Top tips for reducing the effects of hay fever

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Hay fever tends to be worse when it’s warm, humid and windy as this is when the pollen count is at its highest. Some people may suffer more than others, but the symptoms can be very irritating – itchy eyes, runny nose, frequent sneezing and maybe even headaches. Read our top tips to reduce the symptoms and help you cope during the summer season:

  1. Take an antihistamine tablet 
  2. Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from pollen (and also helps to stop you from itching your eyes)
  3. Stay indoors during the early morning and evening when pollen count is at its highest
  4. Dab petroleum jelly around your nostrils, the pollen will stick to it instead of going up your nose
  5. Keep your windows closed to prevent pollen from entering the house
  6. Check your car air conditioning has a pollen filter

Using these tips should help to reduce the effects of hay fever and keep you feeling as normal as possible throughout the summer months. However, if your hay fever is causing great discomfort make sure you visit your GP for advice.

 
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