PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 April 2019 Lindsay Jones Sunflowers are among the most pollen-rich flowers - bad news for hay fever sufferers. Archant Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies. The longer days and warmer weather means more of us will be enjoying our gardens and going to parks.But for hay fever sufferers it is the start of months of runny noses and itchy eyes.Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants for allergies which hay fever sufferers should avoid this spring. A team of outdoors experts from BillyOh.com have revealed five plants that produce huge numbers of airborne pollen grains which play havoc with allergies over the warmer months.Hay fever is a common allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose become inflamed, which causes runny noses and watery eyes. It's usually worse between late … [Read more...] about 5 plants hay fever sufferers should avoid
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ITCHY eyes, a runny nose and a headache... symptoms which those with hay fever will dread at the first sight of spring. But now even more people are set to suffer as experts predict another million will develop an allergy to pollen this summer. An estimated 26 per cent of adults in the UK reported suffering from hay fever in 2017, according to research. Last year that figure increased to 31 per cent with a million new people buying hay fever medicines and remedies for the first time. The rise is believed to be due to changes in our climate as weather conditions become more extreme clearly defined seasons are blurred. If you cast your minds back to last winter, there was still snow on the ground in March. This was quickly followed by a very warm, wet spring, with temperatures soaring into the low 20s by mid-April. Pollen bomb Experts say this condensed the flowering season of many trees and shrubs into a much shorter period of time leading to a "pollen bomb" as plants burst into life at … [Read more...] about One MILLION people set to get hay fever for first time this summer due to ‘super-strength pollen bomb’
BRITS are being warned of a potentially deadly "pollen bomb" which could put millions at risk of life-threatening asthma attacks. Experts say hay fever season has landed three weeks early this year after an unusually warm winter, which saw temperatures soar to 21C. It means birch tree pollen - which affects one in four hay fever sufferers - is already being released across the country. Experts say that's bad news for 3.3million people whose asthma is worsened by pollen and warn sufferers to take extra care. Sonia Munde, head of services at Asthma UK, said: “A deadly pollen bomb is due to hit this week, putting people with asthma at risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. "Around 3.3million people with asthma are affected pollen, which can cause symptoms such as wheezing, a tight chest or coughing. A deadly pollen bomb is due to hit this week, putting people with asthma at risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attackSonia Mundehead of services at Asthma … [Read more...] about Hay fever sufferers warned as ‘killer pollen bomb’ hits this week – putting millions at risk
Allergy season is upon us. Because of all the snow and rain we had last winter, the forecast is calling for a heavy pollen season April through May. In fact, we are going to experience some of the highest allergen exposure of the country this spring. Adults are not the only ones who will be feeling it; many children have seasonal allergies, too. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is the culprit for all the sneezing, stuffy/runny noses, watery eyes, fatigue, headaches and itching that many of us experience in the spring through fall. Those with seasonal hay fever have allergic sensitivity to tree, grass and weed pollen or to airborne mold spores. People with year-round, or perennial, hay fever are allergic to house dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches and/or mold spores. Hay fever affects nearly 10 percent of children in America. Is your child one of them? As with any concern about your child, your first call should be your pediatrician. The common cold and hay fever … [Read more...] about Is your child’s hay fever making you go haywire?
Saturday, November 17, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: cadmium, calcium, chromium, disease prevention, goodhealth, hair minerals, hay fever, iron, mineral components, seasonal allergy, selenium (Natural News) Japanese scientists have found a way to identify your likelihood of contracting hay fever based on the concentration of minerals in your hair. The results are different for men and women. Your mineral intake helps determine your susceptibility to diseases. For instance, certain minerals, like zinc, iron, and selenium, are linked to a fully functional immune system. By boosting your intake of these minerals, you can improve your protection from common environmental threats. According to the Japanese researchers who authored the study, the minerals in your body are sometimes secreted into your hair. Because of this, it’s possible to obtain an insight into the concentration of specific minerals in your system just from a sample of your hair alone. Considering the health and … [Read more...] about Can the minerals found in your hair determine your risk of developing hay fever?