What Else Can I Do to Help Myself

There are a number of simple ways of relieving the worst hayfever symptoms during the season:

  1. Take the annual holiday at the height of the pollen season in an area relatively free from pollen, perhaps by the sea.  This can avoid the worst of the problem.
  2. Avoid direct contact with pollens.  Do not pick flowers or have them indoors.
  3. Air bed linen in the early mornings when the pollen count is at its lowest and keep the bedroom windows closed to prevent the wind blowing the pollen in.
  4. Stay indoors with the doors and windows closed when there is a lot of pollen in the air.  This can reduce exposure to pollen by a factor of 10,000.
  5. When driving keep car windows closed. Ideally choose a car with air-conditioning and a pollen filter.
  6. Smear a little Lavender Cream in the nostrils to give an extra barrier to trap pollen grains.
  7. Take at least 2 grams of Vitamin C daily.
  8. Use an Ioniser in the bedroom.
  9. Avoid going out in the early evening and at mid-morning when the pollen count is at its peak.
  10. If you are making a journey, consider checking the pollen count on the television weather forecast.
  11. Wear wraparound sunglasses, and even a face-mask if venturing out of doors when the pollen count is high.

These simple, practical steps can be of great help in relieving the most severe of symptoms.

© D.M.Harrison 2008

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