Top Tips For Hay Fever Season | Health Hub

Top Tips For Hay Fever Season



With hay fever season in full swing here are some tips for trying to reduce symptoms:

  • Rub some Vaseline on the inside of each nostril to catch any pollen entering the nasal passage
  • Avoid drying clothes outdoors to prevent pollen adhering to them
  • Late morning and late afternoon are peak hours for a high pollen count so keep doors and windows closed in your car and house and if at all possible, try and avoid being outdoors during this period of time
  • Avoid sleeping with your bedroom window open
  • Keep your car windows closed while driving
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses to prevent pollen from affecting your eyes
  • Have a shower after being outdoors and change your clothes to wash any pollen residue away
  • Avoid areas of grassland
  • If possible get someone else to mow the lawn otherwise wear a mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Don’t smoke and stay away from others who are smoking as smoke can aggravate hayfever
  • Keep used tea bags in the fridge as these can be used as a cold compress to soothe puffy eyes
  • Keep antihistamines to hand for times when you have a bad allergy attack. Talk to your pharmacist about which antihistamine would be best suited to you.  

Check the pollen count each day on and plan your day accordingly.



Comments are closed.