Allergy is an exaggerated response of our immune system to external substances or agents called allergens and that, for some reason, our body identifies as harmful and rejects them.
Allergic cough is a type of persistent dry cough that arises when the individual comes into contact with the allergenic substance, which can be dust (house dust), cat or dog hair or pollen from flowers and trees, by example.
This type of cough is more common in spring and autumn, although it can also arise in the winter because the environments tend to be more closed at this time of year, generating accumulation of allergenic substances in the air.
The allergy occurs when a substance or agent (allergen), harmless for most people, is identified as harmful by our immune system and triggers an allergic reaction, which can sometimes be an allergic cough.
The most common are:
- Allergic conjunctivitis: affects the eyes. It usually presents tearing, itching, redness, stinging or swelling.
- Asthma affects the bronchi. It is usually accompanied by coughs, dicks and choking.
- Inflammation of the mucosa of the nose: course with congestion, runny nose, itching, and sneezing.
- Itchy skin or hives accompanied by redness, edema, and erythema.
To relieve allergic cough there are different home remedies, such as humidifying the environment well with a humidifier, which combined with specific medications will help us reduce these symptoms, making living with allergy more bearable.
Natural syrup for allergic cough
Homemade syrups are an excellent option to relieve symptoms related to allergic cough. Carrot syrup with honey or oregano are excellent options to combat the symptoms of allergic cough since these foods have properties that help reduce the cough reflex.
If you have several allergy symptoms, we recommend that you use an antihistamine product that decreases them.
Home treatment for allergic cough
A good homemade treatment for dry cough, which is one of the characteristics of allergic cough, is to take a honey syrup with propolis daily, as it will keep the throat region clean and hydrated, thus decreasing the incidence of cough.
- 1 tablespoon of honey;
- 3 drops of propolis extract.
Mix the ingredients very well and take next. It is recommended to take 2 to 3 tablespoons per day.
Although this home remedy helps soothe a cough, allergic cough treatment should always be done with the ingestion of allergy medications, under medical prescription.