How to Manage Hay Fever and Allergies
Spring is just around the corner and with spring, comes hay fever. This is caused when your body makes allergic antibodies (IgE) to certain substances, such as pollen, house dust and mould. Symptoms include tiredness and sneezing as well as itchy eyes and shortness of breath. Hay fever can make your life pretty miserable, but, hopefully, our guide will help you manage this annoying allergy and keep on top of it.
Tablets natural remedies are a great solution to improve your allergy situation, but sometimes, you might need more. Hay fever and allergy tablets basically work by blocking the action of the chemical histamine which is released by the body in the allergic reaction. Antihistamines are usually a big help.
Nasal Sprays can help combat a runny or itchy nose. But be patient because it will take a few days of regular use of the nasal spray to stop pollen affecting your nose.
Eye Drops can be a big help! Itchy eyes are often a symptom of an allergy, which occurs in about 50% of people with hay fever. The best way to deter watery or itchy eyes is to use anti-inflammatory eye drops. The eye drops should be used regularly, you can check the information guide that comes with the solution.
Keep your home fresh and clean. Once you are home, make sure to leave your shoes at the door, so that pollen doesn’t spread further into your home. We also recommend to change your clothes since pollen sticks to them and can cause discomfort when you are indoors. Air out your clothes and shoes before storing.
Be careful if you have pets. Your furry friends aren’t likely to be the cause of your illness, but they can make your condition worse. Be sure to regularly vacuum and clean, especially with pets around.
Take a shower as pollen can cling to clothes, but also to your hair. So wash the pollen off your skin when you get home and this should mean you get some respite in the evenings. Try washing your face with water at work every hour or two. This should also help.
A cup of tea could help! Chamomile tea is an antioxidant that has been used for centuries to relieve the inflammation of the airways. Gargling chamomile tea or inhaling its vapours in a steam bath is good for soothing the inflammation of the mouth and throat. While you are drinking your tea, we recommend to have a spoon of honey as it can desensitise your body to other pollen and reduce hay fever symptoms.
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