Hay fever can be an absolute nuisance during the summer months. It can really interfere with your day as you try to enjoy the outdoors while the weather is good. Below are some tips and tricks to manage and reduce your hay fever symptoms.
Take An Antihistamine Daily
During the summer months, it can be a really good idea to take an antihistamine every day if you struggle with hay fever. This allows the medication to get to work before your symptoms get too severe or too bothersome. It can be so tempting to only take a tablet once you are feeling poorly. However, this is a bad approach as Antihistamines won’t be as beneficial to you if you only take them once you are suffering badly with hay fever.
Hay fever bands
It may be a good idea to try out hay fever acupressure bands if you haven’t already. By following the instructions provided, hay fever bands press on certain pressure points on your body that help to reduce your symptoms. These bands are a great and painless way of getting some relief from your symptoms.
Placing Vaseline around your nostrils can help to trap pollen and stop it from entering your system. This reduces the amount of pollen entering your body. This in turn helps to reduce the severity of your hay fever symptoms.
High Pollen Count Days
It is a good idea to google the pollen count of your local area throughout the week. This will give you a heads up as to when you might be feeling poorly. On days that have a very high pollen count, it may not be a bad idea to limit the amount of time you spend outdoors.
In order to try and reduce the effects of hay fever, it can be a good idea to keep windows and doors shut as much as possible, even if this is only in your room. This gives you an opportunity to escape the high pollen count for a while by taking a break in your pollen free room. After you have been outside for a while, it can also be helpful to have a shower to wash the pollen off and to also change your clothes.
Some people find it very helpful to take a pollen supplement from their local area to reduce their hay fever symptoms. The idea is that by having a little bit of pollen in your system, your body will figure out how to fight it off. This in turn will reduce your reaction to pollen directly from the outdoors.
Let us know if you try out any of these steps to reduce your hay fever over the coming months. If you have any other tips that you think are worth the mention, please be sure to leave a comment below.