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QUESTION: Hi,

If we get cold or other respiratory problem due to increase in mucus production.How can we differentiate whether it is due to allergies or infection.

Normally mucus is due to increase of kapha .
If we just have mucus without fever Does it indicate only allergies.
If we just have mucus with fever Does it indicate only infection.

ANSWER: Dear Subodh,
The specific symptom of allergy is sneezing.some time may be without this, then we have to consider other factors.
In mucus cases it is cos of vitiation of kapha and low immunity.
in all mucus cases infection is not necessary.but in all fever cases infection is the reason.
I hope it is clear to u. feel Free to write me any time for any doubt.

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QUESTION: if i eat a banana and next day get fever so it is not related witb eating banana right

If there is fever there has to be infection.

In some ayurvedic article i have read that when there is
kapha imbalance , To balance the increase in kapha
pitta in the body is increased so there is fever.Is this a myth

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simply taking banana at night and fever in the morning, does happen. it may happen only when there is initiated kapha already in the body.vitiated means infection.
where there is infection there is fever.
its not myth pitha increases to balance initiated kapha.  

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