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Effectual Cures To Infant Hay Fever

Submitted by on July 14, 2009 – 4:38 pmOne Comment

What is hay fever ?

Hay fever is an ailment that occurs during the spring and summer season and usually due to a reaction to pollen from flowers, grasses and trees. Though it has no serious consequence, it does become periodically troublesome with the allergic reaction occurring in the mucous membrane of the eyelids and nose. The condition is also referred to as allergic rhinitis and causes sneezing, a runny nose with clear discharge and itchy, watery, red rimmed eyes.

Hay Fever Symptoms

If the child is sneezing a lot, one needs to check his temperature to make sure that he isn’t ill with an infection like influenza or a common cold. One must discourage the child from rubbing his eyes as it will only worsen the situation. The eyes and nostrils can be bathed with cool water to ease the irritation. This will help wash out any deposits of pollen particles or dust. Warm saline water can be splashed on the eyes to relieve the itchiness.

Vitamin C taken on a daily basis has a visible effect on the immune system and provides relief from allergic symptoms. Garlic is a widely acceptable treatment for Hay fever and can be introduced in the meals of children. Fish oil capsules work fairly quickly to provide relief.

Hay Fever Remedies

Local unfiltered honey is the most curative method, as it is derived from pollen of flowers collected by bees. A spoonful of honey can be added to the above 2yr old child’s daily diet to develop the body’s innate guard against the local pollen. Fresh lemon or boiled grape fruit extract with honey is a great option to lessen the hay fever attack.

Liquorice provided swift recovery from the nagging symptoms of hay fever as it acts in analogous ways to that of cortisone which is a conservative approach to treat the ailment.

Steam inhalation with water infused with essential oils like Peppermint and Chamomile will provide relief to the nasal track. Petroleum jelly can be applied to the nostrils to relieve itching. Nasal irritation can be reduced by mixing a pinch of both salt and baking soda in 330ml of water and try inhaling a little teaspoonful of it in each nostril.

One can shift from cow’s milk and its related dairy products to goat or sheep milk, hemp milk, soya, almond or rice milk during the months when Hay fever is at its peak. One can encourage more consumption of fresh produce of veggies and fruits, at the same time avoiding fruits like honeydew, cherry, peach, watermelon, cantaloupe to help counteract the problem. Consuming high end protein and staying clear from flour, sugar during the initial week will provide relief.

One must watch the pollen count each day and if it is high, discourage the child from playing near freshly mown lawns. Early dawn or late dusk times are the thriving time for pollen, so adequate care must be taken when to let the child venture out.

One can use synthetic fillings for the child’s pillows and duvet, rather than feathers. The house must be kept as dust-free as possible to avoid aggravation of symptoms.

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