Dry your eyes and survive hay fever season!

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Are you sniffing a lot lately, have a blocked nose, watery eyes - hay fever season is upon us.

With the summer approaching, Boots are encouraging people to take note of its three-step hay fever management plan; protect, treat and relieve; to manage symptoms and make the most of the long-awaited sunny season. 

Heather Feeney shares her top tips for managing hay fever to make the most of the summer season: 

  • Wear wraparound sunglasses to help protect eyes from dust and pollen.
  • To relieve and sooth irritated and itchy eyes try eye drops or an eye mist like an allergy eye mist 
  • Using petroleum jelly inside lower nostril to stop pollen entering the nasal passage.
  • Taking antihistamines which last a full day and are non-drowsy 
  • Try using a nasal spray which helps with symptoms like sneezing, itching and a stuffy or runny nose.
  • Keep a hay fever diary, tracking when and where symptoms occur. Doing this each year can help develop patterns, allowing sufferers to be more prepared in the future
  • Lastly, be prepared for hay fever by talking to your local pharmacist about medication and products to help prevent and relieve symptoms

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