blisters

This is also an important potential side-effect of a drug. On being administered a drug, you may experience an erosion on the surface of lips and eyes as a reaction against it. Immediate treatment and a visit to a doctor are imperative if you experience these symptoms. 

4. Swelling of the tongue

If you have high blood pressure and if you take angiotensin converting enzyme, a swollen tongue and persistent cough can be a possible side-effects. 

5. Flushing and itching

You may suffer from symptoms of flushing and itching as a possible side-effect of the intravenous dyes that are used in the X-rays.

Skin Allergy - Homeopathic Treatment To Get Rid Of It!

Dr. Archana Agarwal 93% (306 ratings)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Skin Allergy - Homeopathic Treatment To Get Rid Of It!

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, which measures about 2 square metres, that is approximately 22 square feet. Skin is not just the longest organ alone in our body, but also has numerous amazing roles which most of us don’t realise actually. It not only protects our body from chemical, harmful radiations and sun. It also acts as a major storage area of energy, synthesizes vitamin D and the best indicator of any disorder in your digestive and immune system. But most of us don’t identify the warning signs that our skin shows from the initial stage unless it becomes more severe and start to show drastic skin changes or allergies.

Homeopathy is the system of medicine, which not only identifies the problem of skin from the root level but also understands the nature of skin of each individual and treats the skin allergies without causing any harmful side effects. As allergies are not common for everybody it is very much necessary to identify the skin nature of every individual and the type of allergen by which the person is affected. Thus, homeopathy way of treating is best for skin allergies. Here are few best remedies for skin allergies used in homeopathy

  1. Apis Mellifica: It is the best remedy for hives and utricarial rash. It can be used for any type of allergies with severe burning, itching sensation and rashes
  2. Natrum mur: Natrum mur is the commonly used homeopathy medicine for nasal and skin allergies
  3. Sulphur: It is the top most natural homeopathic medicine for treating the skin allergies. It shows wonder in relieving the excessive itching and burning sensations.
  4. Rhus toxicodendron: It is used for treating person with eczema in which the person develops numerous vesicular rashes along with itching, swelling and tingling sensation over the affected area of skin.
  5. Arsenicum: It is used for treating psoriasis, chronic uriticaria and chronic eczema.
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एलर्जी का घरेलू इलाज - Allergy Ka Gharelu Ilaaj!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
एलर्जी का घरेलू इलाज - Allergy Ka Gharelu Ilaaj!

एलर्जी एक ऐसी समस्या है जो कभी भी किसी को भी हो सकती है. लेकिन इसके साथ मजेदार बात ये है कि आज आपको जिस चीज से एलर्जी नहीं है जरुरी नहीं की कल भी हो. इसे इस तरह से भी कह सकते हैं कि एलर्जी किसी भी तरह से हो सकती है.

आइए इस लेख के माध्यम से एचएम एलर्जी से निपटने के लिए कुछ घरेलु इलाजों के बारे में जानें ताकि इस विषय में लोगों में पर्याप्त जागरूकता फ़ेल सके.

1. बिच्छू बूटी
बिच्छू बूटी मौसम के अनुसार होने वाली क्रोनिक एलर्जी के लिए बेहद प्रभावी है. प्राकृतिक एंटी हिस्टामिन होने की वजह से बिच्छू बूटी शरीर के हिस्टामिन के उत्पादन को बंद कर देती है और फिर आखिर में कई एलर्जी के लक्षणों से आराम दिलाने में मदद करती है. सबसे पहले एक कप पानी में एक चम्मच सूखे बिच्छू बूटी की पत्तियों को डाल दें. पांच मिनट तक इस मिश्रण को उबलने के लिए रख दें. फिर इस मिश्रण को छान लें और अब इसमें थोड़ा शहद मिलाकर पी जाएँ. इस चाय को पूरे दिन में दो या तीन बार ज़रूर पियें.

