Spring has Sprung – Top tips to help reduce allergy symptoms during this pollen-filled season.
Spring’s allergy season can bring random sniffles, itchy eyes and a blocked nose. If you are one of those people struggling there are many ways of reducing allergy symptoms during this pollen-filled season:
1. Be a fashionista
Did you know that pollen can actually deposit on your eyelashes? Wear your stylish shades from now on whenever you’re outside, whatever the weather, to help stop any pollen from making your eyes itchy.
Make sure you test out your summer wardrobe by changing your clothes when you go inside. Wearing the same clothes you wore outside in your home can spread pollen throughout the house.
2. Take it sooner rather than later
Allergy Specialist Dr Adam Fox says “Common allergies are often trivialised but for some, symptoms can have a considerable impact on their ability to function.
"To avoid allergies affecting your daily life, it’s beneficial to start using a preventative treatment early on in the year and continue throughout the season.”
NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® (£11.99, Boots) is a clinically proven preventative treatment which blocks all types of airborne allergens from entering your nose. It is a drug-free gel you dab on the outside of your nose which is suitable for children of all ages and pregnant women.
3. Fruity secrets
Watch out for food allergies if you are allergic to pollen as you may also react to some fruits and vegetables that contain similar proteins. If you are allergic to tree pollen it is best that throughout Spring and Summer you avoid red berries. Red berries and sometimes even apples can cause your lips to start to tingle. Try eating dried fruit, bananas or oranges instead.