HAY FEVER SURVIVAL TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE SEASON
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.