Hay fever is an allergy caused by dust, pollen or dander in the air, this causes allergy to eyes and nose. Hay fever is seasonal but can last throughout the year. Hay fever is also referred to as nasal allergy. Spring and fall are the seasons for hay fever.
Symptoms for hay fever include:
- Coughing, headache, itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear and skin. Redness and watery eyes, running and stuffy nose, impaired smell, sneezing, sore throat, wheezing, fatigue and trouble while sleeping are some common symptoms of hay fever.
Causes of hay fever include:
- The entry of allergens into the body through mouth, nose, throat and lungs. These allergens enter the body and react with the immune system.
Home remedies to cure hay fever are:
Honey boiled with minced grapefruit and lemon taken three times daily will stop the irritation of nose. Apply petroleum jelly inside the nose. Chamomile boiled in water and then fumes inhaled in will relieve the itching.
Maintain a clean healthy and balance diet, consume more fruits and vegetables as these may increase the fiber content of the body which helps soothen the bowel movements. Include vitamin C in your diet. Avoid flour, sugar, salt and dairy product. Drink plenty water and herbal tea. Eat food rich in protein.
Avoid going out early morning and late evening as the pollens are released during this time of the day. Avoid using nasal spray as it my increase nasal congestion. Avoid smoking and air pollutants.