September 14, 2016

Signs you have hay fever, and not just the never ending cold!

      Sneezing, runny nose, sinus pain, tiredness, and headaches are just some of the symptoms that are common to both a cold and to hay fever. So, with so much in common, it’s easy to understand why people find it hard to differentiate between the two (especially at this time of year and especially if they’ve never had hay fever before). Here are a few quick ways to spot the difference … Feeling itchy? Whether it be itchy eyes, throat, ears or roof of mouth, itchiness is one of the main indicators of hay fever. Itchiness rarely occurs […]
September 8, 2016

Hayfever, Eczema & Asthma..”The Atopic Triad” – five things you need to know

If you suffer from eczema you may be predisposed to developing other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever – also referred to as the allergic or atopic ‘triad’ of symptoms. So, what do you need to know?   1) What is ‘The Atopy Triad”? Atopy is a term used to describe a family’s tendency to develop allergic conditions like eczema, asthma and hay fever (commonly referred to as the atopic triad) in response to external environmental elements.   2) What are the warning signs? Usually eczema appears first, in the earlier stages of childhood. Be on the lookout […]
September 1, 2016

Top 3 causes of hay fever symptoms during spring

Are you part of the one in five who suffer from seasonal hay fever? The weather is warming up, which usually means bad news for hay fever sufferers. In fact, one in five Australians and New Zealanders[1] suffer from seasonal hay fever! Learn about the top three causes and what you can do about them …   1) Pollen Pollen is a fine powder produced by male plants and a major contributor to seasonal hay fever symptoms. In fact, about 95 per cent of hay fever sufferers are allergic to pollen[2]! It can also be responsible for a number of […]
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