Saturday, April 12, 2014

HAY FEVER

HAY FEVER an allergy

Hay fever is a reaction which affects the mucous membranes of the nose, eye and breathing passages. It can be caused by any variety of inhalants. Dust, pollen, feathers and animal dander are the most frequent culprits.

Individual reaction will often vary because there are differing pollens throughout the year.

Spring type is usually due to tree pollens, summer type to grass and weed pollens, autumn type due to weed pollens and occasionally, it can be due primarily to airborne fungus spores.

  • If possible, the allergen should avoid. Your home should be made as dust free as possible. Curtain and carpeting should be either cleaned frequently or removed entirely, if they are cause.
  • Pets should be bathed frequently and they sufferer should avoid petting the animals. If you touch the animals, wash your hands before touching your face.
  • Add an air filter to your home air – conditioning system.
  • If a home humidifier is used, it should be cleaned thoroughly as it is frequently the source of fungus spores.
  • Take 1,500 mg buffered vitamin c. includes some bioflavonoid from the rinf of orange or lemon, sweetened with honey. The need for vitamin C seems to be greater in those with allergies. Eat a daily grapefruit or orange.
  • Vitamin –rich watercress is known to be a powerful anti allergen. Add it to salads and sandwiches.