What to do about hay fever
Read about homeopathic treatment for Hay Fever
What is Hay Fever?
Hay fever, otherwise known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to airborne substances that affect the upper respiratory passages - the nose, sinus, throat and frequently also the eyes. It is the most common of all the allergic diseases - about 15 per cent of the population in industrialised countries suffer from hay fever. The symptoms usually appear first in childhood and then lessen by the age of 30 or 40. Over 20% of young people suffer from the allergy and symptoms are often worse during school exam times, potentially undermining achievement.
What are the symptoms of hay fever?
Why do you get hay fever?
Different microscopic substances get into the nose and cause the body to produce antibodies and release histamine. Histamine irritates the upper respiratory passages, making them swell and producing the typical hay fever symptoms. Usually, harmless substances entering our system, like pollen, are ignored. However, the immune systems of allergic people cannot distinguish between harmful and harmless substances, and pollen becomes the enemy. A tendency to suffer allergies is often hereditary. The most common causes of hay fever are:
Homeopathic treatment for hay fever
The best way to have hay fever treated homeopathically is to consult a professional homeopath. Treatment is tailored specifically for the individual and can reduce symptoms dramatically.
Remedies can also be given outside the hay fever season to act preventatively and to boost the immune system.
Hay fever remedies are also available over-the-counter. Boots the Chemist and Holland and Barratt sell Nelsons PollenA and New Era Combination H.
Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy in Tunbridge Wells (01892 – 537254) sell remedies made from mixed pollen and/or mixed grasses, various tree pollens, and, if you know what you are allergic to, you can buy a remedy made from the substance to help your desensitisation. e.g. Fragaria (strawberry)
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