Hay Fever – Overview
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic disorder affecting around 18 million people in UK. It triggers symptoms like sneezing, blocked or runny nose and itchy, red or watery eyes. Contrary to what the name hay fever suggests, you don’t have to be exposed to hay or have fever if you are suffering from it. It occurs when your immune system overreacts to allergen, an otherwise harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction in people suffering from hay fever.
Hay fever can affect the quality of your life. Those who suffer from it know that it can affect your performance at work or at school. But you don't have to put up with annoying symptoms of hay fever. It can be treated effectively & safely with homeopathy.
However, if not treated on time, hay fever can lead to complications such as sinusitis and middle ear infections. It can impair sleeping, which can result in tiredness. In asthmatic people, it can aggravate the signs and symptoms of asthma such as, coughing and wheezing. Our homeopaths will conduct a video microscopy test and customise a treatment plan best suited to meet your expectations and needs.
Did you know?
- Nearly 95 per cent of people suffering from hay fever are allergic to grass pollen
- Hay fever is most frequently seen in children, predominantly teenagers
- Around 80 per cent of asthmatic people suffer from allergic rhinitis, and one in four with allergic rhinitis have asthma.
Causes: Hay fever occurs when your immune system attacks allergens, which are most often harmless substances, such as pollen, certain foods, or house dust mites. To know more about causes, Read more.
Symptoms: Common symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, runny nose and red, watery and itchy eyes. To know about other symptoms, Read more.
Diagnosis: To diagnose hay fever, our homeopaths will perform a physical exam, will look at your symptoms and ask questions about your personal and family medical history. If needed, they may suggest you skin prick test and blood tests to see how your body reacts to certain substances and figure out the best treatment and prevention plan for you. To know more about diagnosis, Read more.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’sTM:
Step 1: First Consultation – Our homeopaths will spend 30-45 minutes with you to understand the exact cause of hay fever. We will take into account your medical history, lifestyle, whether you smoke, and your work and home environment. Depending on all these factors, our homeopaths suggest customized homeopathic treatment that will help you cope with hay fever.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – To diagnose hay fever, our homeopaths will perform a physical exam, will look at your symptoms and ask questions about your personal and family medical history. If needed, they may suggest you skin prick test and blood tests to see how your body reacts to certain substances and figure out the best treatment and prevention plan for you.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment - Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on the diagnosis made and extent of the condition.
Step 4: Advice on lifestyle – Our homeopaths will guide you on to how you can do certain things to reduce allergens and minimize your exposure to allergy triggers. The tips will help you manage the symptoms and help us achieve the desired treatment result. Read more.