Hay Fever is one of the most common air borne allergies and around 25 % of the population suffer from it. This allergy make summer unbearable for millions of people and the number is increasing every year. Earlier it was considered as normal allergy but now even the medical science has accepted it as a major chronic respiratory disease and is also known as ‘Allergic Rhinitis’.
Hay Fever is so common these days that even researchers are trying to analyse the reasons behind its increase, but it has been observed that as the hydrocarbon level increases in the atmosphere the hay fever also hits people. Long summers due to Global warming and air pollution is another cause which is responsible for rise in hay fever patients worldwide. There are numerous hay fever treatments available, but let us check out some of the best remedies for treating hay fever which can be of some help to you.
Nasaleze Natural Hay Fever and allergy protection
This nasal powder needs to be sniffed and then it protects the nasal passage by forming a nasal lining around the nasal passage so that the pollen are not able to activate any kind of allergic reaction in the passage. It is an effective nasal powder which forms a lining around the nasal passage and sinuses. This powder increases the formation of nasal mucus which acts as a barrier between the pollens and the nasal passage. This powder monitors the hay fever within 3-10 seconds and is effective for 24 hrs.
Flixonase Allergy Nasal Spray
Earlier oral histamines were the only treatments for hay fever symptoms, but now these nasal corticoid sprays have made life easier and better for the hay fever patients. Rather they are much more effective to treat hay fever than oral antihistamines. All the nasal sprays are same in their effect to cure hay fever symptoms and almost all of them cause nose bleed.
It is just that some are more expensive, so when opting for nasal sprays try the cheaper ones first. These sprays should be sprayed in the morning; start with two sprays per nostril per day and then increase to two times if required. Once you start getting some relief get back to one spray back again. Nasal sprays should not be used for more than three months. These sprays can be purchased from all the pharmacy shops worldwide.
Herbal remedies have been found to be very effective in saving the hay fever patients from symptoms like itching of nose, sneezing, coughing, and itching in eyes and throat. The percentage of people cured through herbal remedies is 75%. One of the best herbal medicines is Luffa Complex, which is prepared by combining seven natural fresh herbs like khella, American spikenard, heart seed and sponge cucumber etc. But it should not be used for treating children under the age of 2 years. It is available as tablets, tincture as well as spray.
In aromatherapy essential oils like eucalyptus blue gum, lavender, oil of basil and peppermint are used to clean the blockage in the nasal passage. This is an excellent way to clear the stuffiness and the congestion of nasal tract, so that the patient can breathe easily. It is not used for kids below 12 years of age. But the best part is that you just need to spray some on your hankie or use a portable diffuser which you can carry anywhere you go and use it whenever you feel hay fever is catching you.
Butterbur also known as ‘bog rhubarb’ is actually used to treat migraine , but scientists have discovered that it is quite efficient in treating hay fever too. Butterbur petasin is an effective medicine which can be purchased from any health food shop and works as good as anti histamine, cetrizine. It does not cause any kind of drowsiness. Butterbur is mainly found growing in damp and marshy area and is not good for kids below age of 12.
It is an effective way to eliminate the causing agents of hay fever that is air pollution. Air purifier clears the air around by removing all the potential allergens, pollens and dust from the air which are the main cause of hay fever. Thus there is no need of any kind of medicine for hay fever when you use air purifier. There is a dual turbo fan which sucks the air into the purifier and then this air is purified with the help of four stage purifying process. First the prefilter removes the large pollutants by washing them off, then HEPA filter removes the sub micron particles and reduces the pollutants, next the bad odours are removed by the carbon filter and lastly the ioner refreshes the air and finally cleans it.
Anti Histamine Eye Drops
These are meant for culminating the hay fever symptoms like itching of eyes or irritation and watering of eyes. These eye drops like Otrivine eye drops etc. can be bought from pharmacist shop.
They also help in reducing the swelling and redness in the eyes due to hay fever, but should not be used by glaucoma patients and kids below the age of five.
Anti Histamine Tablets
These are supposed to be the first treatment which was developed to treat hay fever. They are good for treating the sneezing and running nose, but they are not able to cure the congestion and the stuffiness of the nose. Anti histamines like cetrizine and acrivastine cause drowsiness after consuming, but new anti histamines like loratadine etc. do not sedate you. However with anti histamine you will need decongestant sprays for clearing the nasal passage.
This is the best and the most efficient way to work on hay fever. It has a formulation which contains around 20 pollens, so that we can totally kill or eliminate the possibility of hay fever. The mixture is so much dilute that there will be no trace of any pollen in it. Homeopathy basically works on the principle that ‘like cure like ‘and less cures more’ so that is why they prepare a formula which contains pollens the main hay fever causing agents. Moreover, homeopathic medicines kill the root cause of hay fever thus they are more effective in curing the patients than anti histamines.
Other hay fever treatments which can be effective are Nasal Guards, Green Tea , vitamin C etc. So find the one which works best for you and cure hay fever.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.