People can suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) all year round which can be debilitating. This particular allergy, which is often inherited, is defined by it’s extraordinary response to pollen grains and other substances. There are two varieties of hay fever: seasonal which occurs when plants pollinate during a particular time of the year and perennial which happens all year round. If you experience hay fever in the spring, you’re most likely allergic to tree pollens. Grass and weed pollens cause your allergic reaction in the summer, and during autumn, weeds and fungus spores will wreak havoc on you, primarily from late March through November. People with perennial hay fever are typically sensitive to one or more allergens found indoors, such as dust mites, feathers, and animal dander. All of which are found in pillows, bedding, curtains, upholstery, and carpeting/rugs. Another common allergen is mold, usually found in moist areas likes bathrooms and basements.
When a person has hay fever, their system will overact and flood their bloodstream with chemicals like histamine and leukotrienes, that happen to inflame the lining of their nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids. It will also set into motion other symptoms connected with hay fever, such as sneezing. Hay fever symptoms include excessive sneezing, an itchy painful nose, stuffy and runny nose, and soar throat. Postnasal drip that triggers coughing, watery, itchy eyes, head, and nasal congestion, ear pressure/clogging, and fatigue.
Here’s how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help. This method of treatment will help reduce inflammation, swelling and relieve mild hypoxia caused by sinus pressure. It will help improve a persons energy levels by fighting off fatigue and flushing out toxins from the body. Also, HBOT will provide a boost to your immune system, producing lower levels of IgE, the antibody produced by the immune system during an allergic reaction. This will reduce the severity of an allergic reaction and help minimize any aches and pains that come with hay fever symptoms.
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