Non-allergic rhinitis, also called vasomotor rhinitis, is a condition that leads to the expansion of blood vessels inside your nose. The vasomotor symptoms are similar to allergic rhinitis, however difference lies here – vasomotor does not involve the immune system and isn’t affected by any allergens. The exact causes are unknown but certain external triggers can worsen the condition. There’s no definite non-allergic rhinitis treatment…however, avoiding the triggers as well as essential home remedies can relieve the symptoms.
What Is Vasomotor Rhinitis?
Vasomotor rhinitis is characterized by sneezing and a stuffy nose which are perennial vasomotor symptoms. The problem isn’t fatal but it’s definitely unpleasant. Also, the triggers might include strong fragrances, polluted air, weather change, medicines or certain kinds of food.
What Are The Vasomotor Rhinitis Causes?
The causes include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Chronic ear infection
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
- Strong odor and fumes
- Changing weather
What Are The Vasomotor Symptoms?
The vasomotor symptoms are:
- Rhinorrhea (watery discharge from nose)
- Nasal congestion
- Stuffy nose
- Uncontrollable sneezing
Vasomotor Rhinitis Treatment
1. Tea Tree Oil For Vasomotor Rhinitis.
In a pot of boiling water, add a few drops of tea tree oil. Use this as a steam pot. Lean forward and inhale the steam. Repeat the process twice every day. Tea tree oil helps cleanse your nasal passages and you’ll eventually get rid of the infection.
2. Horseradish Is Effective For Non-Allergic Rhinitis.
Blend and prepare a healthy juice with horseradish roots and a lemon. The vitamin C content present in the ingredients strengthens your immunity and clear the symptoms to a great extent. Drink the juice once every day for positive results.
3. Cayenne Pepper With Licorice Heals Vasomotor Symptoms.
Grind licorice into a fine a powder, and then mix pepper powder and turmeric in equal quantities. Take one tablespoon of this mixture and boil it in a cup of water. Drink it warm three times a day or until you see the symptoms subside.
4. Garlic And Cloves Relieve The Symptoms.
Take about 10 garlic pods and 10 cloves, crush them slightly and add this to two glasses of water. Boil the water until it reduces to half. Add a pinch of salt and drink it thrice every day.
5. Tulsi Tea Cures Vasomotor Rhinitis.
In a glass of boiling water add 4-5 basil leaves and let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Strain the water and drink the tea. This is a much better option than drinking having any caffeinated drinks.
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