The asthma patients have been warned by the Asthma Foundation, as the spring season is arriving near. This season brings higher pollen counts and hay fever for the New Zealanders and these can trigger the syndrome of asthma amongst people.
Thus, Asthma Foundation Chief Executive, Jane Patterson said that the asthma patients need to take care of themselves, as the pollens can result in more asthma attacks. The season has a lot of pollen and spores in the air, which causes an allergic reaction to the people. This leads to hay fever, which is a type of allergic rhinitis. In this condition, the nose gets swollen because of the allergen.
Hay fever can make the patient feel uncomfortable all the time, not only because of the swollen nose, but also because it affects the eyes and throat.
Mr. Patterson added, “For this reason it is really important that people use their preventer medication as prescribed. And, an asthma self management plan is a good idea too. If you are troubled by hay fever, talk to your doctor about possible treatments”.
The primary symptoms of hay fever are sneezing, blocked or running nose, itching in the throat, red and watery eyes, loss of concentration and feeling unwell. Besides these, one may also suffer from headache, facial pain, seating, and loss of sense of smell.