As it’s now September, that means it’s finally Springtime! It’s getting warmer, Summer and Christmas are right around the corner and we might be out of lockdown soon! It’s the perfect season, it’s not too hot but not too cold. 

BUT for people like me with chronic hay fever, Spring is a living hell. It is literally the worst time of the year. Sure the weather is nice, but one step near that Jasmine flower vine that mum put around the pool fence at home and I’m out. My eyes swell up like crazy, get itchy and they start watering like no there is no tomorrow. Not to mention the mad headache that comes with it.

So if you’re like me, you probably have your way of dealing with the immense pain and suffering of hay-fever. I thought I might pen this short article on some tips and tricks that I use to survive spring.

  1. Antihistamines: My one saving grace. My recommendation is to take one when you start feeling your eyes start to get itchy because then it’s not too late to prevent the worst of your allergies. These are the obvious options after all. They are quite literally made to reduce a runny nose and sore eyes (well at least that’s what my box says).
  1. Water: Drink tonnes of the stuff. It makes you feel better when you get a full-on migraine from stepping near a wattle tree. It is always better to drink water whenever you’re feeling sick because it just helps your body. This also helps combat the crazy amount of dehydration of your eyes because of chronic leaking.
  1. Stay Inside: Or you could take the extreme path. Just don’t go outside, stay away from nature and you’ll have no problems unless someone sprays really strong perfume around. 

So I hope these short tips and tricks have helped make your plans for spring a little more enjoyable.