Allergy season is here, and with pollen levels at their highest for a decade, for Hay Fever sufferers it can be miserable. You should be out enjoying the sunshine, but instead, you’re struggling with itchy eyes, a runny nose, and breathing problems. With one in five people suffering from Hay Fever, according to the Met Office, and with grass pollen triggering 95% of those sufferers, May to August is a tough time. Lucky for you, we’ve got an Allergy Survival Guide to help you make Hay Fever less of a summer fun ruiner.
- Try wearing wraparound sunglasses. The wide shape helps stop pollen from getting into your eyes, plus makes you look extra cool.
- To stop the sneezes when the pollen count is high, put a little Vaseline around your nostrils.
- Stop your partner from digging you in the ribs in the middle of the night, and reduce congestion and Hay Fever induced snoring with Breathe Right Nasal Strips.
- Soothe itchy, red eyes with gentle eye drops, such as Optrex Allergy Eyes.
- Keep pollen out of your home by vacuuming regularly and dusting it with a damp cloth. You can also try changing your clothes when you get home, or keeping windows closed to keep pollen where it belongs; outside!
- Keep a good supply of antihistamine tablets in stock so you’re always prepared for an allergy attack. Grab a triple pack of Piriton Allergy Tablets, so you can keep a supply at home, at work, AND in your bag.
- Some Hay Fever sufferers report that anti-inflammatory foods, such as oily fish, nuts, and seeds, reduce their symptoms.
- For the littler members of the family, you can ease Hay Fever symptoms with Benadryl For Children Allergy Solution, which is sugar-free, and suitable for smalls over 2 years old.
Don’t let allergies ruin your fun. You can find a solution to suit you in our Hay Fever and Allergy section, no matter how high the pollen count is.