Spring is here - finally!

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Isn’t spring just a beautiful time of year? The sun is shining; it feels unbelievably nice on you but still cool enough to not have to worry about sweating or getting too hot under the collar.

Unfortunately, it’s also that time of year where hay fever makes its yearly appearance to make you want to stay away from the outside as much as you can.

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their life. If you’ve never had hay fever before, you can expect the following to occur:

  • Sneezing
  • A Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes

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And if you’re a regular victim to hay fever, all of the above will sound all too familiar. These symptoms are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Since it’s also the time of year for plants to go through their reproductive cycle, they have to release a fine powder that is pollen that unfortunately doesn’t help us humans as it causes the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses to become very swollen, irritated and inflamed.

There is currently no cure to hay fever but most people are able to relieve their symptoms with treatment to a certain extent. Realistically, the only effective way to control hay fever would be to avoid exposure to pollen by staying indoors but this is obviously difficult to do, especially in the summer months when you naturally want to spend more time outdoors.

Over-the-counter medication is available to prevent allergic reactions from happening and reduce the levels of inflammation and swelling. But you could also take more measures in reducing the contact with pollen by constantly keeping tissues and wet wipes on hand for post sneezing and minimise the amount of germs being spread. At the same time, pollen can spread easily around you, especially when the wind is high so make sure you wipe down most surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes to get rid of excess pollen being blown into the house.

If you absolutely have to go out, try and put on a pair of sunglasses to reduce the amount of pollen coming into contact with your eyes and irritating them. Always keep a pack of wet wipes with you – if it affects you when you are out, use wet wipes to gently rub your eyes to releive any discomfort. As soon as you get back home, change out of your clothes and take a quick shower, as this will remove pollen from your skin and hair as well as you not leaving it around the house.

Hay fever does not pose a serious threat to health but it can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Some people can have such seriously bad hay fever that it often disrupts their productivity at school or work. It’s important to realise that you’re not the only person suffering from it and that it will pass eventually, you will just have to take the necessary precautions and measures to minimise your chances of getting a bad pollen attack!

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I am highly allergic to dust .. and so is my kiddo. Keeping all the surfaces clean and dust free is easy when I have wipes to clean these anytime.
Tue April 4 2017
Looking forward to gardening and GOLF!
Tue April 4 2017
Amen!
Tue April 4 2017
Thanks for the article!
Tue April 4 2017
Hoping for a nice hay fever season. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tue April 4 2017
I do hate the allergies of spring and summer.
Tue April 4 2017
Oh!
Mon April 3 2017
April showers on their way! Wash that pollen right out of the sky!
Mon April 3 2017
Can't wait to see the flowers!
Mon April 3 2017
Don't forget the sunglasses!
Mon April 3 2017
Nice
Sun April 2 2017
Yes I suffer from hay fever but by using the tips above I can usually get out doors and do what I wanted to do gardening walking etc.
Sun April 2 2017
Love spring but it's sooo much work outside.
Sun April 2 2017
Hate allergies.
Sun April 2 2017
Thank you for the great post. I really never though about using wet wipes before, and my allergies are not my friend.
Sat April 1 2017
Love to see those daffodils pop up
Sat April 1 2017
Seems to start earlier every year!
Sat April 1 2017
So true, some embrace this time of year, others hate it.
Sat April 1 2017
I like the part where you said that there is no cure for hay fever, but most people are able to relieve their symptoms with treatment to a certain extent. Because that sounds a lot like love.
Sat April 1 2017
Allergies are so hard on everyone, and we all need to do what's BEST FOR US when the Spring Season is here and to take BETTER care of ourselves!!
Sat April 1 2017
Love spring, seeing all plants & flowers coming to life. But don't like the hay fever!
Sat April 1 2017
So glad I only get a mild case
Thu March 30 2017
Truly the best time of the year since Summer is just around the corner.
Thu March 30 2017
Yes, allergies are the downside of spring and summer. I feel sorry for anyone who suffers.
Thu March 30 2017
Nothing worse than stuffy head and runny nose
Thu March 30 2017
love to win thanks! I love spring! and I have allergies!
Thu March 30 2017
Some great tips in this blog! My youngest suffers so bad from seasonal allergies
Thu March 30 2017
Great blog love all the advice to keep hay fever at bay
Thu March 30 2017
My husband and son have horrible allergies. Thank you for this great article!
Thu March 30 2017
I love spring! No allergies here just lovely flowers!
Wed March 29 2017
Love spring and I have no allergies
Wed March 29 2017
Love spring. Do hate the allergies
Tue March 28 2017
Love to get outside again and take bike rides!
Mon March 27 2017
sorry that such a beautiful time of year can bring on such misery!
Mon March 27 2017
Ah yes, spring......what a welcome change spring brings
Mon March 27 2017
Pollen is horrible!
Mon March 27 2017
Love spring hate allergies
Mon March 27 2017
Yes Spring is almost here so are allergies but it's so much better than cold to me don't you think plus my mood gets nicer !!
Mon March 27 2017
Thanks I didn't realize what to do with hay fever this was very helpful
Sun March 26 2017
Never suffered from hay fever but seen some people being so miserable with it and felt so sorry for them
Sun March 26 2017
Very good info!
Sun March 26 2017
Yes there is a lot of allergies and hay fever, but it is so worth it. Spring is a beautiful time of year.
Sun March 26 2017
I take Chlorotripolin
Sun March 26 2017
Hate the pollen.
Sat March 25 2017
I also suffer from it and it's very annoying.
Sat March 25 2017
SOME VERY GOOD INFORMATION IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE
Sat March 25 2017
I think I get hay fever in the spring! I often have itchy sore eyes.
Fri March 24 2017
I find a little vaseline around the eye helps, also a daily spoonful of honey from local bees.
Fri March 24 2017
I used to have hay fever really bad but grew out of it thankfully! So there's hope for some of those suffering! Spring is my favourite time of year now!
Fri March 24 2017
Pollen is the worst
Fri March 24 2017
Hay fever is awful my niece suffered with it badly I had chemotherapy last year and I got the symptoms of it too very runny eyes and nose got worse when I was out in the sun mine was mild but was still unpleasant
Thu March 23 2017
I love spring, but it does not love me! My allergies are horrible in the spring. I do like the lilacs blooming though.
Thu March 23 2017
I suffer with seasonal allergies, but am always glad to see the end of winter with the cold and the snow.
Thu March 23 2017
Great Blog!
Wed March 22 2017
Such a pretty time of year but horrible for allergy sufferers. I'm suffering right now. My nose is so sore I have to rub Vaseline on it. I'd love to be outside but it's no fun when you feel rotten.
Wed March 22 2017
This is always such a bittersweet season for me as I also suffer from seasonal allergies. I want to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sun but sometimes have to stay indoors if my allergy meds can't beat the pollen.
Tue March 21 2017