How can I prevent hay fever?

Hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhino-conjunctivitis, happens in the spring and summer, and can affect the eyes and nose. Additionally, it is related to oral allergy syndrome. It is caused by an allergic response from your body to pollen and other organisms that are in the air. The usual reason is that people breathe in pollen particles or pollen falls into the eyes. You can get hay fever at any time according to which pollen or pollens you’re allergic to.

During certain time of the year, organism levels will get extremely high in the atmosphere, and this can bring on severe symptoms of Hay Fever, but in some sufferers this can be an all year long condition.


Symptoms of  hay fever frequently are repeated sneezing attacks, a clear runny nose, nasal congestion, nose, eye or throat itching, loss of concentration, general feeling of being unwell because of fever.

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 If you have hay fever, there are steps you can follow to prevent yourself from this kind of allergy:

– Watch the pollen count (often included in weather reports) and remain inside as much as you can when it’s high.

– Put on wrap-around eyeglasses to prevent pollen from getting in your eyes

– Douche with salina or a little Vaseline applied inside the nose to reduce some symptoms

– Keep car windows closed and switch on the air conditioning to prevent pollen entering the vehicle

– Close bedroom doors and windows in mid-morning and early evening when pollen levels is higher.

– Avoid comming to areas such as parks or fields, especially in the early evening when there’s a lot of pollen floating in the air at nose level

– Get someone else to cut the lawn and don’t lie on newly cut grass

– Change into clean clothes when you are back home and thoroughly clean the clothes you wore outside

– You are able to find out what you’re allergic to by having allergy tests. Then you’re able to take useful steps to avoid that certain pollen.

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