Hayfever Information For Sufferers

Hayfever Information For Sufferers

In the last five years it​ has been reported that there has been a​ major increase in​ people suffering from allergies including hay fever in​ the UK.

In the last two years I have been suffering between the months of​ April – September with the symptoms of​ allergies which has resulted in​ discomfort within this period. With this discomfort in​ mind I decided to​ research why I was experiencing these symptoms on the internet and I wanted to​ share with all sufferers the information I found.

The most likely explanation for this has been documented as​ a​ combination of​ summer starting early and the increasing rates of​ pollution, pollution traps the pollen in​ the atmosphere which holds it​ there. The warmer weather has also been blamed, as​ it​ tricks plants into pollinating early. The recent water drought has also been part blamed also for the increase in​ pollen in​ the air causing suffering.

Hay fever is​ an​ allergy to​ pollens within the male reproductive parts of​ plants from grasses and trees. When they come into contact with the tissue inside the nose, they trigger an​ immune reaction that can cause congestion, sneezing, itching, and a​ runny nose. it​ can also be triggered by moulds, which are likely to​ be found in​ rainy or​ humid areas. Trees are reported as​ starting first then grasses and then weeds. Its timing also depends on location the further north, the later it​ comes. in​ the UK, trees start in​ February with grasses running through the summer and mould spores present until October.

I then was left with the options of​ trying to​ find suitable ways of​ eliminating or​ atleast reducing my symptoms. There are three types of​ treatment which include anti-histamine tablets, nasal steroid sprays and anti-allergy injections. Many anti-histamine tablets are available over the counter in​ chemists. They knock out the body's immune system, preventing the pollens from producing an​ uncomfortable response.

Unfortunately some anti-histamine tablets causes drowsiness which can have effects on the body which can be dangerous when operating machinery or​ driving a​ vehicle which require attention at​ all times. There are products which do not cause drowsiness but these are usually more expensive.
What I didn’t know is​ that a​ condition called rhinitis gives you the dripping nose in​ hay fever and also that the pollen season varies by plant. it​ has also been documented that some people have achieved relief from symptoms by using homeopathic remedies.

It has also been stated that consuming honey produced by bees in​ your local area or​ region can help with reducing symptoms. I am currently trialing various over the counter products to​ counter the effects.

Hayfever Information For Sufferers

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