First Thing To Do In Allergy Attack- How I stopped My Daughter’s Cough

Sadhvi, my 2.11 year old child had a cough problem during night. For the initial 2 weeks, I and my wife thought that it is due to seasonal change and gave just hot water, honey etc. It didn’t stop. Then we gave regular Ayurvedic cough syrups. It didn’t stop. We took her to an allopathic doctor. It also didn’t work. We noticed that coughing episodes were at night, soon after she went to bed. So, we cleaned the bed and surrounding areas. Still it didn’t yield any results.


Then one night, we accidentally forgot to put talcum powder and that day she did not have any cough. That made us to realize that the cough was an allergic reaction to the powder that we were putting on her body. It was an allergy attack. We were applying powder to avoid bad odor and to avoid underarm itching due to sweat etc. The brand of the powder was really good. I guess 90 % of Indians use it on their kids.The problem was not with the powder. The problem was with how Sadhvi’s body was reacting to the powder.

We already had a similar article on How Mr Vin stopped soap to cure his 8 year old Fungus infection problem. read it here.

So, if you have respiratory allergic symptoms like running nose, cough, throat irritation etc or skin allergic symptoms like redness, sudden skin rashes etc. the first thing to do is to stop using all the cosmetics. At least stop particular cosmetic related to the body part. Say, you are getting facial skin rashes, stop using facial cream.

Though the cosmetic may be of a very good brand, a person can develop allergic reaction to it. In most of the allergic cases, withdrawal of the allergen (allergy causing agent) is the perfect and permanent remedy.

A few other things to do while having allergy are –
1. Eat food articles that are freshly made, and in hot condition.
2. Drink warm water
3. Use turmeric, ginger and pepper in your diet. Know how to use turmeric for allergic rhinitis
4. Apply turmeric -water paste or neem powder water paste over the allergic skin patches
5. By keen observation, make a list of food and cosmetics that might be triggering allergic reaction and completely avoid them.

8 comments on “First Thing To Do In Allergy Attack- How I stopped My Daughter’s Cough

  • kariappa

    03/01/2014 - 1:54 pm

    sir i like your article I will go through it regularly

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  • purushotham shedambi

    03/01/2014 - 4:41 pm

    I am having sinus problem and am allergy for Cosmetic perfumes talcum powder and Jasmine flower Now Mosquito coil smoke Feels suffocation and cough The family members comes out of bathroom the smell of the bath soap irritates my nose I use only lux soap strength of the smell is mild Even Agarbathy smell also I avoid I am 84 Grand children are gets applied with some sort of Lotion before they go to bed which also Cannot complain The suggestions you have mentioned is good One thing any type of bad smell does not affect me and am not feeling it surprise me

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  • Odilia Enthoven

    03/01/2014 - 5:57 pm

    Hi Dr. Hebbar,
    I was surprised to hear indian people use talcum powder. I know a really good alternative for body odor that is 100 % safe, natural and works very good. If you are interested let me know,
    best regards, Odilia Enthoven

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    07/01/2014 - 10:10 am

    Dear Sudha, Very useful to know this. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Ishar Singh Narang

    26/01/2014 - 12:35 am

    Very informative,

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  • lakshmisharma

    29/10/2014 - 5:20 pm

    what is the external application used for sinus pain in forehead?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      05/11/2014 - 9:06 pm

      Thre aer many oils used for this purpose – such as Marichadi taila, Maha Narayana taila etc.
      Even pain relieving liniments such as arthorub liniment, arnopen liniment etc can be used for this purpose.

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