What is sneezing?
Sneezing is a sudden and forcible expulsion of air from the nose and mouth. It occurs when the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity gets irritated.
The nose helps clean the air that goes to the lungs by trapping irritants like dust and germs in the mucous (produced by the mucous membranes). When these irritants manage to enter the sensitive mucous membrane, they may cause sneezing. By aiming to treat the cause of sneezing, homeopathic medicines like Sabadilla Officinalis, Allium Cepa, Aralia Racemosa can bring about a complete recovery.
Sneezing is the body’s response to remove irritants from the nose and throat. In most cases, it occurs without warning.
Although an uncomfortable and troublesome condition, it is not usually considered to be a serious health concern. Homeopathic medicines for sneezing work by stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
Homeopathic Treatment of Sneezing
Homeopathic medicines are made from naturally occurring substances. They are safe to use and do not cause any side effects. They help improve associated symptoms like nasal discharges, nasal irritation, burning sensation in eyes, itchy eyes, eye discharge, etc. The appropriate homeopathic medicines for sneezing are decided by analyzing individual symptoms. They work by restoring the body’s natural healing mechanism.
Homeopathic Medicines for Sneezing
Sabadilla Officinalis – Homeopathic medicine for violent sneezing.
Sabadilla Officinalis is a homeopathic medicine used for the treatment of violent sneezing. The chief guiding feature that calls for the use of this medicine is violent sneezing accompanied by a runny nose. Other symptoms may include coryza, pain in forehead, itching, stuffy nose and tickling in the nose.
Allium Cepa – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing due to Hay Fever/Allergic Rhinitis.
Allium Cepa is a homeopathic medicine indicated in cases where sneezing occurs due to hay fever/allergic rhinitis along with profuse, acrid nasal discharges. Other associated symptoms that point towards the use of this homeopathic medicine for sneezing include a burning sensation in the nostrils, excoriation of the nose and upper lips and a feeling of lumping the nose. It is also used in cases where sneezing gets reduced in the open air and worsens in a warm room.
Aralia Racemosa – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing due to exposure to a draught of air.
Aralia Racemosa is a homeopathic medicine that is used to treat sneezing which primarily occurs from exposure to the slightest draught of air. Other symptoms that indicate the use of this medicine include watery, excoriating nasal discharges, nasal obstruction, smarting sensation and soreness in the nostrils.
Arsenic Album – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing with a runny nose.
Arsenic Album is a homeopathic medicine indicated in cases where a runny nose accompanies sneezing. Other symptoms that point towards the use of this medicine include a thin, watery, almost acrid nasal discharge. Excoriation, itching-burning sensation in the nose, nasal blockage and frequent coryza coupled with extreme weakness are some associated symptoms. These symptoms tend to worsen when the affected person is outdoors.
Phosphorus – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing due to exposure to strong odors.
Phosphorus is the homeopathic medicine indicated in cases where sneezing gets triggered by exposure to strong odors. Some other symptoms include headache, coryza, and feeling of fullness in the nose. A bad smell from the nose, a yellow-green, blood-streaked discharge, and sneezing (that gets worse with exposure to smoke) are other indicators that point towards this medicine.
Natrum Mur – Homeopathic medicine for early morning sneezing episodes.
Natrum Mur is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for sneezing that occurs early in the morning. Along with sneezing, a thin discharge from nose and hawking of mucous may also occur. Other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine include coryza, dry nostrils, difficulty breathing and swelling of the nasal mucous membranes.
Arundo Mauri – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing with itching nostrils.
Arundo Mauri is a homeopathic medicine used in cases where sneezing is accompanied by itching in the nostrils. Itching at the roof of the mouth may also be noted. Other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine include a burning sensation in nostrils, pain at the root of nose and loss of smell. Sneezing with coryza, with a watery discharge that turns greenish, is another characteristic symptom that calls for the use of this medicine.
Euphrasia Officinalis – Homeopathic medicine for sneezing with watery, itchy eyes.
Euphrasia Officinalis is a homeopathic medicine used in cases where watery, itchy eyes accompany sneezing. Other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine include burning sensation, swelling, and redness in eyes, non-irritating nasal discharges, fluent coryza during daytime and obstruction of nasal cavity at night. The nose may also be sensitive to touch.
What are the causes of sneezing?
The causes of sneezing are variable. One major cause is a nasal allergy, also known as allergic rhinitis/hay fever. The most common allergens in case of allergic rhinitis are pollens, dust mites, molds, and dander.
Other causes of sneezing include influenza, inhalation of dust or cold air, exposure to air pollution, consumption of spicy food, certain medicines and use of corticosteroid nasal spray.
What other symptoms accompany sneezing?
There are certain symptoms associated with sneezing, and these vary from case to case. They include coryza, nasal blockage, and itchy, watery eyes. In some cases, conditions like a sore throat, headache and fever may also appear.