Ayurveda

Ayurveda

 

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and trees are turning green with new life. It’s spring. Unfortunately for some, this means a good healthy dose of allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. Those of us who suffer from this seasonal affliction may feel an urge to rub our noses, eyes and ears. We might even get a sore throat. All of this is simply our immune system’s response to airborne pollens coming from different plants and flowers.

Hay fever usually manifests with relatively harmless symptoms like mild nasal congestion and skin irritation. Rarely, it can develop into a life-threatening illness of extreme allergic sensitivity called anaphylaxis. An allergy should not be confused with the common cold. For one thing, colds are highly infectious. Seasonal and perennial allergies are not. A person with a cold has a low-grade fever and cloudy nasal secretions. Allergy sufferers experience clear nasal discharge and usually no fever.

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