The best way to treat hay fever is to prevent yourself coming in contact with allergic substances. Additional medication may be required to treat the disease depending on the severity.
What is Hay Fever?
Hay fever also known as allergic rhinitis is characterised by cold-like signs and shows symptoms like running nose, itching in the eyes, congestion, sneezing, and sinus pressure. However, unlike common cold hay fever is not caused by a virus. It is caused by allergies which are present outdoors and indoors such as pollens and dust particles.
Hay fever can take an ugly shape and can create troubles with your performance in school or office. If you know how to save yourself from the triggers of hay fever, you can find the correct treatment for yourself.
What are the Symptoms of Hay Fever?
As soon as you are exposed to an allergic substance, the signs and symptoms of hay fever start showing up. The symptoms may include:
- Running nose and nasal congestion
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Itchy nose
- Sinus pressure
- Swollen, blue coloured skin under the eyes
- Lessened sense of smell or taste.
When to Seek Medical Help?
Whenever you feel the following you must seek medical attention:
- When you feel that you may have hay fever.
- When your symptoms don’t stop occurring.
- Medication for allergy don’t work.
- When allergy medications work but leave behind a side effect.
Treatment for Hay Fever
The best way to treat hay fever is to avoid coming in contact with substances that cause allergy. Besides this you may also need additional treatment to cure hay fever. If the fever is not too severe, normal medications can relieve you of the symptoms. However, if the symptoms don’t seem to lessen, you may need to take prescription medicines. Many patients find relief by taking a combination of allergy medications.
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