HAY FEVER SUR­VIVAL TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE SEA­SON

Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE DID YOU -

The hay fever sea­son will have suf­fer­ers sneeze and wheeze for many weeks to come. Here are some sur­vival tips to help you get you through: • Keep a daily eye on the pollen tracker on asthma.ie • Keep win­dows closed in your bed­room at night. • Keep win­dows and doors closed when the pollen count is high. • Stay in­doors as much as pos­si­ble on high pollen days. • Stay away from grassy areas, es­pe­cially when grass is freshly cut. • Put Vase­line around your nos­trils to trap pollen.

“Man­ag­ing asthma be­comes more dif­fi­cult over the sum­mer months as the nice weather brings along a sharp in­crease in the pollen count. Re­search sug­gests that up to 80pc of peo­ple with asthma no­tice a wors­en­ing of asthma symp­toms due to al­ler­gies such as pollen, as an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion is trig­gered,” said the Asthma So­ci­ety.

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