Millions of us look forward to basking in the sun,
and enjoying a garden full of fragrant flowers as summer starts to weave
its magic. However, for hay fever sufferers, summer
heralds the start of a season of misery.
It is estimated that a fifth of the population dread this time of year because they suffer from hay fever or similar allergies . They can expect to experience a range of respiratory disorders, together with sneezing, itchiness and watery eyes.
Hay fever is an allergy where the immune system of sufferers overreacts to pollen and spores. It usually occurs throughout spring and summer, when pollen and spore counts from trees, plants, grasses, fungi and moulds are at their highest. When the body comes into contact with pollen, the lining of the nose, mouth and eyes release a chemical called histamine which causes an allergic reaction.
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- sneezes because of a tickling feeling in the nose, burning sensation in eyes, nose and throat, discharges may be acrid.
- eyes the biggest problem, with itchy and dry eyes, and burning discharge. Tickling cough, intense sneezing, runny nose with bland discharge.
- bland watery nose and eyes, worse in the heat, eyes itch and feel gritty, and may produce yellow/green discharge. Lots of sneezing.
- constant, maddening tingling in nose, burning and redness of eyes, sneezing provokes tears. Eyes watery and burning.
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It is the intention of the European Central Council of Homeopaths (ECCH), to encourage the highest standards of professional practice in homeopathy, whilst acting as an advisory body to governments and other policy making institutions.
Ashes to ashes
Whilst the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano has expanded our knowledge on such geological matters, for Icelandic residents, there are potential health effects. These include eye and skin irritation, as well as increased respiratory problems for conditions like asthma or other lung conditions.
Volcanoes emit water (H2O), and a variety of gases including carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and hafnium (HF). These gases interact rapidly with the ash particles of a volcanic plume and especially atmospheric water to form acidic aerosols.
Volcanic ash may contain potentially harmful substances in the form
of water-soluble materials, mostly acids and salts, which cling to the
particles of glass and crystals. The most common are sulphate, chloride,
sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and