Don’t let hay fever ruin your day!
Hay fever affects millions of people in the UK and is mainly caused by pollen, and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group is offering advice on how to minimise the symptoms for people who suffer from the condition.
Many of us will be spending more time outdoors with the arrival of Spring, either in our gardens or local parks, and suffers will soon start to feel the effects of itchy, red or watery eyes, a runny or blocked nose, sneezing fits, an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears or a cough.
Other ways to help reduce the effects of hay fever include:
- Wearing wraparound sunglasses when outdoors to protect the eyes
- Showering and changing your clothes after being outdoors will help stop the spread of pollen through your home
- Putting a small amount of petroleum jelly in your nose helps to trap pollen grains
- Keeping an eye on the weather forecasts and staying indoors to avoid going out when the pollen count is high
As well as your pharmacist, you can also get health advice through NHS 111 and the NHS choices website – www.nhs.uk