I’m one of the three million Australians who are suffering from hay fever. Every time springtime arrives so does the runny nose, itchy eyes and fixed sneezing and wheezing as my body’s immune system goes to battle with allergies.
Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis as some people call it’s caused by frequent allergens specifically airborne pollen from flowers, timber and grasses, and might affect folks all yr round however springtime is hay fever time for me. Although not typically considered a critical situation, hay fever can severely affect your high quality of life by interfering with your means to work, sleep, exercise and socialise. I was once admitted to hospital (starting of Springtime) after experiencing a rush engulf my body from my toes to my head ending in a large headache, this sparks all kinds of considerations ending with the doctor concluding you’ve very bad sinus, in other words hay fever.
There seems to be no exact day I’m going to undergo from the symptoms of hay fever, in all probability because the pollen levels on any given day are affected by temperature, humidity and the pace and direction of the wind. I have even felt the time of day can have a bearing on the signs of hay fever, as crops flower early within the day, making pollen counts significantly high between daybreak and mid-morning.
My query is why me? Nicely I’m told firstly, hay fever solely impacts people who tend towards allergy symptoms (but I’m not allergic to insects), which happen when the body (immune system) has an exaggerated response to a substance that is usually tolerated by the body. These substances often known as allergens provoke an immune response causing sure cells in the nostril and eyes to release inflammatory histamines. These histamines inflame and irritate membranes of the nose and eyes inflicting a typical allergic response including blocked noses, runny noses, sneezing, and coughing and eye itchiness, amongst others.
Secondly, for hay fever to strike, you have to be exposed to or come into contact with an allergen. Subsequently to reduce the symptoms of hay fever it is advisable to avoid publicity as much as possible. So I’ve put together some ideas for minimising the contact, to reduce the signs and put some normality back into my life, these embody:
Number one – avoid going open air on particularly high wind days when the pollen rely is mostly high, some on-line climate site can present this if you are internet savvy!
Number – take a look at what’s growing in your garden, and designing your garden in a approach that minimises grasses and plant pollen; nonetheless I my case it is not what grows in my backyard it’s more what grows within the neighbours garden!
Number three – pollens/ dust can hide in carpets and rugs so now we have removed all carpets from the house and now live on polished ground boards and tiles.
Number four – Maintain a dust free house, (mud mites contribute to hat fever) sure this means cleaning more regularly, vacuuming regularly to prevent any build-up of dust, as well as washing bedding and furnishing often
Number five – selecting your pets rigorously, animals that loses a number of hair aren’t excellent for hay fever symptoms fever sufferers, however for those who do washing them and their bedding recurrently might reduce the symptoms.
Number six – first thing within the morning and throughout the day wash away the pollen out of your eyes in other words frequently rinsing your eyes, not solely does it refresh you, it helps flush away pollen particles.