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.
- Trees (deciduous and evergreen)
Do’s and Don’ts of Hay Fever
Signs & Symptoms of Hay Fever
- A headache
- Itching nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area
- A runny nose
- Problems with smell
- Stuffy nose(nasal congestion)
- Tearing eyes
- A sore throat
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