Seasonal allergies are more commonly known as hay fever and allergic rhinitis.
The main trigger for these is the increased pollen levels in the air. The pollen can be from grasses, weeds or trees and is difficult to avoid.
Seasonal allergies can vary from mild to extremely debilitating and make individuals miserable for several months each year. It affects 1 in 5 of us.
Symptoms will vary in intensity from person to person, but most will experience:-
• Itchy, watery, red, irritated eyes
• Itchy, runny, congested nose
• Itchy, sore throat and ears
Seasonal allergies can also:-
• trigger asthma and make it difficult to control
• increase the occurrence of sinus infections
• affect performance/ learning and increase absenteeism from school and work
• increase fatigue and reduce sleep quality
There are many lifestyle and diet strategies that can be adopted during this season to reduce exposure to pollen.
There are also herbal medicines and specific nutrients that offer relief for symptom sufferers. Specific herbal medicines have an anti-allergic effect and are used to balance the hyperactive immune system.
They can also be used to clear mucous secretions and prevent infections as well as soothing irritation. Nutrients such as Vitamin C and Quercetin have a natural anti-histamine affect in the body working to reduce the allergic reaction.
If you like so many individuals out there experience seasonal allergies and have not experienced the benefits of natural medicine please contact us and inquire about our 4 week seasonal allergy package.