How to Know If You Have Hay feverWritten by Harold Miller
On average, 20 percent of individuals in United States suffer from hayfever. Hayfever is caused by an allergic reaction mainly to different forms of pollen and ragweed. Hayfever has different effects on every individual depending on how severely they suffer from allergies. Some individuals may experience slight discomfort whereas pain can be practically unbearable for others. So how do you know if you have hayfever? The following is a list of categories to consider in order to determine whether or not you are suffering from hayfever:
When Does It Occur?
Hayfever is a seasonal reaction which often starts in early June and continues through to middle of July. Whenever pollen and ragweed season begins (usually near beginning of seasons) is when you are most likely to start experiencing symptoms.
There are many symptoms which may indicate you are suffering from hayfever. The most common symptoms are listed in categories below:
1.Eyes – An individual suffering from hayfever will experience many difficulties with their eyes. Itchy, watery eyes are an indication of hayfever as well as swollen red eyes. The best way to prevent yourself from scratching your eyes is to use Visine or some other form of eye drops. These drops will also reduce redness your eyes may be experiencing.
How to Get Relief during the Fall Allergy SeasonWritten by Harold Miller
Not only do temperatures and weather conditions change as fall season approaches, but those annoying allergies you get every year, around this time, are likely to hit again. But don’t worry just yet, there are ways to fight annoyance so you can be as allergy-free as possible this fall.
Sometimes it is hard to distinguish whether symptoms you are experiencing are due to a cold or allergies. The clear difference between two is colds usually tend to be short-lived whereas allergies can run for weeks or even months. The most common allergy is pollen (also called hay fever), which causes symptoms to flare-up due to pollen grains floating through air. Allergies tend to occur when seasons change and you may notice your allergies approaching at almost exact same time every year.
There are many things you can do to help ensure you do not get allergies this fall season, and here are some of most effective prevention tips:
•Close Your Windows - keep your windows closed in both your house and your car especially at night. This will prevent pollen and mold spores from entering your house and into air you breathe. •Stay Indoors - staying indoors (with your windows shut) is probably best way to ensure you don’t get allergies this season. Most of pollen is found outdoors, so eliminate this allergic element as much as possible.