Ever tried placing Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen and prevent it travelling up any further?
Hay fever is the commonly used term for what is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is an inflammation and irritation of the nasal passages and in turn the sinuses and the lining of the eyes, which is most often triggered by an allergen such as pollen. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, a runny or blocked nose.
If you suffer from hay fever here are some things to try help ease the allergy:
- Try put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen and prevent it travelling up any further
- Avoid drying clothes outside
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast or the Asthma Society of Ireland for live pollen counts updates
- Avoid mowing grass or if you have to always wear a face mask
- Invest in a pair of wraparound sunglasses to prevent pollen affecting eyes
- Keep bedroom windows shut while sleeping
- Try to keep windows and doors closed during peak pollen hours especially late morning and in the afternoon
- Stay indoors as much as possible on days were pollen count is high
- Shower daily, wash your hair and clothes tow ash off pollen
- Vaccum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
Do you suffer from hay fever? Have you any tips to add?