Lifestyle Changes for Hay Fever

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  • If you go outside for any length of time, change your clothes when you come indoors to stop the spread of pollen particles that might have been picked up on the clothing while outdoors.
  • If you know there is going to be a high pollen count outside, avoid going out if at all possible.
  • Pollen is carried about in the wind, so if it going to be a windy day try and stay out of the breeze or indoors.
  • Pollens and other hay fever triggers love to circulate in air filters, so if possible, try and change the filters in your home regularly. Another option would be to invest in special HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters and air purifiers, which are more efficient at trapping airborne allergens than regular air filters.
  • Put Vaseline on the lining of the nose to stop the allergen getting in.
  • Keep your eye on pollen forecasts so you know when to stay in. Wet days are less problematic as rain water rids the air of pollen
  • Wash your hair as soon as you get in so that you do not fill the air with pollen.
  • Try to keep windows closed, particularly in the morning when there is more pollen in the air.
  • Avoid grass cutting and raking leaves
  • Where a face mask
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around your eyes to stop allergens getting in.
  • Avoid drying clothes outside
  • Where hypo-allergenic eye make-up
  • Where goggles when swimming

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