Why Wearing A Ponytail Could Help Control Your Hayfever

The advice is nothing to sneeze at.

Oh joy, spring has sprung.

While many of us prepare to finally shave our legs and migrate outside to enjoy some much-needed Vitamin D, a fair few will remain behind closed doors vigilantly checking the pollen forecast.

See, with the warmer weather comes the itchy eyes, nose and throat, and the general feeling of being hit by a B-Double.

It’s not pretty.

That said, there are some ways to ease that feeling of having a piece of sandpaper vigorously rubbed in all your facial orifices (too much?).

Ten daily spoke to Amcal Pharmacy Senior Pharmacist James Nevile, who gave us some tips on stopping the itch.

Scrub up:

On days with high amounts of pollen in the air your symptoms can be kept under control by washing your hands more often as well as washing your hair each night.

This helps to ensure any pollen residue from the air is off your body and away from your nose. Ladies, opt for a pony tail to further ensure any pollen residue from the air is off your body and away from your nose.

Pollen, pollen go away:

Continuing with the cleaning trend, make sure your house is free from dust and all the windows and doors are closed to keep pollen out. It might also help to dry your clothes inside to keep pollen from attaching to them.

Stop your symptoms in their tracks:

Use antihistamines, nasal spray and eye drops to minimise your symptoms. Your local pharmacy is a great place to start for this and remember to take your tablets at the start of each day - this makes sure they reach their peak when you do.

Add to your sunglasses collection.

Protecting your eyes from pollen throughout hay fever season can help lessen irritation and itchiness. Sunglasses are a great way to do this, opt for lenses that cover as much of your eye area as possible and utilise a small eye bath for high pollen days.

Sweet dreams:

Look into buying allergy friendly bedding and ensure it is dust free. This will help to ensure the sniffles are kept at bay while you get your eight hours of peace.