10 ways to tackle Hay fever

local honey can help reduce symptoms of hay fever
  1. Try to get a good night sleep if you have a tendancy to get hayfever.People who get a goodnights rest are more likley to have the mildest symptoms
  2. Wash your hair and get ready for bed before you go into the bedroom as pollen sticks to your hair and clothes. Pollen can rub off onto the pillow and affect you in the night.
  3. Coat the inside of your nose with a barrier cream such as Haymax or vaseline
  4. Try to reduce your stress levels as it has been found there is a link between stress and how strong your hayfever reactions are.
  5. Eat a healthy diet as there is a link between the severity of the symptoms and diet.  eat pleanty of fruit and vegetables.
  6. Eat local harvested honey, this has been found to reduce the incidence of hayfever symtpoms.
  7. Take regular exercise as research has shown that if you suffer from hayfever exercise can reduce the severity of the symptoms.
  8. Beta glucans are naturally occouring sugars obtained from yeasts and fungi that can help reduce allergenic reactions.
  9. Reduce your alcohol intake during the hay fever season.  It can make you more sensitive to pollen.
  10. Lastly keep your windows shut at night and first thing in the morning, stay indoors when the pollen count is high. Also wraparound sun specs have a protective effect.