Home Remedies for common cold & Allergic Rhinitis, their causes, differences and Ayurvedic Treaments

 

Common cold and Allergic Rhinitis (also known as Hay fever or Seasonal rhinitis or perennial rhinitis) are the most common conditions that affects most of the population.Common cold (also known as naso pharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza or a cold) is caused due to Viral infection of the upper respiratory system, whereas Allergic Rhinitis is caused due to allergens like Pollen, Animal hair, Dust mite, cockroach, pillows. Although the symptoms are similar there are few differential diagnosis that helps us in finding out whether it is a common cold or an allergy.

Hay fever is a seasonal allergic rhinitis which usually triggers in the spring, summer or early winter and is also known as seasonal Rhinitis. It is usually caused due to the airborne triggering factors like pollens or mould spores.

Hay fever is a very common condition and affects 1 in 5 people in Australia.Perennial Rhinitis is caused all over the year and is usually caused due to the allergens that is always present like dust mite, animal hairs, cleaning agents.

 

What is the most common differences between common cold and Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

 

 

Ayurvedic Treatment for cold/Allergic Rhinitis/Hay Fever

 

According to Ayurveda, Common cold or seasonal cold is known as Pratishaya. The main Doshas involved are Kapha and pitta along with increased toxins (Ama) in the body.The treatment depends on the dosha predominant.

 

Home Remedies for Cold or Allergic Rhinitis/Hay Fever

 

 

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