Posts Tagged "hayfever"

A Natural Approach to Hayfever – not to be sneezed at!

While most of us welcome the warmer, drier days of Summer, it can bring misery for thousands of hayfever sufferers in Ireland. Hayfever, or allergic rhinitis, is caused by the pollen of specific seasonal plants, airborne chemicals and dust particles. Constant sneezing, red, watery and itchy eyes, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat and wheezing are the symptoms of hayfever that ruin their summers. The current mainstream approach suppresses the symptoms with antihistamines, steroids and decongestants. These drugs are effective because they dampen the immune response by suppressing the...

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Welcome to summer!

Posted on May 23, 2016 in News & Events

This winter and spring saw more coughs and chesty problems than many of us in the IAHS can ever remember in the past, but brighter days are reflected in people’s faces and moods as well as immune systems. Early flashes of sunshine remind us to stock up on safe, low chemical sun protection and Deet-free insect repellent in the hope of balmy days to come. As I write, the main pollen season caused by grasses is imminent. In recent years we have seen hayfever symptoms become increasingly common for children, and they can present a serious problem for exam students. Children can use vitamin C...

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