How can I manage my allergies for longer periods of time?
There are things that people with hay fever can think about adopting into their routine to manage their symptoms long-term. Your nose is the first line of defence when it comes to airborne allergens: it filters particles from the air you breathe in by trapping them in the mucus and hairs inside the nose. They are then transported to the back of your throat and swallowed or coughed out.
A build-up of pollen in the nose can affect this process and here’s where the system can break down, leading to inflammation and a blocked nose. Otrivin Seawater with Aloe Vera nasal spray, Otrivin Seawater with Eucalyptus nasal spray and Otrivin Seawater Baby Care Moisturising nasal spray is a daily solution that can help keep nature’s pollution filter (the nose) working. This gentle saline formula can be used every day to help clear your nose, reduce swelling, and wash away any trapped allergens from the nose.*
Is climate change making my allergies worse?
Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. Increases in greenhouse gases are warming the world, changing rain and weather patterns and leading to more climate extremes. In the past decade, research has shown how climate change is giving rise to more opportunities for allergens to affect the lives of people with hay fever.5
Warmer climates and increased CO2 levels have meant that some plant species are now able to produce more pollen over a longer season, meaning those affected by hay fever may experience symptoms for longer periods of tme.5 In addition, more extreme weather patterns such as cyclones and thunderstorms could lead to increased flooding in many areas of the world, which will increase opportunities for mould growth.5