I remember as a child my Mum suffering with hay fever and I never really understood it and then as I got older and I started to suffer I totally got it.
I started to suffer with hay fever in my late 20’s and I’ve no idea what brought it on. I read that apparently you get it in seven year cycles which some people say is what happens for them and others just have it every year. I definitely don’t fall into the seven year cycle crowd.
The only time since I started getting hay fever that I didn’t get it was the year I was pregnant with Holly, it must have been something to do with my hormones but I’m not too sure exactly why I didn’t get it that year. But being pregnant in the summer is hard enough and I was grateful that I didn’t have hay fever too. The following year it came back a little bit and since then it’s back to how it always was.
This summer Vision Direct have come to my rescue and sent me a hay fever Box to try and help banish my hay fever. My main issue with hay fever is that I sneeze a lot (and I mean a lot!) and I just want to scratch my eyes out.
I’ve put together a few tips on how to try and reduce your hay fever this summer.
Change and Wash Your Clothes
It might sound like an obvious one, but pollen sticks to clothes. When you know there is a good chance that you’ve been somewhere that pollen could be on you, change your clothes. I also avoid hanging out my clothes to dry on really windy days when I know the pollen is flying around.
This was a new one for me to try out as I had no idea Vaseline could help with Hay Fever. All you need to do is spread Vaseline on the bottom and inside of your nose before heading outside. It’s supposed to act as a trap for pollen, who knew!
I always thought this was an old wife’s tale, but I know people that swear by it. I’m not a fan of honey so I haven’t tired it myself, but if it really does work maybe I need to give it a try. The idea is that you eat some honey from your local area and then it builds up resistance to local pollen that you will be around. If you try this and it works please come and let me know!
You will normally see these eye drops from Vision Direct for people that wear contact lens, but they also help to reduce the effects of hay fever. I’ve been using them for a couple of days and it has really helped with the itchiness of my eyes.
Sunglasses are not just for looking good and keeping the sun out of your eyes. They can also help the pollen from getting to your eyes and I don’t leave the house without mine.
I never leave the house without tissues as I said before it makes me sneeze a lot! Thankfully Vision Direct sent me a pack too and they popped in some sweets too, because everyone needs a treat. Especially when living with hay fever.
Do you suffer with hay fever, I would love to hear if you have any advice? I’ve found this summer to be really bad for it and some mornings my eyes are terrible.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Vision Direct.