Not only is the rain and wind making summer not as pleasant as it should be in the summer, but the pollen count is going haywire as well. (No pun intended).
Here are some tips to help lessen the symptoms of hay fever.
First of all the symptoms of hay fever
Perhaps you suspect you or your child suffer from hay fever but you are not quite sure. Here are the common symptoms.
- Attacks of sneezing
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy throat,
- Itchy mouth
- itchy ears
- Runny or itchy nose
- Loss of concentration
- Feeling of being unwell
If you or anyone in your family does have hay fever, there are steps you can take to avoid exposing yourself to the pollen that leads to the symptoms of hayfever:
- Keep an eye on the pollen count weather reports and stay inside as much as possible when it’s high.
- Wear wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes
- Use a saline douches or a little Vaseline applied inside the nose as this will reduce symptoms
- Keep car windows closed and switch on the air conditioning to prevent pollen entering the car
- Make sure bedroom doors and windows closed particularly in mid-morning and early evening as this when the pollen level is at its highest.
- Keep away from cut grass. That means you don’t lie on it or mow it.
- Change into clean clothes when you come home.
- Wash clothes you wear outside
- Do not hang your clothes out to dry outside.
- Try eating local sourced honey – this is meant to build up an immunity to local pollen in your area.
- Check out Boots the Chemist hayfever medication – whether you opt for anti-histamine or a more homeopathic remedy.
- Or for more leading edge ways to beat hay fever check out these more technical solutions.