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How to Treat Hay Fever This Summer

Friday, 2 August 2019  |  Paul

Most of us eagerly await the arrival of summer all year round, while others are filled with dread: it’s hay fever season. Some of you may scoff, while others nod in understanding, but what’s the big deal with the allergy?

Treating Hay Fever at Home

Up to one in four people are affected by hay fever at some point in their life. I’m sure we’ve all seen watery-eyed individuals walking down the street while blowing their nose in the midst of summer, but what causes it?

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis occurs when a person is allergic to pollen, whether this is grass, tree or weed pollen, or dust mites. It can occur at any time from spring to late autumn, but is most common during summer as the pollen count is at its highest.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of hay fever are similar to those of a cold and include:

  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • An itchy throat or mouth
  • Earache

How Can I Treat Hay Fever Myself?

While hay fever cannot be cured, there are certain measures that can be taken to ease the symptoms:

  • Wear wraparound sunglasses, as these can prevent pollen from getting in your eyes
  • Staying indoors, especially when there is a high pollen count
  • Applying Vaseline to your nostrils to trap pollen
  • Showering/changing your clothes to get rid of the pollen on your body
  • Try reduce your stress levels, as this can make allergies worse

Summer can be difficult with hay fever symptoms

What Not to Do When Suffering from Hay Fever

Common sense tells us not to go near pollen when hay fever hits, but what else can be done to alleviate these upsetting symptoms?

  • Avoid mowing the grass
  • Don’t dry wet clothes outside, as pollen can cover them
  • Avoid keeping fresh flowers inside

Are Any Other Treatments Available?

Many sufferers use antihistamines to relieve the symptoms of itchy eyes and a runny nose, but these don’t work for everyone.

Kinetik Allergy Reliever

Kinetik Allergy RelieverEliminating the need to take drugs, the Kinetik Allergy Reliever is a simple way to relieve hay fever symptoms. The device safely uses red light therapy to alleviate watery eyes and sneezing.


Anti-Allergy Bedding Set

Anti-Allergy BeddingFor single beds, the Anti-Allergy Bedding Set offers impenetrable protection from allergens, including pollen and dust mites.


AllerZip Bed Bug and Allergy Mattress Protector

AllerZip Bed Bug and Allergy Mattress ProtectorAvailable in six sizes for added convenience, the AllerZip Bed Bug and Allergy Mattress Protector provides ultimate allergy protection. The protector guards against pollen, as well as other allergens.


If you have any questions about treating hay fever, our anti-allergy products or have your own hay fever tips, get in touch with us. Alternatively, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tags: Aids for Daily Living, General Health


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