Hayfever is an allergy to grass or hay pollen and can also include trees and weeds. People with asthma are likely to find their symptoms triggered by pollen too. So, what can you do to help relieve your symptoms?
Hayfever prevents around 20 per cent of the UK from enjoying spring and summer. A time known for ice creams, sun cream, picnics and sunshine is marred for hayfever sufferers who instead are dealt the nasty effects of an allergic reaction. This reaction is caused by pollen spores which cause tight throats, stuffy noses, running eyes and headaches.
Pollen and allergen spores trapped indoors can circulate constantly in a closed environment, an air purifier is specially designed to destroy these. Pollen spores are undetectable to the human eye, they get trapped in clothes, on pets, in the carpet, sofa and other fabrics. This can cause a lot of distress and sleepless nights as pollen spores circulate throughout the home. An air purifier can destroy these pollen spores and work silently throughout the night and day, allowing your home to be a safe haven from hayfever.
Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes. Don’t be put off by the fact that the spray contains a steroid the dose is tiny and only goes where it’s needed (it isn’t absorbed into the rest of the body).
These can help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Be aware though that some types
of antihistamines make you drowsy and are best taken before bed. Newer antihistamines (known as nonsedating antihistamines) are less likely to make you drowsy and are a common choice for children and people with milder or occasional symptoms of hay fever. Antihistamines are available as tablets, in liquid form or as a nasal spray.