Hay Fever

Hay Fever is a common allergic reaction which occurs at certain times of the year. Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is a reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during spring and summer, and can affect both adults and children.

Grass pollen is the most common allergen which usually between May and July but tree pollen, between February and June, and weed pollen, between June and September, can also cause and allergic reaction called hay fever.

Whilst hay fever is seasonal, allergic rhinitis may be all year round called perennial rhinitis, and this may be associated to pet dander, house mites and fungal spores. Hay fever symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, headaches and shortness of breath.

There are lots of natural remedies for hay fever and these include herbs and herbal supplements, nose drops and sprays, eye drops as well as inhalation with aromatherapy essential oils.