Top 5 Tips To Get Rid Of Hayfever
If you’re one of the 1/3 of the population who gets hayfever, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Your eyes are itchy, your nose is runny and you can’t stop sneezing. A relaxing summer BBQ can soon turn into your worst nightmare.
Sometimes over the counter medicine isn’t enough and you need a helping hand. Here are some top tips to minimise your discomfort in the summer season.
Tip 1: Don’t cut the grass
Cutting the grass releases pollen spores into the air, which you can breathe in. The pollen will also settle on your clothes, which you will take with you indoors and worsen your Hayfever.
Having an artificial lawn like ours will lessen your exposure to grass pollen and help you breathe easier. Check out our lawns today, especially if you’re an allergy sufferer.
Tip 2: Minimise your time outside
As much as we all love spending time in the garden on a hot summer’s day, those with hayfever should try and stay indoors on days that have the highest pollen count. You can always check this online if you’re not sure. This includes closing doors and windows to stop pollen from joining you indoors.
Tip 3: When you do go outside, shower afterwards.
Since going outside is inevitable, you need to have a plan of action after exposure. Showering will wash off any pollen lingering on you. Make sure you wash your hair regularly, as pollen can get trapped there too. Pollen trapped in your clothes may also still hang around so changing them and giving them a wash will reduce any irritation.
Tip 4: It’s all about the cleaning
Spending all that extra time indoors will give you a chance to do this activity. Cleaning is important for relieving hayfever, as the pollen that does get inside your home will still cause symptoms. Vacuuming and dusting should do the trick to help get rid of unwanted spores.
Tip 5: Eating Raw Honey
As well as tasting good, honey is known as a natural remedy to help get rid of hayfever. The pollen acts in a similar way to a vaccine, as by eating the pollens you build up an immunity to the pollen allergens. Its always best to start eating it in the spring to get the full benefit. Eating local honey from your nearest beekeeper will be your best bet.
We hope you find these tips helpful. These simple lifestyle changes can be used in conjunction with over the counter medication that should help you feel much more bright and breezy.