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10 Home Remedies To Stop Sneezing (We Have Not Known Of # 7)
It happens to all of us at one time or another – you start sneezing and you just can’t stop. Just when you think it’s over, another couple sneaks out. It can be both embarrassing and annoying. If you are someone who suffers from allergies, you may go through this experience on a regular basis.
The good news is there are home remedies that you may not be aware of that could put an end to an unexpected bout of sneezes. Even better news is that they actually work. Some may require an item you could keep close by so you have access to it whenever you need it. Some remedies require no extra items at all. Once you check them out, find out which remedies work for you so you never have to end up losing control of your sinuses again.
Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that can do wonders to help you stop sneezing. It is considered a flavonoid and it prevents you from sneezing because it keeps you from generating histamines. If you don’t have any histamines, you won’t be sneezing. They sell quercetin in supplements at the health food store but you can also get it through certain foods. If you prefer a more natural method of getting your antihistamine add any of these foods to your diet: tomatoes, black tea, red onions, and apples.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is also considered a natural antihistamine that will help your body reduce that amount of histamines you have and ultimately reduce your chances of sneezing. If you want to add more vitamin C to your diet you can take a vitamin C supplement. You can also enjoy a glass of orange juice or warm water with lemon juice mixed into it. Additional foods high in vitamin C include grapefruits, strawberries, papaya, pineapple, kiwi, mango, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts.
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3. Tea with honey and lemon
An easy way to cut down on your sneezing naturally is to sip on a cup of hot tea that has honey and lemon in it. The lemon juice will give you a solid dose of vitamin C and the anti-bacterial properties of the honey will help with the sneezing as well as attack your cold or allergy symptoms as well.
4. Blow your nose
Here is a simple way to stop your sneezing bout without any extra preparation. Next time you start to feel like you are going to sneeze get out a handkerchief or a tissue and blow your nose. When you do this, it will remove the very irritants that are causing you to sneeze, such as bacteria, mucus, and any pollen or allergens.
5. Pressure points
There are points around your face and head that you can apply pressure to, that as a result, will stop your sneezing in its track. Start with your upper lip and take your thumb and finger and push your lip up to your nose. You will lose the feeling of having to sneeze. Next, you can try putting pressure on your ear lobe. Pinching your nose quickly can stop a potential sneeze from occurring. If none of those work, try pinching your eyebrows together. Any of these should help to cut down on your sneezing.
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6. Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth
Here is something you can try in a subtle manner – take your tongue and try to reach the top of your mouth whenever you feel like you are going to sneeze. Don’t get discouraged, it could take up to 10 seconds for it to make that sneezing feeling dissipate.
7. Black pepper
You might wonder how black pepper could make you stop sneezing when usually it makes you start sneezing. A mixture of warm water and a half tablespoon of black pepper mixed in can help you stop sneezing. If you have a regular problem with sneezing, you can drink this beverage a couple of times each day. If you are sneezing because of a cold you can gargle with lukewarm water and black pepper. And adding black pepper to your salads and soups will help reduce your sneezing bouts.
8. Steam bath
If you want to completely clear out your nasal passages, a steam bath will help to get everything out and greatly reduce your chances of having a sneezing attack. When you take in dust and allergens your body begins to generate antibodies which in turn cause your body to produce histamines which are what makes you sneeze. Take a large bowl and fill it with very hot water. Put it on a table in front of you, place a towel over your head as you hold your face over the steaming water. Keep your face over the bowl for as long as you can and you will enjoy clear sinuses and be able to breathe without any congestion.
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Ginger is one of those food items that has a number of healing properties with eliminating sneezing as one of its remedies. You can take a couple of teaspoons of ginger extract two times a day until you no longer have your sneezing under control. If you prefer you can take a piece of ginger root, cut it into thin slices, and make a tea with it by steeping it in a cup of boiling water. You can add some honey and sip it before you go to bed so you won’t sneeze throughout the night.
If the smell of garlic doesn’t bother you, it can be used to clear out your nasal passages so you won’t sneeze. Create a paste using five cloves of garlic then just breathe it in. If you enjoy the taste of garlic, adding it to the foods you eat will also help keep you from sneezing. Soups, salads, and pasta dishes always taste better with garlic and you can also roast cloves making a nutty spread you can use to make garlic bread.