6 handy tips for coping with hay fever

Thursday, 06 April 2017
6 handy tips for coping with hay fever

Keep your eyes safe from hay fever this Easter with Feel Good's handy tips

As the weather starts improving, no doubt we’ll all be spending a bit more time outdoors soaking up that rare British sun.

But with a lot of pollen in the air around Springtime, it’s important to take some measures to stay protected from hay fever.

After all, you don’t want runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes to get in the way of you and your chocolate eggs this Easter!

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That’s why we’ve devised a helpful list of just some of the things you can do to protect your eyes and keep yourself Feeling Good this Easter.

1. Limit Your Exposure

The pollen count is typically at its highest early in the morning and in the evening, so at these times try to stay inside and keep the windows closed if you can.

This is particularly important on hot, dry days, while this Easter you should also check that your car's air conditioning is fitted with a pollen filter.

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2. Wash Pollen Away

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This is always a good idea at any time of the year, but take extra care this Easter to wash away any pollen on your face if you feel your eyes are becoming irritated.

It’s also important to make sure to wash your hands thoroughly.

3. Clothes Carry Pollen

Showering and changing clothes after coming in from the garden or a day in town is a sure-fire way to distance yourself from any harmful pollen.

It’s also advisable to keep your shoes stored away and close to the door when inside, to limit the spread of pollen.

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4. Sunglasses

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No doubt you’ve already dug your favourite pair of Ray-Ban’s or Celine’s out of the wardrobe as soon as the temperature hit 15 degrees, but it is extra important to wear sunglasses when outside - not just for UV protection, but also to shield your eyes from the high pollen count.

Handy tip: wrap-around style sunglasses are the best for hay fever sufferers.

5. Be prepared with eye drops

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While the hope is that you’ll never need to use them, it’s very important to take some eye drops with you when you’re out and about, especially if you’re a contact lens wearer.

Eye drops are great for providing instant relief from itchiness, grittiness or burning sensations.

You’ll be able to find a wide range of eye drops at FeelGoodContacts.com, available in both 10ml bottle or vials form – so you can always be prepared, even when you’re on the go.

6. Dailies over monthlies

If you’re a contact lens wearer, then it could be a smart idea to switch to wearing daily disposables rather than monthly contact lenses.

By only using each pair of lenses for a day, you’ll be certain you’re putting in a fresh set and there’ll be no danger of any remaining pollen causing you any discomfort.

You’ll also be able to pop in a new pair on the offchance any pollen does become trapped inside the lens.

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