The hay fever season is officially upon us. And in the United States, about 8% is a reliable source for adults and 7% is a reliable source for children.
With the help of symptoms that can really affect your summer, seasonal allergies pay off as soon as possible.
What Is Hay Fever?
According to a reliable source from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hay fever is a common condition that affects about 19 million American adults.
Also known as allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies, hay fever can be seasonal, perennial (one year old), or occupational. Inflammation of the nose means irritation or inflammation of the nose.
Common symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Nose congestion
- Watery, red, or itchy eyes
What Causes Hay Fever?
Symptoms of hay fever usually begin immediately after exposure to allergens. Allergens can be found both indoors and outdoors, and they can be seasonal or year-round.
- Mold or Fungi
- Pet Fur or Dander
- Dust particles
Other irritants may include:
- Cigarette smoke
These allergens will activate your immune system, which mistakenly thinks the substance is harmful.
In response, your immune system produces antibodies to defend your body. When activated, these antibodies signal your blood vessels to widen and your body to release inflammatory chemicals, such as histamine.
This is the reaction that causes the symptoms of hay fever.
How To Treat Or Manage Your Symptoms
Fortunately, hay fever is not very difficult to control. Even taking antihistamines before the adventure can prevent symptoms from developing.
However, if you are already experiencing symptoms of hay fever, the rescue phase is likely missed.
As we approach summer and the growing number of jirgas, here are the key points for us to deal with hay fever. You can try:
- Essential oil
- Eye drops
- An air purifier
- A cold shrink
- Rinse a salty nose
- Wearing a mask
There are many antihistamines available without a prescription that do not cause drowsiness. When you experience symptoms for the first time, it is best to ask your pharmacist which type will be most effective.
If your symptoms are severe, you can also contact your doctor. They can help you discover prescription medications or other options such as immunotherapy or seasonal allergy shots.
2- Essential Oils
Planning a long, warm bath? There is a lot of conclusive evidence that the essential oil of the auction helps to clear the stuffy nose.
Additionally, a 2009 study from a trusted source found that senol, a key ingredient in eucalyptus oil, may be an effective and safe treatment for sinusitis that does not contain antibiotics.
Alternatively, you can use a diffuser to spread the oil.
3- Eye Drops
Irritable, dry and bloody eyes are one of the worst symptoms of hay fever. Investing in eye drops is the fastest way to deal with it.
Antihistamines are a very effective ingredient in eye drops to prevent allergies. Aloe vera offers 12 hours of protection and can be easily used to treat common allergic reactions such as hay fever.
Just tilt your head and put one or two drops in your eyes four times a day. Do you wear contact lenses? You can still use these eye drops (follow the instructions on the package).
4- Air Purifier
Air purifiers work primarily by disinfecting the air, which can contain contaminants, allergens and toxins. And research from 2015, a reliable source, suggests that wearing one can help reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as hay fever.
You can also find air purifiers and filters that are certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as asthma and allergy-friendly devices. The allergist may also have specific recommendations for your needs and lifestyle.
5- Cold Compress
Dry, itchy eyes usually respond well to cold compresses. And if you’re short on time, this is a quick and easy solution.
To make a cold compress, soak a clean cloth in ice and a bowl of water. Then keep it on your closed eyes for 5 to 10 minutes.
You may also use a bag of frozen peas for the cold compress.
6- Saline Nasal Rinses
Nose congestion? Salty nose rinsing can help. Salty buds restore moisture to the nasal passages and relieve inflammation of the mucous membranes, which can provide immediate relief from the symptoms of hay fever.
Pour saline solution into just one fistula. When it flows through the nasal cavity, it clears mucus and allergens.
You can do this with a bulb or a netty syringe, both of which can be picked up at your local pharmacy.
7- Use Of Mask
For some, masks are now a must in some places – good news for those who are experiencing hay fever. Wearing a mask can reduce the amount of germs and other allergens that put you at risk, possibly reducing your symptoms.
Just wear your veil when you going out.