Hay Fever Advice from Allergy UK

Hay Fever Advice from Allergy UK

Omkring 18 million of us are suffering from one allergy in particular at this time of year. Høfeber påvirker millioner af mennesker i Storbritannien, og kan være invaliderende. Næsten en fjerdedel (22%) af syge klasse deres høfeber så alvorlig og vedvarende.

Alle allergiske sygdomme er i stigning på grund af ændringerne i den måde, vores immunforsvar reagerer på hvad der bør være normalt uskadelige stoffer. Dette skyldes den stigende mangel på eksponering over årtier til de normale bakterier, der lever i miljøet og stimulerer vores immunforsvar til at bekæmpe sygdomme, sammen med andre miljømæssige og fysiske interaktioner.

Allergi UK har følgende råd til at hjælpe med at holde høfebersymptomer under kontrol:

  • PĂĄfør en effektiv pollen barriere rundt i kanten af ​​hvert næsebor at fange eller blokere pollen.

 

  • Hvis du har været uden, avoid bringing pollen into the bedroom so that you get a good night’s sleep. Get undressed as soon as you come in the door, have a shower and wash your hair to remove all traces of pollen. Don’t hang your washing out first thing in the morning or at dusk as there is always more pollen in the air at these times and it will settle on your washing

 

  • Using a seawater nasal spray to clean nasal passages and wash-out mucus from blocked noses and sinuses can provide temporary relief and prime the nose for treatment

 

  • If you usually use a nasal spray for your hay fever make sure that you start using it a couple of weeks before symptoms usually start

 

  • Always take your antihistamines regularly during the hay fever season, not just on a sunny day. Although there tends to be less pollen about on a rainy day, you should still keep taking your medication as this gives the best control for your symptoms

 

  • Wraparound sunglasses will help stop allergens getting in your eyes

 

  • If you need to get away from it all, choose a holiday destination near the sea to lessen the effects as sea breezes blow pollen inland, a holiday by the beach will lessen the effects

 

Allergy UK are here to advise and support those with allergies and intolerances. Please call us on 01322 619898 eller besøg www.allergyuk.org for mere information.