TREATMENT AGAINST HAY FEVER AND ALL ALLERGY USING PHOTOTHERAPY
FREE OF SIDE EFFECTS, CAN BE USED FOR THE PREVENTION OF NASAL INFECTION
1-3 TREATMENTS OF 4 MINUTES EACH DAY
INSTANT RESULTS WITHOUT MEDICATION
Undoubtedly one of the few irritating things about summer is hay fever; it causes nuisance to approximately 20 per cent of the US and UK populations and affects everyone from young children to the elderly. Lumie, OUR company with over 18 years experience in light therapy has launched , a new medical device that is proven to provide safe, fast-acting relief to hay fever sufferers.
New is an all-in-one alternative treatment to eye drops, nasal sprays and antihistamines. Using two intranasal tubes, it emits two types of red light directly on to the membranes inside the nose which immediately reduce histamine production. Based on scientific research, This works in minutes to ease streaming noses, sneezing and irritable eyes.
Hay fever (or seasonal allergic rhinitis) is caused by allergens that are present in the air; in this case tiny particles of pollen. When the pollen comes into contact with the body, it can cause an allergic reaction to occur as the body believes it is under attack and overproduces a chemical called histamine. It is the histamine that triggers hay fever symptoms, causing people to suffer from sneezing, runny noses and irritable eyes.
Antihistamines have long been the most popular form of treatment for hay fever, but this arguably has been due to the lack of suitable alternatives. Many allergy medications can have nasty side effects, including drowsiness. The inconvenience caused by such treatments was evident in a recent case study: "Symptomatic allergic rhinitis and rhinitis medication use are associated with a significantly increased risk of unexpectedly dropping a grade in summer examinations" . Other methods of fighting allergic rhinitis include steroids and decongestants, but the former often lead to rebound nasal congestion and the latter need to be taken for several weeks to achieve any sort of result.
It is only very recent research that has demonstrated light therapy as being effective in treating allergic conditions. Intranasal therapy of this kind, received from a device which emits red light, has shown extremely positive results in treating those that suffer from hay fever – even those that do not respond at all to antihistamines.
Rhinophototherapy: gimmick or an emerging treatment option for allergic rhinitis?
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Photodynamic therapy has been used in treating immune-mediated dermatological conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. There are emerging reports on the efficacy of intranasal phototherapy in allergic rhinitis. The aim of this review was to assess intranasal phototherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, with particular emphasis on clinical efficacy, scientific basis and safety. A structured search of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed), the Cochrane Collaboration library, Google Scholar and ISI Web of Knowledge database was undertaken using MeSH terms `phototherapy` and `rhinitis.` Fourteen full-text articles were available for review. Three different phototherapy medical devices were assessed: (1) Bionase(TM), (2) Allergy Reliever SN206 and (3) Rhinolight(®). Light wavelength used in these devices ranged from red light to ultraviolet. Clinical use of intranasal phototherapy appears to be safe and well tolerated. Most studies demonstrated symptomatic improvement and quality of life scores. No improvement in objective measures of nasal airflow was demonstrated. Beneficial effects of phototherapy on inflammatory markers remain equivocal.