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Natural Remedies for Hayfever

What are Hayfever and Rhinitis?

Hayfever and Rhinitis


Hayfever is a condition of irritation of nose, eyes, throat and airways. This is usually caused by an inhaled substance. The offending substance is usually a pollen (pollen allergy). It occurs seasonally when the offending pollen is released into the air by its plant or tree. It is usually an , but some pollens such as that of oilseed rape are irritant in their own right without causing allergy, although allergy to that may also be present.

Perennial Rhinitis

Perennial rhinitis occurs at any time through out the year and may be related to or . It may be caused by house dust mite, environmental pollutants and other inhaled substances. ACE inhibitor drugs used for can cause perennial rhinitis in up to 30% of users.

Hayfever and Rhinitis Symptoms

The and rhinitis include runny eyes, blocked ears, thick mucus discharge from nose, chronic irritating cough and sneezing.

Also helpful may be our pages on other allergy linked diseases , , , and ,.

What Helps Hayfever and Rhinitis?

Hay Fever Advice

Hay fever is an allergy to pollen that affects around one in four people. An expert explains how it's diagnosed, symptoms and treatment.

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Hayfever and Rhinitis Treatment


Antihistamines such as chlorpheniramine (piriton) and loratadine (claritin) are commonly used. They all have potential side effects and are often sedative. Steroid sprays may be used. These include mometasone(nasonex), triamcinolone (nasacort) and budesonide (rhinocort). These all only suppress the condition. They do not cure it.

Newer treatment includes leukotriene receptor anatagonists such as monteleukast (singulair) and a long acting hayfever injection such as kenalog may be used to suppress the symptoms for the season

Hayfever and Rhinitis Selfhelp

Avoidance of the offending substance will be very helpful. This does beg the question of identifying that thing and that is often a difficult problem. Helpful information is available from . (I'm Joint President of AllergyUK - ed).


Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors

Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-

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Natural Cures for Hayfever

We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.

Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.

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Who Can Help Hayfever?

Who has a Special Interest in Hayfever?

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Mrs. Susan Trotter FAIRFORD,  Gloucestershire,   Great Britain
Ms. Carol Ridsdale Denver,  Colorado,   United States of America
Ms. Ellen Kratka Woodbury,  Connecticut,   United States of America
Ms. Pamela Bellamy Roswell,  Georgia,   United States of America
Dr. Kathryn J Hahn Santa Fe,  New Mexico,   United States of America

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Hayfever Support Groups

The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-

Great Britain National
Great Britain National
New Zealand National
United States of America National

Please email editor(at) with the name and URL of your suggestions for additional groups.

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Where You Can Eat, Stay and Visit

Help in finding restaurants, cafes, hotels, resorts, towns, beaches, travel companies and so on that are user friendly for our communities.

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