Britain has one of the highest prevalences of hay fever in the world, with around 12 million affected. This dramatic level is thought to be due to lifestyle factors and environmental pollution, and is in line with the rising prevalence of allergies in general.
Hay fever causes misery - sometimes all the year round - and is implicated in other conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea, and allergic irritability syndrome in children.
This book looks at remedies both orthodox and less orthodox. It explains how doctors treat hay fever, and considers options other than medication, including immunotherapy. Allergy testing is also covered. The importance of nasal douching is stressed, with step-by-step instructions. Also includes self-help tips and alternative remedies.