THOSE suffering from another bout of hay fever symptoms have been sharing their 'miracle' tips and tricks.

As the North East and North Yorkshire is set to see pollen levels remain between 'Very High' and 'High,' the effect on sufferers is expected to be particularly bad.

Earlier this week, The Met Office released its forecast for the week ahead showing pollen levels in the region were among the highest in the UK.

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As a result, many people right across the region said they had been suffering from the common symptoms (itchy eyes, a tickly throat and headaches) more than usual.

Currently there is no cure for hay fever, but there are a number of medicinal and natural ways that can "help" to ease your allergies.

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So we've asked our readers across all of our social media platforms for their home remedies and have picked out some of the most popular (and safe) suggestions.


Ruth Ockendon Laycock said she uses a simple drop of local honey on her breakfast, instead of taking antihistamines.

She said: "Local honey, I have a teaspoonful every morning on my Weetabix, I don't really like the sweet taste but it's worth it rather than taking antihistamines."

Antihistamines are a great way to help manage symptoms, but some can find them ineffective if taken at the wrong time - and limiting due to it being 'one-a-day.'


Julie Anderson suggested that just one acupuncture session (which we recommend is done professionally) has proven to be a "miracle" for her symptoms.

She said: "Acupuncture. It is a miracle it really is. Haven't suffered with (hay fever) it in years, and the odd year when the pollen count is exceptionally high, I just have one session, and then might not need another for 3-4 years."

'Vitamin D'

Darren Dazzler Turnbull said he takes Vitamin D alongside his antihistamine and has seen a "vast improvement" in his suffering of symptoms. 

He said: "If you take Vitamin D alongside your antihistamine you will see a vast improvement in your hay fever.

"I've suffered for years and only found this out a year ago, don't get me wrong, its not a cure, just a big help with symptoms."

'Pirinase nasal spray'

Elaine Glover said she now relies on a nasal spray to help ease her symptoms when it comes to the hay fever season.

She said: "I now use Pirinase nasal spray which suits me better than taking hay fever tablets."

'Dry clothes indoors'

Alan Goodwin has quite a comprehensive list of preventative measures including the age-old Vaseline trick and drying clothes indoors.

He said he uses a range of eye drops, air conditioning unit for overnight, antihistamine, Vaseline on nostrils, Nuage hay fever wipes.

He also said he doesn't dry his clothes outside, and showers after being outdoors, as he said these measures "help quite a lot."

What the NHS suggest

The NHS has published a list of failsafe ways that can help ease symptoms of hay fever - this list is designed to be suited to all sufferers.

- put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen

- wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes

- shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off

- stay indoors whenever possible

- keep windows and doors shut as much as possible

- vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth

- buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter

This is just a guide, we always recommend consulting your doctor or GP if you require further information on how such remedies will affect your health.