5 Tips To Help You Break Up With Hay Fever


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Hay Fever sucks, you know it and I know it. It's time to end this relationship for good! We've provided 5 tips for helping you to break up with your hay fever symptoms.

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5 Tips To Help You Break Up With Hay Fever

  1. 1. Ragweed, Pollen… Sit Down, We Need To Talk. 5 tips to help you break up with Hay fever.
  2. 2. First Things First. What Is Hay Fever? Hay Fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an immune response to airborne substances, usually produced in the spring, summer and autumn. Common triggers include pollen, ragweed, grass, fungus and trees. Your body sees these triggers as the enemy and overreacts, releasing histamine, causing inflammation of the sinuses and eyelids.
  3. 3. Here are 5 tips to help you end this relationship It’s not Us, Hay Fever, it’s You..
  4. 4. Don’t hang your clothes outside to dry.
  5. 5. Hanging your clothes out to dry has many benefits. It saves energy, it looks pretty and the clothes end up smelling great. These benefits fly out the window if you suffer from hay fever each year (pun totally intended).
  6. 6. While your clothes are outside they can trap pollen and other airborne substances, that you’ll then bring inside. The Problem. The Alternative. Bite the energy bullet and use the dryer. Perhaps use an allergy-sensitive dryer sheet to avoid any other triggers.
  7. 7. Keep your Windows closed.
  8. 8. Ahhh, smell that fresh air… Look at the way the breeze makes the curtains sway so beautifully… It’s so calming… *Cough*   *Sneeze*   *Hack*   Is that supposed to be green?!?
  9. 9. Use air conditioning at home and in the car to avoid your allergen triggers. This is especially true for pollen sufferers, as the peak time for dissemination is between 10 am and 4 pm. Odd, I just saw hydro and gas employees throwing confetti... The Problem. Keeping the windows open invites your allergen triggers back in for a drink. The last thing you want to do is make Hay Fever think it still has a shot with you. The Alternative.
  10. 10. Keep it clean
  11. 11. I know, it seems ironic that we chose a picture of a bathtub outside, where all the allergens are… but in our defense, how cute is this baby?
  12. 12. Well, there isn’t one really – I mean, you can’t become a hermit until winter, when you’re forced to become a hermit anyway, because it’s so cold. But what you can do is shower or take a bath to wash off all of those nasty uninvited guests. The Problem. While you’re outside, probably having a ton of fun playing football, or having a nice family picnic, allergen triggers just rudely invite themselves onto your body. The Alternative.
  13. 13. Preventative perseverance
  14. 14. If you have a nose ring – now would be the time to consider taking it out.    
  15. 15. The Problem. The Alternative. There’s no problem with this one. You should try to keep up with your preventative measures to keep hay fever at bay, such as regular use of corticosteroid nasal sprays and antihistamines. More of a ‘best course of action’. Regular use of Corticosteroid nasal sprays are best for congestion related symptoms, paired with antihistamines it gives you a good one-two punch to K-O your hay fever ailments.
  16. 16. Forewarning Just so we don’t go worrying about you. Corticosteroid nasal sprays are different from decongestant nasal sprays. It is recommended that decongestant nasal sprays should not be used for more than a few consecutive days. It could ironically lead back to a stuffy nose. Always check with your doctor first, to make sure that any kind of nasal spray or antihistamine is safe for you to use.
  17. 17. Watch the weather
  18. 18. Watch your local weather report for pollen and mold counts. They are usually listed as Mild, Moderate or High and are available on most weather reports.
  19. 19. The Problem. The Alternative. We all know the problem (or rather problems) with this one. Their names are pollen, ragweed, mold and dust. Among others. Spring and summer are filled with these eye-watering bullies. Test the waters (we know, this has nothing to do with water, but we needed a catchy phrase). If you can’t catch the allergy report, you could always go outside, if you start to sneeze like you inhaled a jar of pepper, you’ll figure it out!
  20. 20. We Hope You Enjoyed Our Little Presentation! If you didn’t we’ll understand, but either way we want to hear from you! Thanks for reading, stay tuned for more!
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