Anyone who has ever put up with the misery of hay fever will dread the warmer weather. Listed below are a few ways to naturally control your symptoms this spring.
- Vaseline. A smear of Vaseline or another balm around your nostrils creates a barrier that can help trap pollen.
- Hay fever is the perfect reason to buy a new pair of sunglasses. Choose a wraparound style for more protection.
- Weather apps. If you haven’t already, download a weather app to keep track of pollen counts locally. This can help you to plan events and to decide when it is better to stay indoors.
- Quercetin and Vitamin C. Onions and apples contain quercetin, a natural antihistamine. Vitamin C is another natural antihistamine, so eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Close your windows. Your windows create a physical barrier to pollen, so keep them shut if you can and especially at night when the pollen count is often higher.
- Dry your laundry inside. Pollen can stick bedsheets and clothes dried outside. Drying your laundry indoors might be less convenient, but it could reduce the severity of your hay fever.
- Shower often. Pollen sticks to your clothes and to your hair and skin. Showering and washing your hair helps to eradicate pollen.