AN EXPERT has revealed one of the easiest ways to get rid of a pesky hayfever symptom – and it’s completely free.
The pollen count is set to increase in the coming days, so it’s important that Brits are prepared.
Luckily, “life saver” Pharmacist Angela Dori has come to the rescue for anyone suffering with a stubborn stuffy nose every time they leave the house this summer.
In a video shared to TikTok, the expert revealed a simple hack that only involves one item – an ice cube.
Angela told her 517,000 followers: “Here’s a cool hack for you guys if you have a stuffy nose.
“Put an ice cube in your mouth and hold it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue and your stuffy nose will go away.
“It works because stuffy noses are caused by inflamed blood vessels in your nose and when you put ice close to it that will constrict them.”
People were quick to flood the comment section with their amazement after trying the hack, one said: “You are a life saver.
“Thank you, honestly I am getting so much relief from my cold now.”
Another grateful TikToker wrote: “Just tried it and it worked within a minute, thank you so much.”
“Tried it and it cleared up right away”, agreed a third.
“You are soooo smart! I love your videos so much! Thank you”, penned a fourth.
Someone else suggested using the trick to alleviate another issue: “I get rid of migraines this way too”, they said.
“Been doing this for years”, added another.
This comes as other experts have been blessing us with their hayfever hacks.
NHS surgeon Dr Karan Rajan reacted to a video which has been making the rounds on social media of a man battling a stuffed nose and puffy eyes.
Dr Rajan’s first piece of advice was to take fexofedanine, which he said is “the strongest over-the-counter hay fever medication you can buy”.
He also said nasal irrigation “can be a lot more effective than pills because it’s in your nose holes that pollen can get trapped and cause reactions.”
Plus, Pharmacist Marc Donovan said treating and preventing hay fever is built on two main principles.
The chief pharmacist at high street retailer Boots said Brits need to both avoid exposure to pollen and decrease the levels of histamine in their body.
His top tips included changing your clothes when you come back home to remove any pollen lingering on them.
Vaseline can also be used as a barrier on your nose as it traps pollen particles.
It is also wise to check what time of day you’re going outside – with pollen counts usually lowest around mid day.
What are the symptoms of hayfever?
HAY fever is a common allergic condition.
It affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.
You’ll experience hay fever symptoms if you have an allergic reaction to pollen.
The symptoms of hay fever include:
- frequent sneezing
- runny or blocked nose
- itchy, red or watery eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)
- an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
- cough, caused by postnasal drip (mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose)
Less commonly, you may also experience:
- loss of sense of smell (anosmia)
- facial pain (caused by blocked sinuses)
- tiredness and fatigue
If you have asthma, your asthma symptoms may get worse when you have hay fever.