“The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
We can thank Douglas Adams, Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” for that quote and while Mr. Adams was a little wonky he surely was a brilliant man . . . and, certainly, the creation of the universe coincided with the birth of hay fever.
The fact that it was only first medically recognised in 1819 (post the dark ages of course) is inconsequential. The reality is that humanity has probably suffered from this “periodical affection of the eyes and chest” since the dawn of time.
What is it? Why is it?
For the “what” we can turn to two explanations:
- Officially it is “an allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing running at the nose and watery eyes.”
- Unofficially . . . “it’s an invisible torment that drives sufferers to the brink of delirium”.
Online you will find all kinds of humours memes with exasperated souls searching for a cure and commenting on their condition. Like Niecy O’Keeffe who states, “I didn’t think it was possible for an eyeball to be itchy. I was wrong.”
Niecy is one of an estimated 10 million sufferers in the UK alone. Here in (extra) Sunny South Africa our numbers are similar, if not worse as the levels of allergens such as pollen and spores increase.
This is thanks to Global Warming according to Dr Corli Lodder of the Allergy Clinic in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. Considering the fairly mild winter we’ve had here on the Highveld and the obvious early-onset of spring, it’s safe to say that hay fever season is well and truly upon us.
For the “why” it is simple:
- The world hates us and sends us this “gift” as a test every year.
Joking aside and again looking at an official explanation, “Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis to give it its official name, is caused when our bodies produce allergic antibodies to the proteins in tree and grass pollens. … Histamine causes the familiar itching, sneezing and running of the nose and sore eyes that make hay fever a misery.”
We prefer the simple explanation of a planet unimpressed by our presence . . . but we don’t have to accept the status quo. In and among the many remedies there is one that is less familiar but, dare we say, more effective.
Say hello to Colloidal Silver by Silverlab
In this blog we explained the healing qualities for ionic colloidal silver in great detail – please do give it a quick read when you have the time. In relation to Silverlab colloidal silver products for allergy, sore nose and hay fever treatment we can say with confidence that our nasal spray, healing gel and healing cream has been proven to yield fast, effective and lasting relief.
If, like Andy Wake posting on Twitter, you have “tried 45639657476-3 different tablets (and other remedies) and it’s not working!” – then may we suggest you give 45639657476-4 a go and turn to Silverlab’s range of colloidal silver products this hay fever season.
At the very least you should feel a whole lot better and, maybe, you could finally wave those itchy, irritable, days farewell.
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