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Hay Fever Hacks to Try this Summer

Hay Fever Hacks to Try this Summer

It’s lovely that the warmer weather has arrived but for many people this also means the arrival of hay fever symptoms. In fact, here in the UK, about 20% of people are affected by hay fever. My husband has always suffered, and I started to experience symptoms a few years ago and, unfortunately, it’s been getting worse each year ever since. Because of this, I’m always looking for ways to treat hay fever symptoms to make life with hay fever a little bit easier. In this article, we will have a look at some hay fever hacks and some products designed to help treat hay fever symptoms.

3 Ways to Keep Hay Fever at Bay

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

There are many annoying hay fever symptoms. Below are some common ones:

  • a runny or blocked nose (or both at the same time somehow!)
  • sore, itchy, red, swollen, and/or streaming eyes
  • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • excess mucus
  • frequent sneezing
  • coughing
  • loss of sense of smell
  • facial pains, headaches, and earache
  • tiredness and fatigue
Hay Fever Hacks to Try this Summer

Hay fever hacks – What can you do to treat hay fever symptoms?

There’s no cure for hay fever, unfortunately, but there are many things that you can try to manage the symptoms:

  • Reduce the exposure to pollen.
  • Try acupressure!
  • Look after your eyes.
  • Check the pollen forecast.

Reduce the exposure to pollen.

If possible, one of the best things you can do is to avoid pollen but this is very hard to do in the summer here in the UK! You can reduce the exposure though by wearing wraparound sunglasses when you’re outdoors to keep pollen from getting into your eyes and applying a small amount of Vaseline to the nostrils to trap pollen there. After an outing, have a shower and also change your clothes to remove the pollen from your body. When the pollen count is high, stay indoors if possible.

Try acupressure!

Did you know that you can treat hay fever with acupressure? This method has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, including hay fever. With the product Hay-Band it’s super easy too as the band applies pressure to the acupressure point on your arm, the LI-11 point. I am happy to say that this product is very helpful for me. It doesn’t make the symptoms disappear completely but I definitely notice a reduction when I am wearing the Hay-Band. It’s a great natural remedy for treating hay fever symptoms.

Look after your eyes.

Sore eyes are very common for hay fever sufferers and due to the constant tears and frequent rubbing of the area, the skin around the eyes can become dry and sore too. Apply Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel to the area around your eyes to combat this. This gel contains Cardiospermum which is a plant extract that has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin so is very soothing. For maximum effect, store the gel in the fridge and apply it when it’s cold – so refreshing for sore eyes!

Check the pollen forecast.

Be prepared for what the day might bring in terms of hay fever symptoms by checking the latest pollen information in your local area. You can get also a 5-day pollen forecast online which will help you plan ahead of time and be prepared with your favourite hay fever treatments.

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