Allergies may occur when your immune system reacts to something that’s usually harmless. It can happen at any age and may have associated symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever. Even though your symptoms may appear to begin in the sinuses, nose, or eyes,
Asthma can be an offshoot of allergies when tissue inflammation increases. Some Asthma symptoms are:
- Tightness or pressure in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound that usually occurs when exhaling)
- Coughing, especially at night
Sinusitis – the swelling and inflammation of sinus tissues resulting in headaches and/or difficulty in breathing.
What’s the Difference Between Allergies and Hay Fever?
Hay Fever (also called allergic rhinitis) is a form of allergy. Click here for detailed, useful information about Hay Fever.
Here is an excerpt: ” Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itching of the nose, and post nasal drip.”
“Allergic rhinitis also influences other diseases. Uncontrolled hay fever symptoms can lead to sinus infections, ear infections and worsening of asthma. And people with allergic rhinitis are more prone to illnesses since the inflammation in the nose makes them more susceptible to the virus that causes the common cold.”
Treatment Hay Fever and Allergy Options
Traditional treatment options for hay fever include avoiding the substance you’re allergic to, injections (available only via an allergist), antihistamines, decongestants, and medications used via inhalers and nasal sprays.
Bronchitis: Inside Your Lungs
When the bronchial tubes that carry air deep into your lungs become inflamed, the inner lining swells and grows thicker, narrowing the breathing passages. These irritated membranes also secrete extra mucus, which coats and sometimes clogs the small airways. Coughing spells are the body’s way of trying to clear out these secretions for easier breathing.
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Additional Treatment Options for Allergies, Bronchitis, and Hay Fever
Since inflammation is the one factor which is common to most of these symptoms, let’s discuss ways in which to reduce inflammation.
Soothe Itching and Reduce Inflammation Caused by Allergies
- Cool Water Oatmeal baths or poultice
- Turmeric as a tea or cold drink, on food, or as a paste
- Aloe vera cactus gel or lotion
- ASEA and Renu28 (gel made of ASEA)
- Ginger drinks (or ginger in honey and lemon like is used for coughs)
See also this link about how Allergies Are Affected By Attitudes -Some Answers.
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