Do you want to know how to stop a sneeze? Well, you’re in the right place.
However let me begin by saying, sneezing is normal. It is one of the things that come along with being human.
Frustratingly, sometimes that sneeze can turn into multiple sneezes, which can turn into multiple sneezes every hour.
This situation, which most people have experienced can be troubling but worry no longer let me share with you some tips on how to stop a sneeze. So your nose can finally feel alive again.
And if you think that a sneeze briefly stops your heart, it doesn’t so don’t worry. Calm down, relax, and enjoy these tips.
Why Do Humans Sneeze?
Other than to just encouraging regular suffering and inconvenience, sneezes occur due to irritation of the mucous membranes of your nose and throat. This process is much more complicated than it sounds, if you want to know more, click here.
At the same time, sneezes though they can be annoying and painful to you, they are rarely ever a serious problem to be concerned with.
There are many causes of a sneeze, allergies, dust, pollen, mold, smoke, a cold or the flu. Although there is no real cure to these causes, follow these tips so you can lessen the impacts that a sneeze has on your life.
Why Is Garlic So Great?
Garlic is truly a magnificent specimen. It has so many health benefits associated with it, and to me at least it tastes great.
See whenever I used to have a sore throat my mom would recommend me to eat some raw garlic. At the time, I wasn’t very accustomed to ancient remedies.
However, given my circumstances, and being out of cough syrup. I decided to give her advice a try, and I hate to say it but like always she was right.
The thing is garlic is made of strong antibacterial properties that work just as efficient if not sometimes more effective than common cold and allergy medicine. This method worked for my sore throat, but I decided to experiment by treating my runny and sneezy nose.
Making a garlic paste out of about 5 cloves I inhaled the strong smell, and it was very strong but more importantly helpful.
It worked. The experiment was a success, and it helped clear my runny nose that stopped me from sneezing all day long.
Have You Tried Fennel Tea Yet?
What is fennel tea? Have you heard about it?
Probably not. But don’t worry, allow me to explain.
“Surprisingly,” fennel tea is yet another one of those antibacterial remedies that help treat infections, sore throats, and has many more benefits. If you are interested in knowing more about fennel tea, click here.
I started drinking fennel tea several months ago during the winter. I wanted to try it out, recommended by a friend I thought to give it a shot. As the Winter and Spring seasons tend to be the worst for me because of illnesses and allergies.
For optimal benefits in reducing sneezing, I would recommend drinking 2 cups of fennel tea daily.
However, you must keep the seeds soaked in boiled water but remember not to insert the seeds before the water is boiling. The amount of time I usually keep my seeds soaked is 15 minutes after that I use a strainer to separate the seeds and then pour myself a cup and enjoy breathing through my nose.
What About Chamomile Tea?
Ok. Well now you know what fennel tea is and why it’s so great, please tell me you know what chamomile tea is.
Don’t know? Ok fine, I will tell you, don’t worry.
So chamomile tea like most teas has been used as a natural remedy since ancient times. However, the biggest purpose of the tea was to help with sneezing caused by allergies.
Allergy season is among us, and even if it wasn’t chamomile tea is the way to go for sneezing problems.
So how do I prepare chamomile tea?
Well, it’s pretty simple.
Take one teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and one cup of boiling water, insert the flowers in, and stir for a few minutes. You can add honey to the mix if you enjoy it. Honey will help add better taste and more benefits, so don’t shy away from it.
After that, you are ready to drink and get rid of those painful symptoms.
Like fennel tea, I recommend drinking 2 cups daily for the best results.
Peppermint oil is one of the best ways to treat sneezing and runny noses.
It consists of many antibacterial properties that help treat your symptoms naturally.
All you have to do is get a small bottle of peppermint oil, boil some water and then add five to seven drops of the oil.
After that is done take a towel large enough to cover the steam coming from the pot and inhale the steam, this will help relief and clear your nose.
At the same time, I have heard that eucalyptus oil can also contribute to reducing sneezing associated with colds or nasal irritation.
Overall, peppermint oil does work, I have tried it, and it cleared my nasal passages and left me feeling a whole lot better when my allergies were kicking in.
This oil like peppermint oil probably goes unnoticed for most of the population, but it shouldn’t.
It consists of not just antibacterial properties, but also antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, and it is very vital in eliminating sinusitis.
The oil has two key ingredients, carvacrol, and thymol. Both these ingredients are very crucial because they help to strengthen our immune system.
Incorporate two to three drops of oregano oil into water or your favorite healthy drink daily until you start feeling relief from your sinus congestion and sneezing.
Some Black Pepper Won’t Hurt You.
Now whoever said black pepper would make you sneeze is right, but it is a paradox in which it will also help you not sneeze, (depending on if you sniff or eat/drink black pepper).
The plus side of not just helping with sneezing, black pepper also helps with a runny nose.
So What Do I Do With The Black Pepper?
So take one-half tablespoon of crushed black pepper powder add it to some warm water, and drink a cup of that at least 3 times a day.
Another suggestion I would make is gargling that mixture of black pepper in warm water to help fight viruses and bacteria that you might have inside you.
I personally have tried this method as well, and I approve, it was helpful for me.
Have Some Ginger. It’s Good For You.
Ginger is so underrated that it is not a joke.
It has so many valuable benefits to it, and ginger is one of those super ancient home remedies that still proves to be useful in modern day society, sometimes more helpful that our current medicine.
So take about 2 teaspoons of ginger extract once or twice a day, I recommend at night because it will help prevent you from staying awake all night due to sneezing.
After you cut the ginger into small pieces and boil them in a cup of water for a few minutes, you are welcome to add honey, trust me like I mentioned it helps to add more benefits and better taste.
I have eaten ginger for as long as I can remember due to my mom always incorporating it into our meals, and I am grateful that she does as it is so beneficial and not just at stopping sneezing. Ginger is a must.
Vitamin C Is Like No Other.
Do you like papayas? I do, but it’s ok if you don’t there are many other fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C out there that will help you get it naturally.
So how is vitamin C helpful if you have a sneezing problem because it contributes to lowering the production of histamine in our bodies which control our sneezing.
So the next time you are suffering from a common cold, get a good dose of something that is high in vitamin C. The antioxidant properties found in those fruits and vegetables will help reduce the production of histamine, which will contribute to dwindling your sneezes.
Everything aside from that, getting enough vitamin C is crucial so don’t underestimate it.
If All Else Fails, Saline Solution.
Sometimes, our sneezing situation is so bad that we can’t stop or maybe you just rather use a saline solution to stop sneezing, either way still works.
By using saline solutions to rinse our nose, it helps clear the clogged up nasal cavities or passages naturally.
The warm water found in a saline solution helps to relief the nose because it loosens up the irritated mucous membranes which reduce the inflammation in the nose.
Personally I use saline solution whenever I have allergies, so basically every spring, and I am glad to say it has helped me every year. I would definitely recommend you try it out.
Sneezing can be very annoying and painful especially when it’s allergy season.
However, using the tips I listed above you can better deal with your sneezing so you can enjoy your day like you were meant to.
I hope now you know how to stop a sneeze.
Comment below and share your experiences.
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