How to reduce hay fever symptoms naturally - 5 ways to keep your room pollen-free

As the days get warmer many people are struggling with hay fever
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With hay fever symptoms on the rise across the country due to very high pollen counts, many people will be looking for ways to get some relief.

It finally feels like summer has arrived as we bask in the warmer temperatures set for this week. But with them comes high pollen counts and for those who suffer with hay fever, managing these symptoms can bring misery.

Chronic sufferers may even opt to simply stay indoors but pollen can often get inside your home, giving you nasty symptoms even away from the elements. However, there are ways to keep pollen out, and experts at Secret Linen Store have shared their advice on keeping allergens out.

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Here are some of the ways you can keep your bedroom pollen-free.

Keep windows closed at peak times

There are peaks of pollen throughout the day and keeping your window open to try to keep the house cool can lead to the pollen getting inside easily. Once inside, the pollen settles on surfaces and can lead to hay fever symptoms.

Keeping your windows closed during these peak hours can keep out much of this pollen. You can also make use of an air purifier to keep your inside air quality high.

Dry bed linen inside

With the sun shining, many will be drying their clothes and even their bed sheets outside. However, this can lead to pollen settling on the sheets.

You can make use of a drying rack inside instead if you do not have or do not want to use a drier.

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Create a barrier on your bed

On the topic of bed sheets, you can put an extra cover or sheet over your duvet during the day to protect your bed from pollen. This barrier can then be removed in the evening, meaning no pollen has settled on your sheets.

Shower and change clothes

Pollen can also settle on your skin and clothing, so after doing something outside, it's a good idea to change your clothes and have a shower to clean it off.

Brush pets and clean their paws

Just like on humans, pollen can also cling to your pets' fur and paws. You can give them a quick brush down and wipe their paws once they come inside. This is especially useful if your pets are often in your bedroom or on your bed.