Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Hay fever is when pollen particles come into contact with your eyes, nose, mouth and throat and trigger an allergic reaction. Hay fever is commonly mistaken as a cold because they have similar symptoms, and when the body tries to fight it off, it is treated like a virus.
The time of year that you begin to get hay fever symptoms can let you know the type of pollen you are allergic to. Hay fever symptoms can vary from year to year depending on your body, weather conditions and the pollen count.
Stinging or tickling sensation in the nose/eyes
Get a good nights sleep this can help lower your symptoms
Cut back on dairy
Eat a diet high in anti-oxidants (all berries) to boost your immune system
Eat food with natural antihistamines (citrus fruit) are great at fighting allergies
Sprinkling cayenne pepper on you food can help relieve your symptoms
Nettle tea helps to relieve symptoms (start before hay fever season begins)
Using local honey all year round can desensitise your body from other pollens
Garlic is a great decongestant, contains natural antihistamines and is high in anti-oxidants
Emphasise foods rich in vitamins A, B5, C, E also betacarotene selenium and zinc
If you are worried about any of your symptoms, please consult with a doctor.