With the arrival of allergy season, more than 26 million allergy sufferers prepare for the sneezing and congestion that accompanies hay fever. But are their remedies up to the challenge?
An allergic condition, hay fever results from exposure to substances in the air, like pollen, which cause cells in the human immune system to release histamine causing an allergic reaction.
As a result, people experience itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, eyes and throat. Other symptoms include tearing, sneezing, and clear, watery nasal discharge, headaches and irritability.
In the spring, tree pollen is the prime culprit triggering hay fever and can start to be a problem as early as February. However, ragweed, a yellow flowering weed that grows particularly well in dry, hot areas, is the No. 1 cause of hay fever symptoms. Ragweed season begins mid-August and runs through November, or until the first frost, in the majority of the country.
“Regardless of the $4 billion spent on allergy products in our country, allergy sufferers are still experiencing the symptoms and not finding relief,” said Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, a leading provider of natural health products. “To make matters worse, many over-the-counter and prescription allergy remedies are accompanied by annoying and sometimes dangerous side effects.”
Recently, EuroPharma introduced SneezEze, an alternative that could change the way you treat your allergies. SneezEze is an all-natural product that delivers a fine mist of powder into the nasal passages where it relieves allergy and hay fever symptoms.
Recently introduced in the United States, the product has been used by millions in Europe for more than 10 years. Unlike traditional allergy drugs which only temporarily relieve symptoms, SneezEze works with the body’s own defense mechanisms to relieve symptoms and restore your nose to a normal, healthy state, Lemerond said.
“Every day, we breathe in an amazing 20 billion particles and our nose simply cannot keep up,” said Mandy Kraynik, a medical microbiologist and immunologist with EuroPharma. “SneezEze helps to support the nasal tract by relieving the symptoms caused by allergens.”
According to EuroPharma, SneezEze is non-habit forming and non-drowsy and, with just one application daily, can relieve symptoms for up to 24 hours.