Stay indoors during peak pollen times - 7am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm and avoid grassy areas when you are out and about.
Wear wrap round sunglasses to protect eyes when going outside.
Avoid mowing the lawn during the daytime, as it creates clouds of pollen. Alternatively, ask someone to do it for you.
When planning holidays, remember mountains tend to have fewer flowers, and pollen counts are lowest by the sea.
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Smear petroleum jelly on your nostrils to stop pollen settling in the lining of your nose.
Keep windows closed and hang net curtains to help trap any pollen.
Avoid stroking pets that have been outside - they may be carrying pollen on their fur.
Keep windows and vents closed in the car. If you drive a lot, air conditioning or an electrostatic air filter in the car's ventilation system can help.
Shower and wash hair after being outside to eliminate all traces of pollen.
Use an ioniser indoors. lonisers give off a negative charge which can help to reduce the amount of allergens in the air.