Hay Fever – What Is It And How Do You Treat It?

Today we wanted to talk about Hayfever – a scourge that affects up to 1 in 5 Australians. It can have a major impact on people’s lives during the warmer months of the year. With this article we wanted to share with you a short explanation of what hayfever is, what causes it,  what impact this may have on the life of sufferers and, lastly and most importantly, we’ll share with you treatment options for hayfever.

What is Hay Fever

Hay Fever is the common name for the condition Allergic Rhinitis. As mentioned in the introduction it impacts approximately 18% of the Australian population.  The symptoms of Hay Fever can be similar to COVID 19 or the Flu. These symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and congestion. Many hayfever sufferers feel anxiety at suffering these symptoms. 

Whist Hay Fever can strike at any time, it is most common during the warmer months – Spring and Summer. 

What Triggers Hay Fever

Hay Fever sufferers will tell you that there are numerous potential triggers for Hay Fever. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites or allergens from pets. As we mentioned above, the most common time of year for sufferers to be triggered is the warmer months. This is when flowers are blossoming. This means more pollen in the air. 

How Does Hayfever Impact Those Who Suffer From It

Where someone that doesn’t suffer from Hay Fever may look forward to a Spring picnic in the park as flowers blossom and the colours change, this can be a nightmare for Hay Fever suffers – unless they are carrying their antihistamines and nasal spray. 

A runny nose can impact special occasions as well as your ability to function properly at school or at work. For those with chronic Hay Fever the impact can be deeper. Chronic, untreated symptoms include sleep disturbance, headaches, lack of concentration, daytime tiredness, sinus infections in adults and ear infections in children.

How We Can Help Alleviate Your Hay Fever

At Peninsula Aesthetic we offer the treatment “HayTox.” This treatment reduces the symptoms of Hay Fever – dramatically increasing the quality of life for those hay fever sufferers that have received treatment. It’s a botox style treatment. The receptors in your nasal cavity are blocked – alleviating your symptoms.. 

HayTox is clinical treatment, administered by trained medical professionals in our clinic. If you have tired everything to get your Hay Fever in check, but nothing has worked to date, you should get in touch with our team.

HayTox treatment is incredibly cost effective and long lasting, HayTox treatment can get you through the bulk of Hay Fever’s peak season, lasting 3-4 months.

If you are interested in seeking help for your Hay fever, get in touch and we’ll help set you up with an appointment in the clinic that is most convenient for you. Get in touch today.