Your survival guide to Spring fever


Unless you plan on wearing a gas mask every day for the next few months, chances are you won’t be able to avoid coming into contact with those springtime allergens that can leave you feeling like you have a bad cold. 

To keep those nasal twitches to the minimum, and avoid the full onslaught of seasonal hay fever, follow these handy tips:

  • Wash your bedding in hot water once a week

  • Give your hair a good wash every day to get rid of any crafty pollen spores that have clung to your locks

  • Keep an eye on allergen levels in your area, Accuweather is a good resource, simply (click here) to find out what your local weather and pollen levels are.

  • Use your tumble dryer instead of hanging your clothes out to dry

  • Avoid peak times for pollen exposure, typically between 10 am and 4 pm

  • Keep home and car windows closed as far as possible

  • Keep pets out of the bedroom and off the furniture. As cute as he is, Fido probably has pollen on his coat

  • If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor to get a good antihistamine