Hayfever season

What Causes Hay Fever?

Understanding how to manage or prevent hay fever symptoms is easier when you know the causes of hay fever. Seasonal hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, can be caused by outdoor wind-borne allergens like pollen from trees, weeds, and grass. Indoor allergens that can cause hay fever year-round include dust mites, pet dander, and indoor molds – causing what is commonly referred to as perennial allergic rhinitis.

Whart Are The Symptoms Of Hay Fever?
Nasal congestion

Runny nose

Itchy eyes, mouth or skin


Fatigue, due to poor quality sleep as a result of nasal obstruction


And while it is difficult to avoid airborne pollen, certain measures can be taken to minimize the risk of triggering allergy symptoms both outdoors and at home:


Monitor pollen forecasts 
Monitoring pollen forecasts will help you understand what you could be in for if you’re planning to spend the day outside. Typically, hot, dry days will have the highest pollen counts, while lower pollen counts are common on cooler, damp days following rain.

Change your clothes
On hotter days when the pollen count is high, change your clothes when you come in from outside. This will reduce your continued exposure to allergens that may have attached themselves to your clothes.

Purify the air 
A good air purifier can help if you suffer from allergy symptoms indoors. Choose an air filter that traps small particles.

Call our  expert team for advice

Call in store today to speak to a member of our team for help dealing with your hay fever this Summer season. Pop into our shop, browse our online store or phone us on 0498541138 to find out more