When the seasons strike: grasses allergy
Spring is the time when everyone enjoys the oudoors and fresh air…not everyone though, as some of us are burdened with what is known as hayfever, but what is it?
Hayfever or grasses allergy manifests with symptoms like itchy, runny or stuffy nose, sore eyes and sneezing. Some people experience skin irritations like stinging nettle rash.
It can be very uncomfortable and spoil outdoors activities and symptoms can occur at night, making sleeping difficult..
Though more common in children, some adults can be affected.
Despite its common and medical terms, this condition is caused from pollen released by many greens. Some tree pollen allergies include Pine, Birch, Cypress and Olive, grasses like Bluegrass and plants like wheat, oat, rye and maize. Common lawn grass is often a culprit.
The main problem with grasses allergy is that their pollen is carried by wind, so it can travel great distances and be extremely difficult to avoid.
The peak period for grasses allergy is normally spring when most plant flowers blossom and release pollen, though this can extend to the entire summer and even the autumn months in some places.
So how can we find relief from grasses allergy?
Exposure should be avoided or at least reduced; staying indoors with the wondows closed is the most effective way to avoid being hit by pollen; taking a shower when returning home can also help.
There are a then number of medical solutions to try and minimize the symptoms, which include anti-histamine tablets and allergy shots.
SinuSet filters can offer an easy and comfortable solution for grasses allergy: they are easy to wear nasal filters which consist of a plastic arch, covered in a special filtering material which effectively reduce the amount of allergens entering the nose and providing a shield from pollen.