What is Catarrh?

Catarrh is a medical condition in which excess mucus is produced in the nose, throat, or sinuses especially when a person has an infection.

What are the Symptoms of Catarrh?

  • Sore throat
  • Blocked or congested nasal passages
  • Experience pain in head or face
  • Reduced taste or smell
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Coughing
  • Feeling a lump in the throat
  • Hoarse voice
  • Congestion in throat

What are the Causes of Catarrh?

  • Weather changes
  • Irritating foods
  • Allergic or nonallergic rhinitis
  • Colds and Viruses
  • Sinus infection
  • Nasal blockage or growth
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GER)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Some medications

When to see a Doctor?

  • Visit a doctor if you experience catarrh that last for a month or more.
  • If catarrh is accompanied by fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, odorous mucus, or blood, please see a physician..

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Catarrh

  • Use humidifier
  • Avoid triggers (If it is associated with allergies or irritants)
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoid contact with a sick person
  • Clean your living space often

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Catarrh

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Honey | Tulsi | Vasaka | Yashtimadhu | Kantakari
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not known.
Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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