One in five people suffer from hay fever and for those that do, you know what a pain in the bum it can be. 

From the runny nose to itchy eyes, it can be a real inconvenience for special needs parents who just don’t have time for it!

So, here at Firefly, we have compiled our five top hay fever hacks which will help you shift those pesky symptoms.

1. Have a wash.

It sounds simple really, but make sure you give your hair and face a good scrub to get rid of any pollen that has attached itself to you.

2. Barrier Balm.

Apply around your nose and eyes to prevent pollen from getting into your body. If you don’t have barrier balm, Vaseline will do the same job.

3. Drink herbal tea.

Chamomile tea can act as a natural antihistamine and you can also use your teabags to sooth your sore eyes. A good excuse to lie back and relax for five minutes!

4. Add some spice!

Turmeric and ginger are both naturally anti- inflammatory so will not only prevent the release of histamine but will also reduce nasal swelling.

5. Pucker up!

Although you many not feel like it with a drippy nose, studies show that kissing for 30 minutes can reduce histamine secretion in your body.

Do you have any tips that can help our sneezy community? Please comment below, we’d love to hear what your tricks are.

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