Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in adolescents and young adults.

57.    Know the symptoms of hay fever.  They include itchy, watery eyes, and dry or swollen throat.

 

58.    Try eating local honey.  This may help you build some immunity to the pollens in your area.

 

59.    Consider allergy shots.  Regular injections can help you build immunity to those things that contribute to miserable allergic reactions.

 

60.    Get some exercise.  Hay fever is generally worse for those who aren’t in top physical condition.

 

61.    Eat better.  Diets high in Omega 3, garlic, and antioxidants may help with chronic nasal issues.

 

62.    Wear your shades.   Donning suitable sunglasses has the added bonus of blocking some pollen from your eyes in highly allergenic settings.

 

63.    Avoid wooded or heavily planted areas where plants are pollen rich.  Avoiding pollen altogether can prevent illness due to hay fever.

 

64.    Use mints or lozenges when you need to sooth your throat.  Keeping your throat lubricated eases the symptoms of hay fever.

 

Note that the above tips are general guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice or knowledge of a physician or healthcare professional.  Seek out expert advice and help if you have questions or concerns about your health.


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