All you have to pay? Or hay fever ...
 Most of us look forward to this spring, when the trees appear earrings, flowers bloom, and all the grass. But there is in our world today a lot of people that spring brings disappointment. It allergies - people suffering from a particular type of allergy.

In the spring of aggravated pollen disease   - An allergy to pollen. «Pollen» - the Latin name of this disease is translated into Russian as - pollen. Statistics confirm that 20% of the world population suffer from this disease.

The most common hay fever ill people from 8 to 50 years old, residing in the city. Many physicians are inclined to believe that this kind of allergy is the human cost of the benefits of civilization. Not dealing with plants, living in jungles, people lose their natural protective functions of the immune system, and it bewildered, begins to react to external stimuli with high response. Perhaps, there is much truth.

However, Hippocrates described the disease, with red eyes, burning, tearing and sneezing during flowering roses. On something like he mentions in his writings and physician Claudius Galen, who lived in the II century AD

In Russia before the revolution, people also suffered from similar symptoms and called the disease - hay fever, due to the fact that it happened at the time of flowering herbs.

The very same term "hay fever" was introduced in 1819, English scientist and physician John Bostock. A relationship between symptoms of fever and seasonal pollen found in 1873 by Scottish physician faded, who himself suffered from the disease. But especially a lot of allergies appeared in the XX century, when the urban population was much higher than in rural areas.

 All you have to pay? Or hay fever ...
 Symptoms of hay fever or pollen allergy are : Eye redness, conjunctivitis, watery eyes, frequent sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy nose, extending the long-term cough, difficulty breathing, choking, dizziness, itching and skin rashes.

Naturally, when the manifestation of these symptoms should see a doctor, who will select the appropriate medication.

The oldest used medications is diphenhydramine, which, unfortunately, has the side effect of drowsiness. Newer versions: suprastin, tavegil, pipolfen.

There are also folk remedies . Some of them:

- Mummies
It is considered one of the most effective agents in the treatment of allergies. The aqueous solution was prepared every day mummy, mummy dissolving 1 g in 1 liter of water or broth licorice. Take ¼ cup 3 times a day. The course of treatment for 3 weeks.

- Mead
It helps with allergies chewing honeycomb and honey. Or eating of honey - 1 tbsp. spoon after each meal.

- Oil laurel
Drip on a piece of sugar 5 drops of oil of laurel. Sugar eat for half an hour before meals.

- Celery juice
Squeeze it out of fresh plants and take 1 dessert spoon 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.

- Nettles
1 tbsp. spoon nettle deaf flowers pour 1 cup boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, strain and take ½ cup 4-5 times a day for half an hour before meals and after 1 hour after meals.

- Spree
Dry grass brewed as a tea and drink during the day.

- Collection
Take 15 grams. dandelion root, 20 g. herb St. John's wort, 20 g. yarrow herb, 10 g. horsetail herb, 5 gr. chamomile flowers, 5g. corn silk, 50 g. rosehips. All the chop, mix well. 1st. spoon mixture brew 1 cup of boiled water, in a thermos for 4 hours. Take ¼ cup 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals.

- Baths
Also useful bath with the infusion of black currant leaves. A handful of dried leaves to brew 1 liter of boiling water, leave for an hour, strain, pour into the tub with the water temperature + 37 ° C, 15 minutes to take a bath. After the bath, do not wipe, just put on a robe, and if the heat to the body just to dry the air.

Do not forget about prevention
- The best prevention of allergies are considered a walk in the fresh air in the park, in the woods, looking after its own garden, flower garden, sports. Even in Soviet times, doctors recommended in the summer to take back the children to the sea for immunity. This advice has not lost its relevance today. Adults rest on the sea is as useful.

- However, if a person has a severe allergy to a particular pollen, the doctors do not recommend during the flowering of the plant to leave the city to the country.

- If the plant-allergen is in the city and in the immediate vicinity of the house (some, for example, sensitive to birch pollen and other urban plants) should be covered balconies, windows, put in a flat air cleaner and air conditioning.

- Coming home from the street is better to take a shower, wash your hair.

- Do not dry your clothes on an open balcony and even more so in the street.

- Ventilate the apartment in the evening and at night, after the rain.

In Europe and the US there aeroallergologicheskaya service that reports on TV, radio, telephone, newspaper of the "dangerous" doses of pollen in the air. We, unfortunately, do not. In any case, hay fever, do not buy drugs on the boom experienced doctor will choose the right medicine is a specific person, so that he can lead a full life.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva