Although hayfever first appeared in the nineteenth century, it has become a twentieth century epidemic. There are thousands of new cases of hayfever each year and most of us experience symptoms at some time, runny nose, sore eyes, fever, eczema, asthma and even kidney disease. Why is this disease becoming alarmingly common? Is hayfever really a reaction to pollen or is it a result of damage to the environment? The book examines the latest evidence of the sinister links between rising levels of pollution and allergic reactions in humans. With comprehensive information on the causes and cures for hayfever, this guide contains all the latest information on the disease including how to identify it from other allergies, selfhelp measures, how to get effective help from your-doctor,the advantages and disadvantages of various drugs and new treatments, alternative and homeopathic remedies, and how to avoid hayfever in your child. Including all the very latest scientific breakthroughs in the quest to eliminate hayfever, this book should be of interest to anyone who suffers from this most frustrating disease.
Dr Jonathan Brostoff is Honorary Consultant Physician and Reader in Clinical Immunology at the Middlesex Hospital. Linda Gamlin is biochemist and researcher specialising in the immune system and allergies.show more