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As hay fever seasons begins in earnest, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has issued advice on recognising the difference in symptoms between hay fever and COVID-19.
While most of us look forward to the arrival of warmer weather, for allergy sufferers this can be a tricky time of year – and being in lockdown does not mean they are less susceptible.
Hay fever (acute seasonal allergic rhinitis) is the most common type of allergy. Symptoms include itchy red eyes also known as allergic conjunctivitis, watery discharge from the nose and eyes, sneezing, fatigue, headache and nervous irritability. It can mimic the symptoms of common cold and affects 30% of the population worldwide. Post nasal drip of mucus can lead to a cough, and nose bleed in severe cases. Tree and grass pollen is the usual cause of hay fever in spring and summer-time but perennial allergic rhinitis can be caused by some or all of the following: animal hair, dust, feathers, fungus, spores and moulds the symptoms of which can stay with you in any part of the year. Some of us are born to be allergic from birth it occurs in both males and females and anywhere in the world, hay fever is not contagious.
Micro-immunotherapy can be successfully used as supportive therapy for diseases which are the consequence of an imbalance in our immune system. The main objective is to restore and correct the functioning of our immune system. Here are some examples of the applications of Micro-immunotherapy medications:
As the summer fast approaches, most of us long for a repeat of last year’s heatwave, however one downside of those long, hot, summer evenings is the increased threat of hay fever.
The hay fever season arrived with a vengeance this summer. Many people in Ireland suffer from hay fever without knowing it. People often think that they have a cold which will not go away, but in actual fact they have hay fever. Common questions asked at Evergreen are: “What is hay fever?” “What causes it?” and “What is the difference between hay fever and a viral infection like a cold or flu?”
As it seems we are set to continue enjoying this sunny weather, hay fever could cause misery for numerous sufferers across Ireland.
One in five Irish adults claim to suffer from hay fever, while more than one in four say they do not know how to alleviate their symptoms.
Most of us have suffered from colds, flus, painful conditions, injuries, etc, at some point, which keep us awake at night or disrupt our sleep, which can result in feeling tired the next day, but at least in those cases we know the reason. Some people are suffering from constant tiredness, lack of energy, and fatigue, and they do not know why. If you think you are one of these people, talk to your GP.
The Asthma Association of Ireland estimates that approximately one in 10 people in Ireland experience the discomfort of hay fever each year.