hay fever

Tips in managing hay fever this season

Lifestyle

I have to say that I did not care much for hay fever until this year. I never suffered from allergies and I was quite shocked this year when I realised that slowly, I’m beginning to suffer from hay fever. In the beginning, I thought that maybe I caught a cold but when I noticed that it lasts way longer than a normal cold and it had some other symptoms too, I went for a checkup.

In case you don’t know, hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects one in five people at some point in their life. Some specific hay fever symptoms are:

  • Sneezing
  • A runny nose (clear, thin discharge)
  • A plugged ears sensation
  • Itchy eyes that get red and watery

The cause of hay fever symptoms for many is pollen, which is created by grass, flowers and trees. Animals and the wind carry the pollen, putting it into contact with humans. For those whose allergen trigger is pollen, this is the reason symptoms begin to flare up in spring. Luckily for us, there are some simple ways to reduce our seasonal rhinitis symptoms and let us enjoy the spring/summer season without any problems. Want to know more? Then read on!

Take care of your immune system

With me, it was a proven fact that my immune system was not at its best when I got my allergies and that is why I decided to improve my health condition before anything else. So goodbye junk food and welcome healthy lifestyle! I eat healthy, try to exercise as often as I can, I take supplements and I feel much better than a few weeks ago!

You can find natural antihistamine in red onion, red apple and red cabbage, so try to incorporate them into your menu as often as you can. If you like tea, you can have herbal teas with natural anti-histamine properties like nettle, liquorice or peppermint, which are great for reducing inflammation in the body.

Stay hydrated

When your nasal passages are dry, then your nose will be itchy and your throat will feel scratchy. You may significantly reduce allergy-related symptoms in your throat and nasal passages by drinking six to eight, eight-ounce glasses of water each day. So always carry with you a bottle of water, it’s not only good for your allergy but for your overall health too.

Use eye drops

Just as your throat and nasal passages need to be hydrated, eyes do too need to stay moist. Using allergy eye drops may help you fight these symptoms.

To help me with my hay fever, Vision Direct kindly sent to me a box full of goodies that keep the hay fever in place and let you enjoy the season without any problems! All the products from this box and many others are available on their site. vision direct hay fever boxSmall details matter, so just look at how many goodies were included in this box! I can tell you that I wasn’t the only one excited, my girls love the sweet treats 🙂

Why do I like this box so much? Well, the products in this box have a much better value than if I would buy the products from a high street optician. I have the freedom to order the amount of product that I need and when I need it and I can do that with a simple 3 click mail reorder or via SMS.

Vision Direct also sent me 2 pairs of coloured contact lenses, so after I treat my hay fever I can surprise my family with a different eye colour too! Thank you so much!

Wash the pollen every day

Another thing that keeps the allergy in control, is walking the pollen out every day by taking a shower and washing your hair daily.

HEPA Filters and Humidifiers

Trapping allergens as they come into your home or workspace is a great way to reduce your allergy symptoms. HEPA filters use technology to draw in allergens so they can be disposed of when you change your HEPA air cleaner. A cool mist humidifier is another great way to ease allergy symptoms which become agitated when nasal passages are dried out due to running your air conditioning system.

This allergy season, you shouldn’t have to struggle alone with your symptoms. By applying these simple tips to your daily routine and talking with a healthcare professional, you can make your symptoms more manageable, whether they are mild or moderate. Your springtime should be fun and your hay fever symptoms shouldn’t have to hold you back.

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