What is seasonal and perennial allergic rinitis?
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is the excessive reaction of the organism when in contact with pollen from plants that is in suspension during certain times of the year, while playing the role for plants known as pollination.
Plants that commonly produce this reaction are called allergenic plants.
Differences between hay fever and perennial allergic rhinitis
Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis occurs in certain seasons, depending on the type of pollen is inhaled through the nose and throat, although it is often given more frequently in spring and summer.
Perennial allergic rhinitis is not a seasonal based allergy since it can occur at any time of year.
Symptoms of hay fever
Among the main symptoms of hay fever, we can point out:
- Nasal congestion
- Discharge or runny nose
- Itching and tears in the eyes
- Irritated and swollen eyes
- Clogged ears
- Sore throat
- Feeling tired during a particular season,
Causes of hay fever
Contact with pollen causes the development of antibodies in excessive amounts in some individuals. When the body has already developed many antibodies, if it comes into contact again with the pollen allergen, it produces an exaggerated release of histamines that are responsible for the above symptoms.
It is an immune system disease which, in normal circumstances, protects us from attacks by bacteria and microbes, but, in other circumstances and in certain individuals, reacts inadequately against pollen from plants which are innocuous for the majority of people.
Diagnosis and treatment of hay fever
In case of displaying some allergic reaction or some symptom that can be assumed as some kind of allergy, the first thing to do is to visit the specialist who can identify the cause of this pathology.
Natural treatment of hay fever
The natural treatment of hay fever is based on the use of a series of natural resources that can help to diminish the frequency of the attacks or to lessen its symptoms.
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Characteristics of hay fever
26 April, 2020