The do’s and don’ts of a pollen allergy
Last Updated: 12th January 2023 · Written by Donna Mastriani
Seasonal allergies can be an utter misery if you are suffering from them, as they can cause so many issues which leave you feeling upset and tied down. Worry no longer! As the pollen count rises, there are some things that you need to do in order to keep your pollen allergy symptoms at bay.
What to do if you suffer from a pollen allergy?
It may sound tedious but you do need to stay indoors when the pollen count or humidity is high. This will help you to cope with your pollen allergy (hay fever), as the pollen will not be able to gain access to your body.
If it is windy, then Allergy Clinic recommends that you also avoid places where dust and pollen are likely to blow about more than usual. Nowadays, with the way modern technology has been transformed, you can even access a pollen counter and download it straight to your phone.
Find the right medication right for you
You need to find the right medication for you. If your allergy test has highlighted that you may have a pollen allergy then you should contact your GP or health professional immediately. If you have seen an allergist, then they should give the right medication for you. Hay fever and food allergens like wheat, gluten and shellfish are perfect examples of why allergy testing can be beneficial for you.
Myths and truths of Hay Fever
If you are suffering from a pollen allergy, then you will probably read plenty of articles (like this one) highlighting what to do in order to cope with your intolerances and allergies.
Lifelab Testing recommend ordering an allergy test to identify whether it is hay fever causing your symptoms or something else entirely. We also recommend wearing sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes. We don’t, however, recommend wrapping vaseline around your nostrils as this is a myth to stop hay fever. Although some pollen will get stuck to the vaseline, it does not completely block it from entering your nose.
Overall, we would recommend identifying if you have an intolerance or a pollen allergy immediately.