Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever)

Allergic Rhinitis can be a fancy name for hay fever. Rhinitis itself is defined as inflamed nasal tissues. The allergic reaction causes a variety of symptoms usually related to the mucous membranes of the nose throat, sinuses and lungs. Some of the more obvious symptoms are nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy runny nose, red irritated eyes, wheezing, headache, coughing and others. Itching of the nose, eyes and throat can also be symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
This tends to be considered a seasonal allergy, where people react to a variety of airborne particles. Initially it was thought by the medical community that hay fever was primarily a pollen allergy, however in recent years all the causative allergens are being lumped together with only vague descriptive separations such as indoor and outdoor allergens.
There is a huge variety of allergens that can cause allergic rhinitis. Some of the most common are pollen from trees, flowers and grasses, molds, houseplants, air pollution, animal dander, dust mites, fumes from paint, gasoline, and perfumes, and cigarette smoke.

List of Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever) Treatments:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a known home remedy to cure numerous conditions, even allergies.  It can stop the symptoms from allergies to pollen, dander, dust, animal food, and the like.  Continue reading…


Air Purifiers: Electrostatic Air Filters

Electrostatic filters are made to charge dust particles in the air which will attract them to the metal plates in the machine.  The machines are made up of layers of polypropylene and polyurethane material that generate the electrical charge to attract dust particles.  Continue reading…


Vacuum Cleaners (HEPA)

Most allergy approved vacuum cleaners are equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air filters that reduce the amount of airborn allergens dispersed during vacuuming.  HEPA filters use activated carbon and zeolite to remove gasses, odors, chemicals, toxins and vapors.  Continue reading…


Hot Water Laundry Wash

In the past, it was necessary to wash bedding, clothing, and other fabrics in hot water to remove dust mites and other harmful allergens.  But in order to kill the allergens, the water has to be as hot as 130°F, or more.  However, not all people keep their water heater at a high enough level, and if the water were that hot, there is a danger of damaging the fabric causing the colors to fade.  Now, there is no need for hot water washing because there are new detergent products in the market that are made specifically to remove dust mites, pet dander, pollens, mildew, and mold in all water temperatures.


Dust Mite Covers

As you sleep at night, dust mites that made a home in your beddings will come out and munch on your dead skin flakes and leave allergy-causing proteins on your skin or in the air for you to inhale. Continue reading…


Nasalcrom etc. (Cromolyn sodium)

Nasalcrom (Cromolyn sodium) is a mast cell stabilizer medication that prevents the mast cells of the immune system from rupturing when exposed to an allergen.  Continue reading…


Face Masks

For those with nasal allergies, it is highly recommended that they wear face masks outdoors.  Surgical face masks are suggested because they can be easily purchased.  These masks are good even for preventing viral infections from spreading.  Continue reading…


Nasonex (Mometasone nasal spray)

Mometasone furoate is a synthetic (man-made) glucocorticoid steroid hormone used to treat nasal allergies.  Glucocorticoid hormones in particular have anti-inflammatory properties.  Continue reading…


Homeopathy (Homeopathic Formulas)

The purpose of homeopathy’s system of medicine is to provide stimulation for the body to recover its natural health and balance.  Unlike with conventional allergy shots in immunotherapy, homeopathy treats the disease with very small quantities of an agent that will produce the same symptoms as the disease when given to a healthy individual. Continue reading…


Afrin etc. (Oxymetazoline)

Afrin (Oxymetazoline) is an over-the-counter topical decongestant which is used in products such as Nasivin, Vicks Sinex and Afrin.  It is recommended for the temporary relief of nasal symptoms brought about by hay fever, respiratory allergies, colds, or sinusitis.  Continue reading…


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