Hay fever is usually not necessarily related to hay
What Is Hayfever?
Hay fever is usually not necessarily related to hay, and is not associated with a fever. The term is used to describe the seasonal suffering of patients who are allergic to pollens (trees, weeds, grasses). Different plants pollinate at different times of the year, creating spring, summer and autumn sensitivities; geographical location will often dictate when the patient will develop symptoms, by the type of foliage present there.
Often, the afflicted patient is of an atopic family history: that is one of an allergic disposition, where hay fever, eczema, asthma, or urticaria is commonly seen. Symptoms generally begin before the patient is 30 years old, and although they tend to diminish as the patient ages, it is uncommon for the patient to have a total remission..
The allergic manifestations are seasonal and may include the following:
- Itchiness: Eyes, nose, roof of the mouth, throat.
- Nasal discharge: Typically is clear and watery
- Nose is swollen, grey/pale, boggy.
- Conjunctivitis can occur.
- Nasal obstruction may necessitate mouth-breathing.
- Possible development of nasal polyps.
- Worse outside, worse mowing the lawn or around flowers and trees.
- Headaches, irritability, depression.
- In worse disease: coughing and/or asthma may develop.
Food sensitivities should also be assessed and hyperallergin foods should really be avoided until the hayfever season is over. These foods are pasteurized dairy, wheat, eggs, citrus fruits, chocolate and shellfish. Processed foods with additives, flavourings and colourings should be avoided. High sugar diets largely deplete the immune system and should be avoided.
My front line treatment for Hayfever at the clinic is a clinically proven herbal formula containing five herbs. The herbs taken on there own will not have the same beneficial action of the combined formula as it is the sum of the parts within this broad spectrum formula which provides the extensive mode of action. The herbs are Gentiana lutea (Gentian), Primula veris (Primrose), Rumex crispus (Sorrel), Sambucus nigra (Elder flower) and Verbena officinalis (Vervain).
This formula is specifically clinically proven, with 30 years of clinical research showing it to be effective to treat the symptoms of sinus pain, mild upper respiratory tract infections, headache, blocked nose and pressure over affected sinuses.
Whilst the variety of original clinical research studies conducted on this formula are reassuring, the fact that it has been prescribed and recommended for over 7 decades by thousands of health care practitioners worldwide for millions of patients shows its safety and efficacy.
I produce this herbal formula at the clinic for people who suffer from hayfever, contact the clinic on 0719142940 for more details.