Five Ways to Beat Hay Fever

With one in five people suffering from the annual attack of itchy red eyes and constant sneezing getting away from the hellish hay fever can be quite a challenge. In this article, we share five tricks you can use to kick hay fever in the eyes.

1. Be sure to wash your bedding

The average person washes their bed sheets once every two weeks but that’s not enough to keep the allergens away. James Porter, who oversees our laundry facilities recommends a weekly wash to keep sheets pollen-free and to tackle the dust and other particles that might make symptoms worse.

A hot wash of 40C or above is best and duvets and pillows should be dry cleaned once or twice a year.

Empty bed with two pillows - hay fever

 

2. Have more sex

Scientists in Iran claim to have found a link between the nasal and reproductive systems. Neurologist Sina Zarrintan of the Tabriz Medical University in Iran said male orgasms could help ease a blocked nose and clear streaming eyes – but didn’t mention if there was a similar benefit for women.

Couple in bed

 

3. Take more showers

Pollen is almost indestructible unless it is wet. It is so easy to bring pollen indoors on your skin and hair. So jump in the shower more often and also try showering at night to help rid the body of the day’s pollen build up and help aid sleep.

Lady in towel

4. Avoid drying laundry outside

Pollen is more likely to land on washing in the early morning or late evening so try and dry your washing inside. If you don’t have space, then we can help you with your laundry, not only we’ll collect, clean and dry your clothes, we’ll also deliver it back to you. Give us a try. Click here.

Clothespin

 

5. Apply Vaseline

But not to your lips. Instead, rub a small amount around your nostrils. The Vaseline forms a protective layer around your nose that pollen will stick to. This creates a barrier to trap pollen before you breathe it in. You can also put it under your eyes to prevent them from getting runny and itchy too. Truly magical, right!?

Man rubbing nose

 

To find out more about what services we offer, head to the Bedding or Home products section within our app or website.

Once your bedding is clean, you might be inspired to try styling your bed in a new way. For tips on how to decorate your bed, check out our article Tips for How to Decorate Your Bed.

 

Laundrapp Team

Editorial Image Credits: Empty bed with two pillows by AW Creative on Unsplash// Couple in bed by We Vibe on Unsplash// Lady in towel by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels// Clothespin  by ilaria88 by on Pexels// Man rubbing nose by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels// Lady in bed with tissue by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels