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4 myths about Hay Fever you need to stop believing

Last Updated: 10th November 2022 · Written by Donna Mastriani

Suffering from a stuffy nose? Will your nose not stop running? Have you got an itchy throat? Make sure you take an allergy test to stop yourself from suffering from allergy symptoms today. At this time of year, many people put their symptoms down to hay fever, but there are many other things you need to know about!

So, if you think that you are one of the 18 million people in the UK who is struggling from your symptoms, then you should make sure you know what is causing your symptoms, as it might not be hay fever. Order your allergy test today. But for now, here are 4 myths you need to know about hay fever if that is in fact, what is causing your issues.

1) Flowers cause your allergies

Lots of people think that being around flowers will set off hay fever. This is not true at all. Pollen which is most likely associated with your allergies is probably airborne, and will come from grass, weeds and trees. So, if it is a pollen allergy or hay fever that you are struggling with then look no further than an allergy test to find out which items could be affecting you. Allergies are not to be messed around with, so do not let hay fever or any other allergy ruin your life.

2) Hay causes Hay Fever

This is genuinely a myth, which is even more confusing! Hay contains grass and pollen grains which could cause your runny nose. So, hay might not be causing hay fever symptoms. Find out from a Lifelab allergy test which items you need to look out for. We do advise however that you do stay away from these sorts of things and take precautions to stop your hay fever.

3) Rain cannot clear pollen

This isn’t a complete myth like before. The logic makes sense… Rain will temporarily clear pollen from the air, but it always comes back. After the rain, there is often an increase in wind gusts and draughts after the rain. These factors subsequently increase the pollen count, and this leads to symptoms just before, or even after the rain starts. So, don’t rely on the rain to get you out of trouble.

4) Vaseline won’t help

Vaseline does not always stop your hay fever symptoms. It can catch some of the pollen particles but it will not catch them all. A bit of vaseline either side and in the nose can catch a few grains, but plenty of it will stop the grains going up your nose. Try allergy testing and check out our extensive and detailed website to see what we can do to help you.

For more information on allergies and intolerances, please log on to our website to see how we can help you to understand your symptoms.

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