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About 1 in five people suffer from hay fever. It is a type of allergy that is usually triggered by exposure to dander, pollen, and dust. Hay fever symptoms may include nasal stuffiness, watery/itchy eyes, sneezing, headaches, coughing, to name a few. When hay fever is triggered, it can cause interruption to the sufferer’s daily activities. Therefore, the focus of treatment is to relieve and alleviate its symptoms. Below are some effective methods that will help you effectively manage hay fever symptoms.
Consume unfiltered honey. Studies have been conducted to explore the anti-allergy properties of honey. Although there are plenty of anectodal testaments to prove this, further research is required to gather more scientific evidences. However, some people who have tried eating unfiltered honey to mitigate hay fever symptoms have sworn it really them. Others argue that consuming honey might suppress the immune system and cause exposure to pollens and other allergens that might cause serious allergic reaction. If you want to try this remedy, you have to first make sure that you are not allergic to honey. If you are not, then you can try eating honey and see if it helps in relieving hay fever symptoms. Remember our bodies respond differently. Therefore, just because the treatment did or did not work for other people, doesn’t mean the same thing will happen to you.
Get an allergy shot. In worst cases, people suffering from hay fever may be advised to take allergy shots. Allergy shots for hay fever come with a hefty price, and will usually need to be administered over several days depending on the patient. What the shot does is it exposes the body to a minute amount of allergen to help it form immunity against the allergen. This will help the sufferer to have lesser hay fever attacks. It is advised that you talk to your doctor about allergy shots if you think this will help relieve your symptoms and reduce your likeliness of suffering from hay fever again.
Other ways to relieve hay fever symptoms include using nasal sprays and rinsing with neti pot. These methods help to clear out mucus build up, reduce nasal stuffiness and relieve nasal blockage.