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My hayfever survival kit

Every May, my hayfever arrives in full force and if you're a fellow sufferer, you'll know how much of a nightmare it is: Painfully itchy, puffy eyes, sensitive runny nose and stomach wrenching sneezes. I don't like popping pills too often especially as most of them make me feel queasy, so I only take an antihistamine when my symptoms become unbearable. Otherwise I try my best to manage them with other methods.

My eyes are the most affected and keeping them soothed is what I prefer to concentrate on.

  • During hayfever season I always tend to wake up with puffy irritable eyes and using a cooling eye gel really helps. I have been using this Dr Nick Lowe gel and the cooling effect is instantaneous. It also tightens the skin around your eyes, getting rid of the puffiness.
  • I try not to rub my eyes too much so when my eyes get really itchy, I wash them out with water (hopefully washing away any pollen too) and put on a chilled gel eye mask. My mask is from Anatomicals but you could also use cotton pads soaked in cool water, or good old cucumber slices. I should probably buy some eye drops too but I'm terrible at putting them in (think Rachel from Friends).
  • And lastly the best prevention method I have, a pair of sunnies! It keeps pollen from entering my eyes and though it won't stop EVERY single particle of pollen, it makes a remarkable difference to me.

Any more tips from other hayfever sufferers? What's in your survival kit?


  1. I don't tend to suffer from Hayfever, but those sunglasses are so lovely!!! :) xxx

  2. Does that eye gel do anything for dark circles? I've been looking at buying it but haven't been able to find many reviews xx

  3. @Hannah - They were from TKMaxx but Primark had the same pair a while ago. They're the only style that seems to suit me :) xx

    @That Girl - No it's only for puffy eyes really, I have the brightening eye cream too but I haven't been using it enough to say whether it gets rid of dark circles (I'm dubious though) xx

  4. You poor thing! I sneeze like a bitch all the time, caused a right havoc when swine fool was around, people avoided me like the plague. xxxxx

  5. have you tried the Origins eye cream btw? xxx

  6. @CGFB - lol oh no, I remember being scared to sneeze during the swine flu scare, especially on the tube where all the dust irritates my nose! Which Origins eye cream are you referring to? xx

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  10. I need that eye mask in my life! I get really bad hayfever too but along with the itchy eyes I a scratchy throat and blocked nose :-(

    I also have a cat that likes rolling in grass so I don't think that helps... ! xx


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