Today saw grass pollen levels reach very high levels for the first time this year.
So how can you help reduce those symptoms?
1.Start taking your hay fever remedies before the pollen starts to appear. Taking action now can help prevent your symptoms developing. The best preventative medicines depend on your symptoms. You may need a combination of antihistamine tablets, nasal sprays and eye-drops. …
2.Keep your windows closed from early morning to late afternoon, as this is when pollen levels are at their highest. Keep your car windows shut and switch the air conditioning on to a closed system so you don’t take pollinated air from outside into the car.
3.Wearing wide sunglasses will protect your eyes. Women whose eyes get sore as a result of hay fever should use hypoallergenic make-up.
4.Put a dab of petroleum jelly into each nostril. This stop pollen from entering the nasal passages.
5.When pollen counts are high, dry your washing inside. Before going into your bedroom, take off the clothes you’ve worn outside. Shower and wash your hair before bed, otherwise you will get pollen all over your pillows. If you’re too tired, then give your hair a brush and cover it with a shower cap.
(Advice offered from our friends @ Cunninghams Pharmacy)