If, like me Hay Fever is your nemesis, these tips will be truly welcome!
If you, suffer from hay fever year on year, you’ll know all too well that there’s no guaranteed way to prevent the symptoms. You know it’s hay fever if your symptoms only present themselves when the pollen count is high. Symptoms include a blocked or runny nose, itchy, sore eyes, a sore, itchy throat or ear canal and headaches.
There’s nothing like a bout of hayfever to ruin a sunny adventure, but with over 20 years’ experience dealing with this massive buzz kill, I have picked up a few hacks which. Want to share with you today….
1). If your eyes are streaming, despite taking antihistamines religiously, the problem could well be your make up… Swap out your regular products for Hypoallergenic alternatives, and you could see an improvement – Mascara in particular definitely makes my eyes worse on high pollen days.
2). Take a non drowsy Antihistamine every day – not just when your hay fever flares up. Loratadine is my preferred one – it definitely seems to be more effective for me this year. Taking one every day means that 9 times out of 10, your symptoms won’t present themselves at all! I get 14 tablets for under £1 in Aldi!
3). Find a Bee Keeper local to you and stock up on their honey – it is a natural remedy for hay fever because the bee pollen in honey can desensitise your body to other pollens. By taking a couple of spoonfuls of local honey every day, you can reduce your hay fever symptoms significantly. Make sure you use local honey to your area, though!
4). After spending the day outdoors, wash your hair and change your clothes once you’re back indoors – Pollen clings to you and the only way to get rid of it is to wash it off. It’s also worth keeping your windows closed on days with a particularly high pollen count – prevention is better than cure, after all.
5). Put some Vaseline, a nasal spray or other barrier balm under your nose and inside your nostrils to stop you breathing in the pollen.
I hope these hacks are as useful for you as they have been for me over the years. Feel free to let me know below if you have any other tips for beating Hay Fever!