Hayfever is the bane of summer, it really does ruin those sunny days when all you want to do is be outside, but sadly allergies just won't let you. I decided for today's post I would offer some tips that I have learned over the many years of having hayfever and hopefully it can help at least one of you when you are just having a seasonal allergy breakdown.
First off lets talk medication, there are so many tablets and syrups out there that it can be a little overwhelming, my advice to you is to try a lot of them. While others may swear by one brand another may hate them so you do need to try a few brands of tabelts etc before you find one that works for you. I mentioned in previous post that I am lactose intolerant and so finding hayfever medication without lactose was extremely hard but Benadryl Liquid Release work perfectly for anyone with a lactose allergy. Aswell as tablets I like to use a nasal spray, I sometimes find these the only thing that will unblock the sinuses, there are many on the market so again shop around and feel free to look online at sites such as Chemist Direct for cheaper options as buying medication every week does end up affecting your bank balance.
Now if you want to keep things on the more natural side than you can check out herbal hayfever tablets to be honest I never found them to work but like I mentioned others may love them. However for itchy throats and itchy eyes I have a solution for you. First off that annoying itchy throat that can really ruin your day, my top tip is to eat a tablespoon of honey, yes it's kinda gross but it works and if you are really bad gargle some salt water it loosens the phlegm in your throat. As for itchy eyes I swear by Camomile Tea bags, you simply boil in hot water and then put them in the fridge to cool 100% then when you have itchy eyes place the super chilled bags on your eyes and you are guaranteed relive.
As for some tips to get through the allergy season I have plenty, First invest in a Nasal Rinse bottle, these will be your best friend, they are great for clearing the nose and great for sinus headache. You can also try steaming your face aswell to open up the airwaves if you are suffering from blocked nasal congestion etc.One thing you should do every night is wash you hair and shower, this is vital. I was told this ages ago and only this year I have put it into practice and it really does work especially if you have been outside all day. Also do not get undressed in your bedroom as pollen can be on your clothes so slip on your pjs in the bathroom if you can. Also note that you must sleep with you windows closed as pollen is at its highest in the morning and the evening. I also think it is worth investing in a humidifier to air out the room you are sleeping it. You can pick them up for reasonable prices these days and they do make such a difference.
So there are my top tips for surviving the hayfever season, comment below if you have any tips and if you use any meds that are wonder tablets I would sure love to know.