Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually I usually get a “headache” above and behind my eyes, and mild flu like symptoms.
There’s a massive amount of flowers here because whole trees are covered in flowers, and they’ve come into bloom all at the same time.
Hay fever as I understand it is an allergy to pollen that’s airborne which comes from flowers. Anti-histamines can control the symptoms and offer some relief. Possibly decongestants might help too with the blocked sinuses. Analgesics like paracetamol (Tylenol) might help with pain relief. Although I should add, I’m not a doctor, so ask a medically qualified and certified professional, don’t take my advice.
Rhinitis is as I understand the concept of a problem with one’s sinuses. However hay fever isn’t confined to just sinus issues.
I’m fairly sure that my tolerance to pollen has decreased with age. Not that I’m in old age, but lets just say I’m not as young as I used to be.
There is a theory floating around that living in polluted areas like many cities, could make one more likely to be a hay fever sufferer. I certainly didn’t experience the same kinds of symptoms living in rural areas, mostly my sinuses have suffered from living in towns and cities … and it’s very likely smoking cigarettes doesn’t help matters !
Any hay fever or sinus suffers out there ? What’s your experiences ? What have you found in terms of relief, or perhaps cure ? Are age, or where you live and how polluted it is, are factors ?
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