The summer season is fast approaching that a lot of people are excited to go out and enjoy the sun. Many of us would want to go to the beaches.
Some would want to take a leave from work and just spend some quality time with their families. Also, there are those who would want to escape the noise, the stress and the busy streets of the cities and just get some peace.
Let’s talk about the latter because a lot of us would want to go to the suburbs and enjoy nature at its best. It is nice looking at the green, the flora and the foliage just pure natural bliss.
In the midst of the enjoyment we get to experience at times that we start feeling different as if we are going to be sick for no reason and the next thing you know you have a slight fever and other symptoms. How does this happen? It could be hay fever. Is there a remedy? Yes there is.
First let’s discuss facts about hay fever. Hay fever is commonly known as nasal allergies which obviously implies that allergens were breathed causing an allergic reaction.
A more sophisticated term specific to the allergic reaction to pollen is Pollinosis or Pollenosis.
Pollen is the anatomical part of the plant’s flora or flower that is the mobilized by carriers such as insects or by the wind to pollinate other flowers for fertilization. This makes it a potential allergen.
Note that hay fever is qualified as a seasonal condition due to its prevalence during the summer time. It is however not surprising that hay fever may be experienced though out the year if the allergens are present in the air regardless of the season.
The common allergens causing this condition are pollen, dander and even dust in the air. This may normally affect the nasal pathway and the eyes as well.
The signs and symptoms manifesting on people with hay fever are coughing, sneezing, itching of the eyes, sore throat, itching of the skin, eyes and ears. Also runny nose may manifest as well as the occurrence of an impaired sense of olfactory. The persistent coughing and or sneezing may also interfere with a person’s sleeping cycle.
A good remedy for hay fever is drinking tea made of boiled grapefruit, with lemon and honey. This will help soothe the sneezing and the coughing. A small amount of petroleum jelly may be applied to the walls of the nasal cavity to help ease the itching.
If you want to use the inhalation method you may choose to use chamomile boiled in hot water. Drape the back of you head with a clean towel to direct the vapor of the boiled herb onto your face so you could breathe it.
Additionally, if chamomile is made to a tea it may be drank to help soothe the symptoms of hay fever. On the other hand, Eucalyptus of the mint family may be used using the inhalation method to help decongestant stuffed nose. It was noted that the exploration of this substance may cause the decline in the intensity of the symptoms.
Prevention is better than cure says a lot of people and we cannot help but agree. If occurrence of hay fever happens too frequently at home make sure to exert the extra effort to clean up to avoid prevalence.