Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hay Fever

Hay Fever is not the fever of hay, but it is termed hay fever because in the early 19th Century when people harvest their hay and got caught in fever due to cold, sneezing and nasal congestion, they gave it a title of hay fever and thought that hay is the only cause of fever but actually it is not the fact, Allergic Rhinitis is the actual term used to describe the reactions of different substance which are usually noted in this fever, it is a seasonal allergic disorder.
Hay Fever affects nearly 25% of all Americans in which around 20% are adults and 35% young children, more than $1.5 million is spent annually to treat this fever, these types of allergic diseases are growing rapidly throughout the world.
Allergic Rhinitis can lead towards other diseases like asthma and eczema.

Hay Fever Signs And Symptoms :

Following are the main signs and symptoms of hay fever, running nose, itching of nose and eyes, nasal congestion and the nose also becomes swollen, rhinorrhea and itchy throat is also the main symptom of hay fever because if someone eats apple or potato it itches the throat.

Cause Of Hay Fever :

The main cause of hay fever is through the pollen of seasonal plants, it is caused in haying season and the common plants causing hay fever are; pine, cedar, fat hen.
Around 10-20% of the sufferers cause hay fever from birch pollen grains and around 80% got affected by grass pollen.

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