Spring has officially arrived 😀
The clocks have gone forward, the landscape is bright and the flowers and trees are beginning to blossom. Yay!
Except, are you someone who is desperate to enjoy the sun but is stuck indoors for fear of a streaming or blocked nose, violent sneezing and itching eyes? About a fifth of the UK population suffers from Hay Fever, making it one of the most common forms of allergy in the country.
Grass, tree and flower pollen are the common culprits for producing hay fever symptoms – otherwise known as seasonal allergic rhinitis – as the mucous membranes of the nose, sinuses, throat, palate and eyes are affected. Some people’s bodies ‘overreact’ when the allergens come into contact, and an inflammatory response is triggered. Histamine and other inflammatory chemicals in the surrounding tissues are released, increasing mucous production, contraction of smooth muscle, and dilation of blood vessels - all typical hay fever symptoms. The itching happens due to the effect of the histamine on nerve endings.
So how can you banish your hay fever symptoms?
More and more people are turning to complementary therapies to help them with their allergic symptoms and hay fever. The advantage of Homeopathy is that it is simple to use, is not addictive and has no side effects. It is natural. It can be used with other medicines, and is safe to use in pregnancy and also for babies and children.
Special Hay Fever Programme
In my clinic we see both children and adults for hay fever and we run a special Hay Fever programme to help combat the symptoms of hay fever in a natural and side effect free way. Contact us if you have any questions or would like some advice.