How to Battle Hay Fever This Season

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How to Battle Hay Fever This Season

Hay fever is a blight of an allergy that can get in the way of you fully enjoying the outdoors. While it is most commonly associated with summer around the world. In Australia, pollen levels can ignite a frustrating bout of hay fever almost all year round, depending on location. In Western Australia, for instance, the condition can begin to flare up in late July and early August. Approaching these months, here’s how to prevent it and, if necessary, fight it. How to battle hay fever this season.

1. Plan ahead

Checking the weather forecast before making plans is common practice but becomes even more important when considering hay fever. Most good forecasts will include a pollen count. Those most susceptible to the allergy could consider not spending long periods of time outdoors; when the count is looking particularly high.

If possible, try getting your necessary outdoor work done immediately after rainfall. As this will significantly lower the air’s pollen count.

2. Take preventative medicine

Sufferers from hay fever should not ignore the preventative medicine available to them. A common type is Cetirizine Hydrochloride which acts rapidly, relieving symptoms and helping prevent them from developing. There is no guaranteed fix, and Cetirizine Hydrochloride might not be right for you, but it and other allergy relief options are available to order online with Chemist Direct.

Taking medicine before a sunny day or the night before works well as. Since many allergy relief medicines are active for 24 hours. Which helps prevent your symptoms from being bad from the moment you wake up. It can sometimes feel like fighting a losing battle; only start taking the medicine once you have got a headache and a streaming nose. That is why thinking ahead and acting proactively is key.

3. If necessary, avoid windy spots

It may seem odd some days, it can be a scorching hot day and you aren’t feeling any hay fever symptoms. One reason for this could be that it is a still day, with little wind to whip up the pollen and blow it around.

Avoiding windy spots helps prevent being exposed to the pollen that sets off allergic reactions. Such as stinging eyes and a feeling of congestion. Balconies overlooking grassy or flower-laden spots can feel safe. But if the wind is carrying the pollen up to you, your symptoms could still be set off.

4. Fight back

Once symptoms have started to set in, fight back. Go indoors quickly if you haven’t brought medicine with you, and source something like nasal spray or eye drops. These types of medicines are fast-acting and target hay fever directly. If you take decisive action as soon as you notice that hay fever is getting to you. Then you should be able to return to the outdoors quickly, without suffering.

Many a holiday or day trip has been spoiled by the pesky and what sometimes feels like unmanageable symptoms of hay fever. However, taking preventative steps, planning your time outdoors ahead and fighting back as soon as you notice your nose, eyes, or head starting to be affected.  These preventative steps will all help stop hay fever from controlling your life.

Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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