Hay fever is the sixth most prevelant persistent condition in major developed countries (more prevelent than heart disease). Not only is it unpleasant in itself but it can lead to worse complaints such as ear problems, sinusitis, deteriorating sense of smell and sleep disturbances. The symptons are itchy and watery eyes and noses, sneezing, nasal congestion, popping ears and throat problems. This easy-to-follow book explains what hay fever is, the symptons, and different forms of the problem. It explains about antihistamines and other forms of treatment, including how to avoid the causes, and looks at the emotional side of suffering from this problem. A section about children and hay fever is included.
Table of Contents
What is hay fever?; understanding allergy; the hay fever is diagnosed; perennial allergic rhinitis; all about antihistamines; other forms of treatment; the emotional dimension; hay fever in children; complications; avoiding hay fever.