The hayfever action plan

Be prepared

Starting 4-6 weeks before symptoms are expected, try the isopathic approach. This means treating the condition with a minute amount of the substance causing the problem, and for that we have Weleda Mixed Pollen 30c*. This mixture of air-borne pollens – from grasses, trees and weeds – is prepared homeopathically, and should generally be taken twice daily.

Tip: Buy wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen invading the eyes.

Acute treatment

In the acute stage, try Weleda Hayfever Relief oral spray*, for the symptomatic relief of hayfever and other forms of allergic rhinitis. The spray contains a combination of carefully selected homeopathicremedies for common hayfever symptoms.

Some more common ‘go to’ homeopathic remedies at this time of year:

Homeopathic remedies can also be used either alone or in tandem with Weleda Mixed Pollen*

Tip: Keep car windows closed when driving near fields/gardens.

Soothe

To help gently flush pollen from nasal passages and/or to ease a nose left snore from sneezing and blowing, try Rhinodoron Nasal Spray. This can be used alongside homeopathic remedies.

Tip: Shower as soon as you’re home to remove pollen from hair and skin.

* Always read the label/leaflet

Watering eyes, sneezes and a runny nose – it may look like a cold, but it feels very different. Hayfever symptoms are hot, itchy and hard to shift, but they are your body’s way of coping with a pollen overload. There’s a popular idea that you should avoid sniffing flowers – but in reality 25% of hayfever sufferers start to get their symptoms as the trees begin to shed pollen, some as early as January. Almost all hayfever sufferers know that late May until August will be the peak season, when grasses shake in a warm breeze and spread their pollen around. You’ll even find a pollen count indicator on the summer weather forecasts.

Read more about pollen in the UK »