During the rainy season, the risk of getting various diseases increases significantly. This includes dengue, malaria, chikungunya etc. Along with this, people also become victims of 'Hay Fever' in this season. Hay fever is also called pollinating fever. This fever occurs when the particles of flowers and grasshoppers in the dust along with the winds blowing during the rainy season attack the body. People who are allergic to dust, pollen, 'hay fever' bother them more. There is an interesting story behind the name of this fever as 'Hay Fever. It is said that in the 19th century, people used to think that this fever grips people due to freshly cut grass. That's why it was named 'Hay Fever.
Why does the rain increase the risk of 'hay fever?
'Hay fever is also called allergic rhinitis in medical language, that is, it is a disease caused by allergies. Experts say that the problem of allergies can increase due to rain. When it rains heavily, pollen grains come out of the flowers and mix in the air, and in such a situation, the risk of 'hay fever' increases.
This fever bothers more during the day
Experts say that exposure to open air in the heart of people suffering from 'hay fever' can increase the problem. In fact, due to the warming of the air during the day, pollinators rise up in the air, while at night they settle on the ground when the temperature drops. If there are more pollinated plants around you, that will make the problem worse.
What are the symptoms of 'Hay Fever?
itchy nose and body
feeling more tired
What are the measures to prevent 'Hay Fever?
Avoid exposure to dust
When leaving the house, cover your mouth and nose properly
stay away from crying animals
Avoid going from very hot to cold and cold to a hot environment
take care of cleanliness
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Note: Dr. Rajesh Mundeja is a well-known physician with 25+ years of experience, having worked in various countries including Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Maldives, and India. He has obtained MBBS and MD degree from SP Medical College, Bikaner. He has also worked as a Medical Specialist in the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia and was the Director, Senior Consultant Physician, and Head of the Medical Department at Mahamrityunjay Hospital, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh before joining Cygnus Hospital.