I’m one of many three million Australians who suffer from hay fever. Every time springtime arrives so does the runny nostril, itchy eyes and constant sneezing and wheezing as my body’s immune system goes to battle with allergies.
Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis as some individuals call it’s caused by common allergens specifically airborne pollen from flowers, trees and grasses, and can affect people all yr round nonetheless springtime is hay fever time for me. Though not generally considered a severe condition, hay fever can severely have an effect on your high quality of life by interfering along with your capability to work, sleep, train and socialise. I used to be once admitted to hospital (beginning of Springtime) after experiencing a rush engulf my body from my toes to my head ending in a large headache, this sparks every kind of considerations ending with the doctor concluding you’ve very bad sinus, in other words hay fever symptoms fever.
There seems to be no actual day I’m going to endure from the signs of hay fever, in all probability because the pollen levels on any given day are affected by temperature, humidity and the velocity and direction of the wind. I have even felt the time of day can have a bearing on the signs of hay fever, as vegetation flower early in the day, making pollen counts significantly high between dawn and mid-morning.
My question is why me? Nicely I am told firstly, hay fever solely impacts people who have a tendency towards allergic reactions (but I’m not allergic to insects), which happen when the body (immune system) has an exaggerated response to a substance that is normally tolerated by the body. These substances often called allergens provoke an immune response causing certain cells within the nostril and eyes to release inflammatory histamines. These histamines inflame and irritate membranes of the nose and eyes causing a typical allergic response together with blocked noses, runny noses, sneezing, and coughing and eye itchiness, amongst others.
Secondly, for hay fever to strike, you should be uncovered to or come into contact with an allergen. Subsequently to reduce the symptoms of hay fever it’s good to keep away from publicity as a lot as possible. So I’ve put collectively some ideas for minimising the contact, to reduce the signs and put some normality back into my life, these include:
Number one – keep away from going outdoor on particularly high wind days when the pollen count is usually high, some online climate site can present this if you’re internet savvy!
Number two – look at what’s rising in your garden, and designing your garden in a method that minimises grasses and plant pollen; nonetheless I my case it is not what grows in my garden it is more what grows in the neighbours backyard!
Number three – pollens/ dust can hide in carpets and rugs so we have removed all carpets from the house and now live on polished floor boards and tiles.
Number four – Keep a mud free house, (dust mites contribute to hat fever) sure this means cleansing more regularly, vacuuming frequently to forestall any build-up of mud, in addition to washing bedding and furnishing repeatedly
Number 5 – choosing your pets fastidiously, animals that loses a number of hair aren’t best for hay fever sufferers, nonetheless when you do washing them and their bedding recurrently could reduce the symptoms.
Number six – first thing in the morning and all through 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.