2. हल्दी
हल्दी में करक्यूमिन होता है जो डीकन्जेस्टैंट की तरह काम करता है एलर्जी के लक्षणों को दूर करने में मदद करता है. इसके साथ ही हल्दी में प्रभावी एंटीऑक्सीडेंट और सूजनरोधी गुण होते हैं जो इसका इलाज जड़ से करते हैं. एक साफ़ कांच के जार में छः चम्मच हल्दी पाउडर और शहद डालें. अच्छे से इस मिश्रण को फिर चला लें. एलर्जी सीजन के दौरान पूरे दिन में दो बार इस मिश्रण को एक एक चम्मच ज़रूर खाएं.

3. लहसुन
लहसुन में प्राकृतिक एंटीबायोटिक होते हैं जो एलर्जी के लिए काफी प्रभावी है. लहसुन के एंटीवाइरल और प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने वाले गुण डॉक्टर से आपको दूर रखते हैं. एक या दो हफ्ते के लिए रोज़ाना दो या तीन लहसुन की फांकें खाएं. अगर आपको लहसुन की गंध अच्छी नहीं लगती तो आप डॉक्टर से पूछने के बाद लहसुन के सप्लीमेंट्स को ले सकते हैं.

4. पेपरमिंट
पेपरमिंट में सूजनरोधी, एंटीऑक्सीडेंट और एंटीबैक्टेरियल गुण होते हैं जो एलर्जी रिएक्शन को कम करते हैं. पेपरमिंट चाय बनाने के लिए, सबसे पहले एक चम्मच सूखे पेपरमिंट की पत्तियों को एक कप पानी में पांच के लिए उबालने को रख दें. फिर इस मिश्रण को छान लें और ठंडा होने के लिए रख दें. अब इसे पीने से पहले इसमें एक चम्मच शहद भी मिला लें. जब तक आपको लक्षणों से निजात नहीं मिल जाता तब तक पूरे दिन में दो या तीन बार पेपरमिंट चाय का मज़ा लें.

5. भाप से फायदा
भाप एलर्जी के कई लक्षणों से राहत दिलाने में मदद करता है. ये इरिटेटेड साइनस से राहत दिलाता है साथ ही नाक की नली से भी बलगम और अन्य इरिटैंट को भी साफ़ करता है. इसके लिए पानी को भाप निकलने तक उबालें. अब इस पानी को किसी बड़े बर्तन में कर लें. फिर उसमें तीन से चार बूँद नीलगिरी तेल, पेपरमिंट तेल, रोज़मेरी या टी ट्री तेल की डालें. अब अपने सिर पर तौलिये को रखें और बर्तन के पास ध्यान से झुक जाएँ. फिर दस मिनट तक गर्म पानी से भाप लें.

6. नींबू
नींबू एक प्राकृतिक एंटीहिस्टामिन है और विटामिन सी का एक एक अच्छा स्त्रोत भी है. इसमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट के गुण भी होते हैं. ये एन्टिटॉक्सिन की तरह भी काम करता है. नींबू एलर्जी की समस्या के लिए बेहद फायदेमंद है. मौसम के अनुसार एलर्जी शुरू होने से पहले रोज़ाना सुबह रोज़ एक कप पानी में ताज़ा नींबू का जूस निचोड़कर पीना शुरू कर दें. जब तक एलर्जी सीजन चला नहीं जाता तब तक रोज़ाना इस मिश्रण को पीते रहें.

7. नमक का पानी
रोज़ाना नाक को सलाइन से साफ़ करने से राइनाइटिस एलर्जी के लक्षणों को सुधारने में मदद मिलती है. सबसे पहले एक चम्मच बिना आयोडीन युक्त नमक लें और चुटकीभर बेकिंग सोडा लें और फिर इन्हे एक चौथाई गर्म पानी में मिला दें. फिर मिश्रण को ठंडा होने के लिए रख दें. अब सिंक की तरफ झुके और अपनी एक नाम में इस मिश्रण की दस बूँदें डालें. फिर इस मिश्रण को या तो नाक से निकाल लें या मुँह से निकालें.

