Hay Fever

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Hay Fever

hay-feverHay fever is also known as perennial allergic rhinitis which is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways. Airborne substances such as pollen cause the reaction along with many other triggers.

The immune system normally protects our bodies against harmful substances such as bacteria and viruses. It also reacts to foreign substances called allergens, which are usually harmless and in most people won’t cause a problem.

However in someone with hay fever allergies the immune response is oversensitive and releases chemicals such as histamines that fight off the allergen.

Histamines can cause symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose and palate and a skin rash. It aggravates the sense of tastes, smell, sight and touch causing irritation, extreme disability and can be fatal.

Antihistamines can work well for treating mild to moderate allergy symptoms. Nasal Corticosteroid sprays are the most effective for treating perennial allergic rhinitis. Decongestants can also be helpful in minimizing symptoms such as nasal congestion.

What is a hay fever?

There are different microscopic substances in the air. When an individual with a sensitive immune system inhales them through the nose, it causes the body to produce antibodies and release histamine. They get into the respiratory passages including the throat, nose, sinus and also the eyes causing different symptoms that can be very uncomfortable and frustrating.

Histamine causes itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, swelling and inflammation of the nasal passages. However symptoms can vary in severity between people. Very sensitive people can experience hives or other rashes. Symptoms tend to appear when you are younger and lessen by the age of 35 or 40 years.

Hay fever is one of the most common allergic diseases people suffer from worldwide. There is no cure for hay fever, but the use of treatments can reduce or prevent symptoms.

What causes hay fever?

  •  Tree pollen- birch, alder, cedar, willow etc
  •  Grasses – ryegrass and timothy
  •  Weeds
  •  House dust mites and fungus-associated with perennial allergic rhinitis
  •  Pollen
  •  Animal dander

How do I buy hay fever medications online?

First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase any prescription medications to treat hay fever. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved for the hay fever medication, it will be sent out to you as soon as possible.

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