From eyes that you want to scratch with the same intensity as a mosquito bite to a nose runnier than the Thames, hayfever can cause endless havoc. So, what can you do to minimise your symptoms? A mix of medical interventions (think: antihistamine tablets) combined with natural remedies for hayfever (making sure you wash your clothes thoroughly, to nix any clinging pollen) is likely your best bet.
What actually is hayfever?
‘Hayfever is a type of allergic rhinitis (an inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen) which is triggered by pollen, such as that from trees and grass,’ explains GP Dr Adwoa Danso (@theclinicdiaries.) Essentially, symptoms occur if your body has an allergic reaction to a type of pollen.
Read more at Women’s Health magazine.