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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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Beauty & Health Products

Trying new products and writing about them is one of my favourite things. So I have been trying some beauty and health products I received recently, and I have been dying to tell you about them. Here are a few of the products –

 

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Eyelergy Eye Drops

I suffer from very bad hay fever, which some of you may already know about. It usually starts around June and eases off gradually in August. So I am fine now. I got this pack of Eyelergy Eye Drops some days ago, and I am holding on to it until my next hay fever season.

Some of us suffer from hay fever at various points, so if you are still struggling with hay fever or dry eyes, you could try this Eyelergy Eye Drops.

 

Eyelergy eye drops are sterile and preservative-free, so they are suitable for use when wearing contact lenses. They are designed to work fast, for effective relief of itchy, inflamed and irritated eyes caused by dust or pollen. The drops are also recommended to relieve dry eyes caused, for example, by wearing contact lenses.

 

 

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CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum

I love this chewing gum. I am chewing it as I type this. Usually, I shy away from mint chewing gums because I find most of them too minty. But this is not the case with this CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum. It has a mild minty taste I love and it keeps my mouth smelling great which is fab!

Apart from keeping my breath smelling fresh, it also helps keep my teeth white and prevents tooth decay. What more could a girl ask for?

 

NEW Black is White chewing gum with activated charcoal whitens and re-mineralises teeth using Hydroxylapatite and contains Xylitol that helps to prevent tooth decay. Comes in a refreshing lemon-mint flavour which lasts for hours.  A must have for between brushing for a super everyday clean.

 

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PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid

I am usually not a fan of any health stuff I need to drink. I usually find that they don’t taste as good as I would like.  So I was a bit worried about this product at first. At the end, my love for trying new things that may benefit my life, or skin in this case won, and I added a satchet of this PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid to a glass of water.

 

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I love the mild saline taste. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I hardly tasted anything in my glass of water which was good. I have been adding to my glass of water everyday since then, and I am looking forward to seeing the difference. So far, my skin is looking a lot clearer and smoother since I started drinking PURE.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or Nature’s Moisturiser as it is often called is found naturally throughout the body but most abundantly in the skin, where it helps create a smoother, plumper appearance. Each pack contains 30 days supply of PureHA.

 Each sachet simply contains 17mg of HA, 12mg of Vitamin C which equates to 15% of reference intake both in a light saline solution. That’s it and because PureHA is created from non-animal source it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.

 

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Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy

The cold season is almost here and my lips usually suffer when the weather gets really cold. So I am very pleased to have this Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy.

Prevasore comes in a pale green gel form, and it helps create a barrier between the lips and harsh environment – the weather. I love how it moisturises my lips, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

 

Its unique formulation is designed to increase moisture retention, helping to keep lips soft, protected and cold sore free. Using Prevasore every day will help keep your lips healthy and looking great.

 

Good to know I can kiss away dry, chapped and sore lips with Prevasore.

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Nivea Invisible Black & White Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

I am a huge fan of Nivea Anti-Perspirant Deodorants and I have used them for years now. This dropped on doorstep some days ago and I have been loving it.

It is a new limited edition, designed by Matthew Williamson, and you can shop it in stores nationwide now. So get in there!

 

NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Deodorant offers you effective anti-perspirant protection preventing white marks and yellow stains. For your black clothes to stay black and white clothes to stay white for longer. The unique formula protects you 48h non-stop against perspiration and helps to maintain the original colour of your clothes. The transparent protection doesn’t leave traces. Developed & approved with the “Hohenstein International Textile Institute”.

 

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Sudocream Skincare Cream

I like the fact that there is now a grown up version of the original Sudocream Antiseptic Healing Cream. I like how portable this Skin Care Cream is to. It is so easy to pop in a handbag and use on the go.

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is an everyday cream designed for teenagers and young adults with spot prone skin. It can also soothe little rashes and dry patches and is perfect as part of a daily skincare routine to help maintain beautiful, healthy skin.

 

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Have you used any of these beauty and health products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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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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