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Hay Fever | Hay Fever Symptoms | How To Get Rid Of Hayfever

Hay Fever or Hayfever. This video is on hay fever symptoms, treatment, remedies and how to get rid of hay fever. This weeks video is all about Hay Fever. Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest. I hope my tips help and always remember you're awesome. This video was sponsored by Dr Fox (Online Doctor & Pharmacy): WHAT IS HAY FEVER: Pollen is the name given to the fine powder that is produced by plants, trees or flowers to fertilise other plants, trees or flowers of the same species. Strictly speaking, hay fever is caused by an allergy to grass or hay pollens. Grass pollen is the most common cause and tends to affect people every year in the grass pollen season from about May to July (late spring to early summer). However, the term is often used when allergies are caused by other pollens such as tree pollens. Tree pollens tend to affect people from March to May (early to late spring) each year. Other people may be allergic to weed pollens (including nettles and docks). Weeds tend to pollinate from early spring to early autumn. Symptoms are due to your immune system reacting to the pollen. Cells on the lining of the nose and eyes release chemicals (for example, histamine) when they come into contact with pollen. This causes inflammation in the nose (rhinitis) and eyes (conjunctivitis). Sometimes the sinuses and throat can also be affected. Hay fever is also called seasonal allergic rhinitis because symptoms tend to occur at the same time, or in the same season, each year. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAY FEVER: The symptoms of hay fever include: • Sneezing and coughing • A runny or blocked nose • Itchy, red or watery eyes • Itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears • Loss of smell • Pain around your temples and forehead • Headache • Earache • Feeling tired If you have asthma, you might also: • Have a tight feeling in your chest • Be short of breath • Wheeze and cough Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks. HOW TO USE A NASAL SPRAY: Are you using your nasal spray right? Believe me it’s not as simple as you think and by using it right should to see a massive improvement. Feel free to watch my video on how to use a nasal spray properly: HOW TO USE EYE DROPS: Believe me when I say using an eye drop properly is not as simple as you think and by using it right it should really help. Feel free to watch my video on how to use an eye drop properly: EASY TIPS TO HELP WITH HAY FEVER: Tip 1- Pollen count is higher in the morning and night, so keep windows and doors closed particularly early evenings. Tip 2 - Try putting a tiny amount of vaseline around nostrils to help trap pollen. This will also help if your nose is sore from blowing it too much. I wouldn't recommend this for children only adults. Tip 3 - Shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off. Tip 4 - Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes. Tip 5 - Vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth. Tip 6- Buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter. WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR: See a GP if: • Your symptoms are getting worse. • Your symptoms do not improve after taking medicines from the pharmacy.

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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

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