The summer months come with plenty of benefits: longer days, lighter evenings, plenty of barbecue opportunities.
But one rather annoying side effect of summertime is having to deal with crippling hay fever symptoms. For none sufferers, hay fever can sound like a mild condition. But for anyone who's had to deal with a streaming nose, itchy eyes and restless nights, hay fever is certainly nothing to be sniffed at (we couldn't help ourselves...)
In fact, we'd guess you would try anything, fromantihistamines to nasal spray. But one woman has found a rather unusual solution - and she's calling it a 'godsend'.
Nicola Taylortook to Facebook'sExtreme Couponing and Bargains UKgroup to share her love for Savers' Gel Eye Mask, which she claims will rid you of itchy eyes in an instant.
"Tip for hay fever sufferers, these gel eye masks are awesome for putting on your eyes for relief, 99p in Savers," she wrote on the group.
And it appears she's not the only one who loves the product."I have these they are a god send honestly [sic]," wrote another Facebook user.
The tip was welcomed by hay fever sufferers on the page, with another writing, "Glad I've seen this my son's 8 and he suffers really bad with his hay fever there was one morning where he couldn't open his eyes at all."
On the site, the product isn't specifically targeted said to"relieve stress" and "reduce puffiness".
Hay fever symptoms include:
- sneezing and coughing
- a runny or blocked nose
- itchy, red or watery eyes
- itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
- loss of smell
- pain around your temples and forehead
- feeling tired
If you have asthma, you might also:
- have a tight feeling in your chest
- be short of breath
- wheeze and cough
Some natural remedies for hay fever include:
Do you usually stream your way through spring and summer? Try these natural remedies to prevent symptoms…
- Shower at night to prevent pollen staying on your bedding and in your hair.
- Use Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen before it enters your nose
- Plants likePeace Lily and Spider Plant not only catch pollen but also act as filters, getting rid of toxic air pollutants.
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Lauren loves helping people share their stories, bringing experiences to life online, honing her interview techniques with everyone from authors to celebrities, headteachers to local heroes. As well as having a good nose for a story, Lauren has a passion for the English language and years of experience optimizing digital content to reach the widest audience possible. During her time at w&h, Lauren has worked on big brand campaigns like the Amazing Women Awards and assisted in developing w&h expert-approved Buyer's Guides—the place to go if you're looking to splash out on an important purchase and want some trusted advice. In addition to her journalism career, Lauren also has a background in copywriting for prestigious brands such as Inhabit Hotel, eco-development K'in in Tulum, social enterprise The Goldfinger Factory and leading London architect Holland Harvey, using language in all its glorious forms, from detailed guidebooks to snappy social content.
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