8. गर्म पानी
एलर्जी के स्त्रोत से छुटकारा पाने के लिए गर्म पानी से नहाएं और बाहर से आने के बाद अपने बालों को अच्छे से धो लें. इसके साथ ही गर्म पानी से नहाने से आपको साइनस को खोलने में भी मदद मिलती है जिससे आप आसानी से सांस ले पाते हैं. गर्म पानी आपको राहत देता है और सोने में भी मदद करता है. तो ये है ड्रग फ्री तरीके जो आपकी एलर्जी का इलाज करने में मदद करेंगे. हालाँकि अगर लक्षण ज़्यादा बढ़ने लगे तो अपने डॉक्टर को ज़रूर दिखाएं.

9. शहद
ज़्यादातर लोगों ने ये कहा है कि लोकल शहद खाने से उन्हें एलर्जी सीजन के लक्षणों से राहत मिलती है. मधुमक्खियों द्वारा बनने वाला लोकल हनी एलर्जी को दूर करने में मदद करता है. एलर्जी सीजन के लक्षणों से राहत पाने के लिए पूरे दिन में तीन या चार बार एक या इससे ज़्यादा चम्मच शहद ज़रूर खाएं. अच्छा परिणाम पाने के लिए एलर्जी सीजन शुरू होने से एक महीना पहला आप ये लोकल शहद खाना शुरू कर दें.

10. सेब का सिरका
सेब का सिरका एलर्जी के लिए बहुत ही पुराना उपाय है. इसके एंटीबायोटिक और एंटीहिस्टामिन गुण एलर्जी रिएक्शन का इलाज करने में मदद करते हैं. ये एलर्जी के कारणों का इलाज करता है और जल्दी जल्दी आने वाली छीकों, बंद नाक, खुजली, सिर दर्द और कफ के लक्षणों को भी ठीक करता है. एक चम्मच सेब के सिरके को एक ग्लास पानी में मिलाएं. फिर इसमें एक चम्मच ताज़ा नींबू का जूस और एक या आधा चम्मच शहद मिलाकर पी जाएँ.

10 Fruits You Must Be Having On A Daily Basis!

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
10 Fruits You Must Be Having On A Daily Basis!

Fruits are a superfood category of their own. They are the powerhouse of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and an excellent contribution to your diet. Here are ten fruits you should be eating daily:

  1. Apples: There is a reason why an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are filled with antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fibre and quercetin. Antioxidants boost your immunity and the fibre provides you with energy and maintains a healthy bowel, while quercetin has anti-allergy and antihistamine (compounds which curb the effects of histamine, primarily used to treat allergies) properties.
  2. Grapes: Grapes contain an antioxidant named resveratrol, which prevents heart diseases and premature aging of your cells. In addition, they are also great sources of folate and vitamin B6, C and A which contribute to a healthier immune system.
  3. Bananas: Bananas have low sodium and high potassium levels. Thus, they are extremely beneficial in maintaining blood pressure and preventing strokes. Bananas also contain protease inhibitors, which prevent stomach ulcers (protease is a digestive enzyme that produces acid).
  4. Strawberries: Strawberries might be small, but they do pack a lot of nutrients! A handful of strawberries daily can prevent diabetes type 2, inflammations and heart disease. They are also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
  5. PapayaPapayas contain a substance called ‘papain’ which is an incredible digestive stimulant. They also contain large amounts of folate, which helps in proper DNA repair and synthesis.
  6. Oranges: Oranges provide you with vitamin C and potassium, which are essential for enhanced muscle and digestive functions. The membrane between orange segments contains hesperidin, which has been proven to reduce cholesterol.
  7. KiwiKiwi contains more vitamin C than oranges which grants them the ability to prevent DNA damage and also help reduce risks of developing cataracts.
  8. Blueberries: Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants which aid in fighting cancer and macular degeneration (an eye disease which results in vision loss). They also contain compounds that protect you from urinary tract infections.
  9. Lemon: Lemons contain citric acid, which effectively lowers cholesterol and cuts down on body fat. Citric acid is also an excellent digestive stimulant. Also, the refreshing scent of lemons reduces anxiety, nervousness and fatigue.
  10. GrapefruitGrapefruit is an excellent appetite suppressant, which cuts down on your cravings. It also contains a soluble fibre named ‘pectin’, which lessens the development of atherosclerosis (build-up of cholesterol and fats on the walls of the artery). However, refrain from consuming grapefruit if you are on prescription medications.
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