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Hay fever prevention
10 ways to fight hay fever
Depending on the severity of your hay fever, you’ll be surprised how much these simple lifestyle changes can reduce your symptoms during spring and summer.
1. Keep your doors and windows shut when the pollen count is high
2. Stay indoors at times when the pollen count peaks – mornings and evenings
3. Avoid pollen-rich places like grassy parks and fields
4. Wear wrap-around sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes
5. When the pollen count is high, shower and wash your hair after going outside
6. Dry washing indoors when pollen counts are high to keep airborne pollen off your clothes and bedlinen
7. Avoid grass pollen by asking someone else to cut your lawn
8. Keep your house as dust free as possible to minimise indoor allergen levels
9. Avoid pets that have been playing outdoors as they can carry pollen in their fur
10. You spend more time in your bedroom than any other room, so shut your bedroom door to keep pets out
How severe is your hay fever?
Take this straightforward questionnaire designed to help you and your GP decide the best way to treat your allergies.