Hay fever is a common irritancy that people of all ages suffer from, affecting 13 million people in the UK alone. It is an immune response caused by pollen allergy and results in an itchy and irritating inflammation in the nose. There are three main types of pollen that lead to allergic reactions; these are: tree, grass and weed pollen.
Pollen is released into the air when wind blows off of plants, where it is transferred from male plants to female. This process takes places particularly from May to September and this is when hay fever sufferers are most affected. Pollen is a vital process for plant reproduction – something which is very important for our survival. However, it doesn’t always seem that way when you’re sneezing and sniffing! Luckily, we have put together a few tips to help you avoid the sniffles this summer. Scroll down to read the following top tips to reduce your exposure to pollen
When you come in from outside make sure you change your clothes straight away and shake your coat! Pollen can attach itself to your clothing while outside and may then be transferred into your home environment.
2. Daily Pollen Checks!
To be fully prepared make sure you are paying attention to the weather forecasts as they normally include a pollen count. This will allow you to monitor the pollen rate and gage whether it is safe to venture out!
3. Create an igloo!
Sort of… just make sure you shut all the windows in your house! Keep that pesky pollen outside. If the pollen can’t get to you then your hay fever won’t flare up.
4. Magic sunglasses
Style and safety come together with these wrap-around sunglasses to protect you from those irksome itchy eyes that you get from hayfever.
5. Let’s be cheeky!
A fabulous little deterrent for your hay fever symptoms are The Cheeky Panda’s hypoallergenic bamboo tissues. Boxes of facial tissues for around the house and pocket tissues for when you are on the go! ‘Saving the trees with every sneeze! While also gaining hay fever relief!’
To get your Cheeky Panda Pocket Tissues click HERE.