Hay Fever

What Is Hay Fever ?

Hay fever is an allergic response to an allergen (such as pollens, dust, mold or an air pollutant) in the air that could distinctly generate different responses. Hay fever, commonly called as allergic rhinitis, affects the eyes, nose, sinuses, throat and bronchial tubes in the lungs. Commonly, the attack flares up during the pollen season.

What Triggers Hay Fever ?

  • Allergic response towards allergens such as pollens (from weeds, flowers, grass and trees)
  • Histamine secretion from the antibodies causes swelling and irritation in nose, sinuses and eyes.
  • Triggers may include mold, dust, mites, tobacco smoke and other air pollutants
  • Family history of allergies
  • Weakened immune system (due to excessive use of drugs and illness)
  • Smoking
  • Certain seasons such as spring and autumn

How Would You Know If You Have Hay Fever ?

  • In case of hay fever, you may experience itchy and watery eyes, frequent sneezing, stuffy nose with a clear discharge.
  • In severe cases, you may face a lot of difficulty in sleeping. You shall feel fatigued and lazy all day long.
  • You are also at an increased risk for other infections due to compromised immunity.

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor may ask you for your family history and inspect you physically.
  • Depending on the diagnosis, he shall suggest a few over-the-counter medications and prescription medications (which may include nasal cortico-steriods, anti-histamines and decongestants) that shall ease your symptoms.
  • You shall be suggested to use window shades, blinds and drapes/ curtains to keep away the dust (being a major trigger). Not only this, you will be advised to keep away from all sorts of triggers that could cause irritation to you.
  • The doctor may also suggest rinsing your sinuses with sterile saline to relieve the nasal congestion.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Hay Fever ?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms:

1. Chamomile Tea

Ingredients: Chamomile Tea Chamomile oil

Ways to Use:

Try chamomile tea to relieve the symptoms of hay fever effectively. You may also try smearing some chamomile and lemon oil on a tissue and inhaling it to prevent the hay fever symptoms.

2. Try Steam

Ingredients: Water Steamer Eucalyptus oil

Ways to Use:

Add water to the steamer along with which you can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Inhale the steam gradually. It shall significantly help to open your blocked sinuses.

3. Add Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Your Diet

Ingredients: Omega-3 fatty acid rich foods such as flaxseeds, fish oil, chia seeds, soybeans and spinach

Ways to Use:

Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to lower the production of inflammatory chemicals upon allergen exposure. Therefore, make sure you consciously add some of these foods to your diet for a speedy recovery.

4. Peppermint Tea

Ingredients: Peppermint tea

Ways to Use:

Try peppermint tea at frequent intervals. In case of sore throat, sip it slowly rather than gulping it down.  

 

So, if you are aware of being susceptible to hay fever and associated allergic problems make sure you stay away from the relevant triggers. Meanwhile, you can make a conscious effort to strengthen your body’s response system by eating healthy, exercising and maintaining proper and adequate hygiene.

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