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Hay Fever

Information about Hay Fever

We Have to Know about the Hay Fever

  • Allergic rhinitis is a collection of symptoms, predominantly in the nose and eyes, caused by airborne particles of dust, dander, or plant pollens in people who are allergic to these substances.
  • When these symptoms are caused by pollen, the allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Is there severe wheezing and difficulty in breathing?

Causes of Hay Fever

  • The pollens that cause hay fever vary from person to person and from region to region. Large, visible pollens are seldom responsible for hay fever.
  • Grasses
  • Ragweed
  • Trees (deciduous and evergreen)

Do’s and Don’ts of Hay Fever

Signs & Symptoms of Hay Fever

  • Coughing
  • A headache
  • Itching nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area
  • A runny nose
  • Problems with smell
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose(nasal congestion)
  • Tearing eyes
  • A sore throat
  • Wheezing

Medical advice for Hay Fever

  • If the symptoms persist for more than 1 day

Risk factors of Hay Fever

  • The following can increase your risk of developing hay fever: Having other allergies or asthma. Having atopic dermatitis (eczema) Having a blood relative (such as a parent or sibling) with allergies or asthma

Treatment for Hay Fever

  • Decongestants and anti-allergic Medicines
  • The best “treatment” is to avoid what causes your allergic symptoms

Self-care for Hay Fever

Investigations for Hay Fever

  • Allergy testing
Symptoms of Hay Fever
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