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Hay Fever Barrier Balm HayMax
Hay fever (nothing to do with either hay or fever) is an allergic reaction to pollen. Its proper name is seasonal allergic rhinitis. We can tolerate certain amounts of pollen, but there is a sensitivity level, which will cause someone with hay fever to have an allergic reaction, triggering the release of histamines. This sensitivity level varies from person to person.
Many remedies rely on anti-histamines. Since we need histamines to keep us alert, attentive and awake, it is clear why anti-histamines can result in drowsiness. If they do make you feel at all drowsy you should not take them when driving or operating machinery.
Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose, a stuffed up nose, itchy, watery or streaming eyes, nasal congestion and a general stuffed up feeling in the nose and throat. Itching around the face and mouth including an itchy mouth, itchy roof of mouth, headaches and wheezing can also occur. Avoidance of the pollen is clearly the best way to avoid the reaction to it – if there’s no pollen, there’s no reaction.
Drug-free, organic allergen barrier balms, which have been shown to significantly reduce the amount of pollen entering the body are now becoming available in pharmacies and health food stores throughout Canada. These simple balms are made from organic and natural beeswax and sunflower oil, with different variants containing aloe vera to soothe a sore nose. They work by trapping or blocking the allergen before it gets into the upper nasal tract where it could start to cause the reactions: the allergen simply sticks to the balm. They are invisible and are applied at the base of the nostril (some people use a cotton bud to apply them inside the lower part of the nostril – the more area covered, the more pollen trapped).
Brought to you by: CLM Health Group Inc. In studies by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) at the University of Worcester the UK’s leading authority on airborne allergens, allergen barrier balms were shown to trap all types of tree and grass pollen, as well as pet and dust allergens – they were also shown to trap over a third of the pollen entering the nose. And in a 2014 study by Allergy UK, 78% of participants said HayMax™ worked for some or all of their hay fever symptoms. HayMax inventor, Max Wiseberg is an expert in airborne allergies (including hayfever and dust and pet allergies).