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Monday, January 28, 2013

BACK AWAY FROM MY ONION BEFORE I CUT YOU

I read somewhere on fb about how onions soak up bacteria and disease, and how in the olden days (probably of yore) people would set a bowl of fresh cut onion by the bedside when someone was sick. By morning it would be black and full of the illness, and the person would feel better.

Two things come to mind: EW GROSS I'm never saving half an onion again, and hey I should try that for my allergies. Because I'm at the point that I'll try anything. No, seriously, anything.

The other night I put part of a fresh cut onion in a bowl on the floor next to the bed. I tried putting it on the nightstand but my asshole cat kept trying to knock it off. She's fun like that. She's also fun when she wakes you up at 3 am by licking the bowl the onion is in. Cat owners know what I'm talking about here. Cat tongues are very LOUD on certain surfaces. It's like nails on a chalkboard when you're trying to sleep.

So I yelled "BACK AWAY FROM MY ONION BEFORE I CUT YOU" and rolled back over to fall back asleep*.

When I woke up in the morning I immediately looked at the onion. It wasn't black, but I didn't expect it would be seeing as I didn't have a plague. It was dried up and discolored though. More importantly, my eyes didn't have allergy crust and my sinus cavities were more clear than usual. (I know, TMI, deal with it.)

After just one night, I had no idea if the onion actually soaked up anything, or if it was all just coincidence. So of course, I tried it a few more times. Each night with the same great result. And since I'm using just a piece of an onion, I don't even smell the onion. And trust me, I have sensitive sinuses.

I will gladly buy onions in bulk if it helps draw out the allergens.

What weird home remedies have you tried?


*I would never actually cut my cat. Partly because I don't sleep with a knife. Unless you're a murderer, in which case I totally sleep with a knife.

14 comments:

  1. If you're one to shed tears while cutting that onion, but a just extinguished match stick between your front teeth
    --- no more tears --- it works for me

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  2. Allergies are one thing...it bothers me when people think they don't need a flu shot or take any precautions other than putting an onion in their room to ward off the flu and then all of our kids are in danger, especially those with compromised immune systems.

    And? I can totally vouch for the fact that Asshole Cat has a very loud tongue. She was grooming herself at about 3:30 am when I stayed with you.

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    1. I agree. Home remedies should be a supplement and not a replacement. I'm already on medication for my allergies, and I take natural supplements too. Since I still struggle, adding some weird home remedies is just one more method to try and control the problem.

      She was trying to make herself pretty for you. As loudly as possible.

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  3. Allergies are a motherfucker. A wily one at that. What works for one, doesn't do shit for another. And what works in spring may not in the fall.
    The neti pot, the humidifier and acidophilis help us. And my kid takes singulair because he has allergy related asthma.
    I'm glad the onion helps. I'd cut an onion in a second for some relief.

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    1. I fear the neti pot. Mostly because I fear shoving liquid up my nose. But I've been told by many to suck it up cupcake, because it will help. I do however, use a dry salt inhaler that helps. I'm such an odd bird, willing to breathe salt but not water. haha.

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  4. For real?! I have terrible terrible allergies (partly because of my awesome life choice to live with dogs and cats in spite of being allergic). I'd totally resort to trying this. Although I know onions are slightly toxic to dogs so I'd have to be careful (don't know about cats). If this is a ruse to get people to sleep with onions you may have found your first victim.

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    1. I now do this just a few nights a week, and so far it's totally helping with the overnight allergies that tend to result in morning allergy overload. I put the piece of onion in a small bowl and set it inside my nightstand, which happens to have a door on it. The door doesn't seal all the way so it's perfect. Away from the cat, but still seems to do the job. You could also try up on the dresser, or other higher location the dog can't reach. Or use a lid that's popped slightly open. This is such a weird trick, but as long as it helps, I'm all in.

      And if this were a stupid trick of mine, I would do better than onion in the bedroom. I'd go all in with garlic. Haha.

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  5. I'm intrigued. I may have to try it.

    It's not just Asshole Cat. The Wonder Twins know that getting on the dresser and knocking stuff off will not only wake me up, but cause repeated threats of murder, and at least one thrown pillow. Then they leave the room, high five, giggle, and come back to do it again.

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    1. The Asshole Cat likes to hide in the closet. I think she keeps a list of ways to wake me up scratched into the wall there. She only emerges to try new methods she's thought up.

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  6. Never heard of this before, but I'm trying it tonight. It's been so cold, we can't even open the windows a crack and our dust bunnies are breeding faster than the furry kind. I'll let you know; fingers crossed. And for anyone that doesn't believe in flu shots: we still got the flu, but not the two-week version. 24 hours of misery and a couple days of tired. Get your flu shots everyone...it's totally worth it.

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    1. Ooh, let me know how it goes.

      And yes, everyone should take preventative measures to stay as healthy as possible.

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    2. Sadly, the crud Sunshine just got over was not the flu (they tested). I'm just grateful I didn't catch whatever the hell it was.

      Now, this onion. I am an allergy baby and we are headed into pollen season. I have suffered through recent allergy seasons with wonderful effects like sinus infections, pneumonia, and heart arrhythmia. I may not live to tell about another pollen season, which means I am more than willing to try this onion thing.

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    3. It's working for me, but maybe that's just luck. If you try it, come back and let us know. We severe allergy sufferers must stick together!

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