The HayMax Guide to Hayfever and Hay Fever Treatments
With a wealth of information in books and on the internet about hayfever we have tried to pick out the important bits from each approach and put them together in an easy to read format.
Whether you’re a nutter for natural remedies, a dietary fan, or if you like to take conventional medicine and find that works for you, we hope we have the answer for you in this guide to the wealth of hayfever remedies available.
There is a table of contents on the left hand side of the guide with links to each page so you can dip in and out and look at the pages which interest you most. Our aim is to provide you with an easy to read and simple to understand resource, through which you can decide for yourself the best way to deal with your hayfever.
This is a guide for ordinary people written by ordinary people. We are not doctors and you should always consult a doctor about a medical condition. We will always try to keep this guide updated, current and relevant, but please feel free to comment at the bottom or to point out any inaccuracies or information which you believe would be helpful to others.
Around 16 million of us in the UK suffer from hayfever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, and the number is increasing. Recent estimates say that up to half of us may soon suffer from hayfever.
No one really knows why for sure. One theory is that because we are now being exposed to less dirt we aren’t building up enough resistance to allergens. This could also explain the increase in other allergies like asthma. Another theory is that pollution in cities is sensitising people to airborne allergens.
Whatever the reason, hayfever brings seasonal misery to lots of us. Common hayfever symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, face and throat. All of this can lead to tiredness, lethargy and even feeling low or depressed.
How do we Limit Hayfever Symptoms and our Suffering?
There is a huge range of treatment available for hayfever. Although they don’t all claim to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ your hayfever or its associated symptoms, they can help.
Some work to limit the effects of pollen once it’s in your body, others, like the pollen barrier work by stopping some of the pollen entering your system in the first place.
You may find it helpful to try more than one thing at a time to combat your hayfever symptoms, particularly when the pollen count is high.
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