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Advice on Allergies and Hay Fever

Updated on December 29, 2016

Type of Allergic Reactions; things that may cause an allergic reaction in the body include:

  • House dust and molds

  • Chemicals (soap, lotions, house cleaners)

  • Trees, weeds, flowers, grass, and pollens

  • Insect stings and bites

  • Some medications

  • Animal hair, fur, feathers, rugs

  • Some foods (wheat, rice, eggs, milk and other milk products)

  • Poison ivy and poison oak

Definition of Allergy - When the body is very sensitive to something (an allergen) that is taken by mouth, breathed into the lungs, or absorbed by the skin.

Common Allergies

The most common allergies may affect the respiratory passages and the skin, although other areas such as the digestive tract, nervous system, joints, kidneys and blood vessels can be affected.

Advice on Allergies and Hay Fever
Advice on Allergies and Hay Fever

Sinus Infection Symptoms

is when someone is allergic to something; their body may react by having allergen symptoms such as:

  • Sneezing, stuffy nose

  • Sore, dry, itchy throat

  • Coughing, shortness of breath, or wheezing

  • Watery, itchy, puffy, red eyes

  • Rashes including hives, swelling, or red bumps on the skin

  • Other symptoms can be diarrhea, vomiting, chills, fever, headache, gas, stomach pain, or nausea.

Sinus infection can be treated with rinsing the nasal cavity (nostrils) by using a Netti-pot. Pour purified bottled water into the Netti-pot, add one pinch of sea salt, and shake the mixture. Begin the rinsing process of the sinuses, by leaning your head to the side, and pour the mixture into one nostril, and it comes out through the other nostril. Do the process over the bathroom sink.


Hay Fever Effects -

is most common in the spring and fall seasons because of pollens in the air during this time of year. Most times allergies or hay fever can begin during childhood. People of any age can get allergies or hay fever in their life. Hay fever symptoms include:

  • Watery eyes

  • Sneezing

  • Stuffy nose and sinuses

  • Runny nose

If you are not successful in preventing allergies, visit a doctor to treat the symptoms of allergies or hay fever. If allergic reactions are caused by an insect bite visit a doctor immediately.

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      Ann810 17 months ago from Sunny Cali

      Eric, doctors are behind on this one, because pushing medication is more money for them, of course. But their are doctors that use the Netti-pot at home, they're just not telling their patients about it.

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      Eric Dierker 17 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You do the greatest info hubs. This one is very interesting.

      I think modern western medicine is behind the curve on this one.