is there anyway to prevent hayfever?
Q:Its starting to really bug me this time of the year apperently oranges help and antistimines but i can’t take them as i’m allergic to something in them. Are there any other suggestions
More Answers to “is there anyway to prevent hayfever?“TreatmentThe goal of treatment is to reduce allergy symptoms caused by the inflammation of affected tissues. The best “treatment” is to avoid what causes your allergic symptoms in the first place.MedicationThe most appropriate medication depends on the type and severity of symptoms. Specific illnesses that are caused by allergies (such as asthma and eczema) may require other treatments.Options include the following:Fast-acting strong antihistamines such as drugs including chlorphenamine maleate which relieve the symptoms after a hayfever “attack” Short-acting antihistamines, which are generally over-the-counter (non-prescription), often relieve mild to moderate symptoms, but can cause drowsiness. A pediatrician should be consulted before using these medicines in children, as they may affect learning. One formerly prescription medication, loratadine (Claritin®), is now available over the counter in many countries. It does not tend to cause drowsiness or affect learning in children. Azelastin hydrocholoride (Astelin®) is the only antihistamine available as a nasal spray. Longer-acting antihistamines cause less drowsiness, can be equally effective, and usually do not interfere with learning. These medications include fexofenadine (Allegra), and cetirizine (Zyrtec). Corticosteroid nasal sprays are effective and somewhat safe, and may be effective without oral antihistamines. These medications include fluticasone (Flonase/Flixonase ), budesonide (Rhinocort), mometasone (Nasonex), triamcinolone (Nasacort) and beclomethasone (Beconase®). Topical decongestants may also be helpful in reducing symptoms such as nasal congestion, but should not be used for long periods as stopping them after protracted use can lead to a rebound nasal congestion (Rhinitis medicamentosa). Cromolyn sodium (or cromoglycate) is available as a nasal spray (Nasalcrom) for treating hay fever. Eye drop versions of cromolyn sodium (Crolom) are available for allergic conjunctivitis. “Allergy shots” (Hyposensibilization, immunotherapy) are occasionally recommended if the allergen cannot be avoided and if symptoms are hard to control. This includes regular injections of the allergen, given in increasing doses (each dose is slightly larger than the previous dose) that may help the body adjust to the antigen. These tend to be offered as a last resort as the therapy is more expensive and can increase the risk of triggering a secondary allergic reaction such as an asthma attack. Herbs like Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis), Nettle (Urtica dioica), and Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) can help to reduce the symptoms of nasal-pharynx congestion. In addition, Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) have been shown to inhibit phospholipase A2, the enzyme which releases the inflammatory precursor arachidonic acid from the bi-layer membrane of mast cells (the main cells which respond to respiratory allergens and lead to inflammation). Their established traditional use as antiinflammatories further supports this application.
yes you can try eating local honey. This is probably of no help, but I used to suffer desperately from hayfever every year until 5 years ago when I got meningitis. I have never suffered since. I can not explain why but I’ve heard that in this modern age when we are not fighting infections so much, our body can turn against itself like with hayfever.That said, it wasnt much fun having meningitis and I can’t recommend it as a cure. i can only say i have a lot of sympathy as hayfever is awful and I’m thankful I don’t have it any more.
someone told me that honey works
rub vaseline up your nostrils. it stops the pollen entering Dont forget there are 3+different types of anti-histamines. If you are allergic to one, you may be able to take other sorts. Do this under your doctors supervision though please, dont just try yourself.
stinging nettles are suposed to help, but I havent tried them yet, so I don’t know for sure. Short of moving to Antarctica, I don’t think anything will prevent it, just reduce the severity.
You could try the following:- A small amount of vaseline under your nose to catch pollen before it goes up your nose.-Sunglasses (wrap arounds definatley help)-Tunble dry your clothes (or at least dry them inside). If they are dried outside the become covered in pollen from trees and flowers etc.-Change your clothes as soon as you get in from work and have a shower as well.-Try to avoid going out in peak hayfever hours between 7-9 am and 5-7 pm.-Go to your doctor and see if they can provide an alternative.-Visit Holland and Barrett or other health store for a natural remedy.-I don’t think there is a cure because when we suffer from hayfever our body is having an allergic reaction to pollen and thefore creates hestimines. If you can’t take anti-hestimines then you may just have to work hard to minimise your exposure by doing what I’ve mentioned above.-Two more things – if you have sore eyes Boots do some disposable eye cooling pads which can help.-Finally, and this may seem really obvious but I’ve mentioned it to poeple before who didn’t know – Blow your nose rather than just sniffing all day because this helps to clear any pollen out of your nostrils and reduces the tickly sensation that you get in your nose that then leads to your eyes watering which you then rub and we all know how much of a bad idea that is for hayfever sufferers. Sorry this isn’t a cure but hopefully it will help.Pete A good tip which helps me is to wear sun glasses !A friend’s husband swears by this- he is also allergic to antihistamines and did not want to use the sprays – such as Flixonase. He looks pretty sinister, but says it makes all the difference.I find it helps me too, so its worth giving it a try.