Meet Ms. Sabitha, a 25-year-old primary school teacher residing in Angamaly. She shares her ongoing struggle with persistent sneezing, frequent colds, and a dust allergy. Even the simple act of writing on the chalkboard triggers her sneezing episodes. Despite trying various anti-allergic medications, she has only experienced temporary relief. Recently, Sabitha found herself hospitalized due to worsening colds and fever. Determined to find a lasting solution to her persistent health issue, she seeks guidance from Dr. M.R Vasudevan Namboothiri. Here is the explanation in detailed from Dr. Namboothiri about managing allergies and persistent sneezing
Understanding the Underlying Issue
Dr. M.R Vasudevan Namboothiri explains that Sabitha’s body fails to adapt to the external environment, leading to the manifestation of allergic symptoms. Although Sabitha possesses immunity, her immune system is not in an optimal state of health. While it is impossible to completely eliminate all dust particles from the atmosphere, certain lifestyle modifications and medication can help improve the body’s response to allergens.
Steps towards Treatment
The first crucial step in managing allergies and persistent sneezing is to identify and eliminate the underlying causes. Dr. Namboothiri advises Sabitha to wear a mask when outdoors and while using chalk. Additionally, she should refrain from washing her head with cold water, consuming cold drinks, and eating cold foods, as these can exacerbate her allergies. To promote proper digestion and enhance immunity, the doctor recommends the use of Vaiswanara choornam, dasamoolakaduthrayam kashayam, and Indukantam Kashayaam. Furthermore, Sabitha is encouraged to apply Asanamanjishtadi thailam and Marichadi thailam on the center of her head, as well as wash her head with lukewarm water boiled with Umi Kizhi (husk). Adopting a healthy lifestyle also involves incorporating Kachuradi Churnam into her routine and regularly massaging the head with Rasnadi Churnam.
Prevention and Additional Measures
Dr. Namboothiri highlights the importance of addressing the condition at its onset to prevent it from progressing into more severe respiratory problems such as cough, shortness of breath, or asthma. In chronic cases, treatments such as Hapanam and Virechanam are recommended. To further enhance immune health, he suggests consuming Agastyarasayanam after dinner, followed by goat’s milk.
With Dr. M.R Vasudevan Namboothiri’s guidance, Ms. Sabitha gains valuable insights into managing allergies and persistent sneezing. By making necessary lifestyle adjustments, incorporating specific medications, and focusing on preventive measures, she can take control of her health and prevent the condition from worsening. Empowered with this knowledge, Sabitha embarks on a path towards lasting relief and improved well-being