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How to Treat Hay Fever

Hay Fever Sucks! This was the last tweet I sent last night while battling to get some sleep. I was sneezing non stop for minutes, and my throat itched like hell, driving me crazy. Which kept me up for hours. I still can’t remember how I managed to finally sleep off.

 

 

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Hay Fever is still new to me. I started having the symptoms for the first time 2 summers ago, and it has been hell ever since!  On most spring/summer days, I dread it when it gets really warm because I know I usually have a Hay Fever crisis and it is painfully uncomfortable. I am allergic to the Grass Pollen, which is the same with many other sufferers.

For those who have never suffered from Hay Fever, this annoying disease, medically known as Allergic rhinitis,  is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Signs and symptoms usually include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes.

Now I don’t understand why my immune system is suddenly overreacting to allergens in the air, but that is what is pretty happening and it sucks. I managed to get my GP (Doctor) to send my Hay Fever prescription to my local pharmacy so I could pick up my medication. The over counter Hay Fever medicine does not work for me, so I had to get on a particular prescription drug last year. And I take them every summer  The drugs help but not as much. I still have to deal with the symptoms on some days where the pollen count is at its highest.

Apart from my Hay Fever prescription drug, I also try some home remedies to help keep me sane.

 

How to treat Hay Fever yourself
  1. Put on your sunglasses when you are out and about. This help protects the eyes from pollen.
  2. Apply Petroleum Jelly around your nostrils to trap pollen.
  3. Stay indoors as much as possible.
  4. Take your medicine first thing in the morning.
  5. Change your clothes and take a shower once you get home.

 

The Met Office categorises these Hay Fever phases as:

  1. Tree pollen – late March to mid-May.
  2. Grass pollen – mid-May to July.
  3. Weed pollen – end of June to September

 

Do you suffer from Hay Fever? How are you coping? Please share any tried and tested tip in the comments section.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

 

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Product Review – Serenz Allergy Relief

I suffer from Hay Fever over the spring and summer months, and my symptoms are really horrible. My Hay Fever started last year. I never experienced Hay Fever before then so I found it all weird. I didn’t know anyone in real life who suffered from it (I found them once I started dealing with my symptoms), so it was all new territory for me. At first, I thought it was because we lived on a construction site, and I was reacting to all the dust and building materials around the house. The joys of leaving on a construction site right? That is a blog post for another day. But the good news, at the moment, the construction work around us are almost complete. The last roof went up some days ago, and fences are going up too, so the noise, dust and junk are greatly reduced.

I didn’t think I was going suffer this Spring/Summer, but I was so wrong. I have used all sorts of drugs and eye drops to help me deal with the frustrating symptoms, but I have never really found anything as effective as this Serenz Allergy Nasal Relief.

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This Serenz Allergy Nasal Relief has been a life saver. It has helped relieve majority of my Hay Fever symptoms, which is great. I usually dread this time of the year because I suffer so badly, but this spring has been a lot easier thanks to this amazing nasal spray product.

This Serenz Nasal Relief was sent to me last year but I didn’t get a chance to use it until some weeks ago because my Hay Fever symptoms disappeared around the time I received it last year, and I wanted to use it when I needed it.

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Here is the product description –

Serenz Nasal Relief is a hand-held nasal irrigator. It uses carbon dioxide to gently wash the nasal passages. It is for use by adults who have conditions such as allergies and are experiencing stuffy, runny or itchy nose or sneezing. It is not a treatment for any specific disease or condition.

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It is super effective. The itch in my nasal passage, runny nose and sneezing all vanished within minutes of using this.
  2. It is easy to use. The instructions on the leaflet are very clear and easy to understand.
  3. It is portable enough to pop in a little handbag.
  4. It is easy to buy online.

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CONS

None at all.

It is reasonably priced at £21.19. I have just placed an order for a new one to come in the next few days.  This Serenz Allergy Nasal Relief has now joined the list of products I swear by. It is the best Hay Fever relief drug out there. Believe that.

What are your thoughts on this product? Do you suffer from Hay Fever? How do you deal with it?

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