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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Save The Rainforest! - Plant trees!- Boycott destructive companies - Reduce your beef consumption - Spread the word! 15% Disruption of Water Cycles Rainforests contain170,000 of the world's 250,000 plant species No trees to anchor fertile soil. Imbalance in perticipationand river flow Inbalance in trophic levels &increased fighting for living area.-> Extinction SEASONAL HAY FEVER Animal Species Is it just me? Rest assured. Almost 1 out of 5 people in Ireland experience hay fever in their lifetime. This number is likely increasing. Hay fever is an allergy caused by grass pollen. What is causing them? SNEEZINGBLOCKED OR RUNNY NOSEITCHY, RED AND WATERY EYES During a second encounter, the antibodies recognize pollen and surveillance cells (mast cells) release powerful chemicals (e.g., Histamine) that triggers a response which is responsible for all of your symptoms. Your body treats pollen like an intruder. Special cells make chemicals calledantibodies that recognize pollen during first and subsequent encounters. What is your body doing? ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THESE SYMPTOMS EVERY SUMMER? Avoid pollen Symptom management Available drugs (under GMS) - Take antihistamines- Use nasal sprays Sublingual immunotherapy (SLITs): - Grazax - Oralair What are my treatment options? Speak to your GP today if you have these symptoms - Keep windows closed- Dont mow the lawn- Avoid smokers/smoking- Apply Vaseline inside your nostrils- Rinse your sinuses frequently Scan for more information from Allergy Ireland
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