Hay fever or allergic rhinitis occurs because the immune system reacts to allergen such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. When these agents entering the nose, the cells lining in the nasal cavity release histamine and many other substances causing the phenomenon of red eyes, stuffy nose, and sneezing.
Causes and Symptoms
Hay fever is a very common disease, affecting 15% of the population, from adults to children. It occurs more often for those who have asthma or dermatitis. And it often occurs with people who have relatives with allergies. Hay fever may arise or end abruptly and at anytime. The disease can happen seasonally or year-round. It can be in the early spring, in the summer or early in the autumn.
The common cause of this fever is grass pollen or mold spores. Also, during the year bugs, indoor dust, or pet’s hair can cause hay fever. When we breathe in dust in the air, our body responds by releasing a chemical called “histamine”.
Histamine causes the symptoms commonly related to hay fever. Histamine makes the lining of the eyes, eyelids, nose, and nasal sinuses swollen. Other symptoms may include stuffy nose, runny nose, itching in eyes, nose, and throat. Some other symptoms are headache, cough, wheezing, difficulty sleeping, intense and continuous sneezing.
How to cope with hay fever
If you think you are having a certain allergy, you should ask your doctor for a allergy testing. Identifying allergens is critical to addressing the discomfort they cause for you. Expert care of your health is likely to be based on your medical history. And physical check-ups will be able to diagnose the allergy you have. Almost for everyone, grass allergies are merely uncomfortable especially when it is time of season changes.
If it affects your life so much ,you need to see a specialist in allergy. A specialist in allergy can do the test to find out the debris does offensive to you the most.
Many types of allergens exist in the air at different times of the year.. If the allergen that you are allergic to fly in the air different times during the year, you will experience allergy symptoms occur several times a year. Bushes exist from mid-March to early June. Planting grass flying show from June until early August. Weeds often radiate from September until November. Mold release in early spring till late summer or early fall.
If warmer climate, it is often heralded by signs such as sneezing, nasal inhalation and eye irritation. You can reduce allergy symptoms by avoiding going out so long as the amount of pollen and grass decreases. It is better to stay indoors in the morning. The amount of powder and dust is high more than before 12pm.
Avoid long exposure on the grass with mold, including playing sports because it can cause allergies. Do not bring pollen or dust into your house. Even if they do not stick to the body like other types of allergens, pollen and dust can still move into the houses in accordance clothing, skin, hair and pets.
Doctors advised to take off coats and shoes before entering the house. It is also advisable to wash hands carefully and even the eyes and nose. No exposure clothes on outdoor pole because allergens can overlay on clothing. You should also take a careful selection of flowers that you want to decorate in your house.
To avoid allergic rhinitis, you should take measures to prevent. Or you could use some drugs to reduce the symptoms of this type of allergy.
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Review Date: November 13, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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