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Hayfever & Spring – The Love-Hate Relationship

Hayfever, asthma, eczema, sinusitis, itchy watery everything?

Spring – it’s a love-hate relationship for some… 

On one hand we love the end of winter and the beginning of warmer sunnier and dryer days, but if you’re one of the people that suffer hayfever, it’s a real love-hate relationship.

Due to the warmer weather we get an explosion of pollen from trees, grass, weeds and flowers, and this is what causes hayfever symptoms. 

I used to have this myself and suffered every summer with horrendously itchy watery everything – face, nose, throat, eyes and ears. All I could do was take an antihistamine which really did take the severity out of it but I still felt like it was there lurking and although I was itch-free, I felt wiped out and in (allergy) fight-mode. Only for it to all start over again the next day.

Pick your condition… You may not get hayfever but you might suffer from asthma at this time of year, or your existing asthma or eczema gets a lot worse. Some might have sinus instead and battle with recurrent bouts that can frequently turn into an infection (sinusitis).

The other thing that having allergies does to us is really challenge our immune system. We might feel like we have a cold or that we’re always on the verge of breaking into one. For some, this is so chronic that they stop being able to tell if it’s hayfever or a cold. Read my blog here to help you differentiate…

Of course you could do all the…

staying indoors on dry, windy days

avoid lawn mowing, weed pulling and other gardening

remove clothes that you’ve worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair

not hang laundry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels

Or you could get i​n touch and let me help you out.

Hayfever and spring not a problem but something else is? I address intolerances of all kinds. 

Or maybe you’re good with allergies but have other health issues you’d like help with?

Feel free to give me a call or an email and I look forward to helping you soon.