Specsavers at Queens street in Cardiff is sharing advice on how hay fever sufferers can treat symptoms to mark Allergy Awareness Week (25 April – 1 May).
Allergy awareness week is an opportunity to highlight the issues faced by those with allergies and is designed to get people talking about allergies at key times throughout the year.
With the arrival of Spring, a common allergic condition that may be triggered in sufferers is hay fever which affects approximately 20% of the UK population. Although it can be contracted at any age, it usually begins in childhood or teenage years.
This Allergy Awareness Week, Specsavers Queens street is urging parents and carers to take small steps to help beat the symptoms.
How you can help
Frank Moloney, director of Specsavers on Queens street, said: ‘With the hay fever season around the corner, symptoms such as streaming eyes, sneezing and runny noses are set to sharply increase. These can be a real distraction for young people who are sitting exams but, thankfully, there are some basic steps that parents and carers can take to help alleviate the disruptive symptoms.
‘Limiting your child’s exposure to pollen by staying indoors, especially on days where pollen counts are high, will help reduce the impact of hay fever. When you are out and about, wraparound glasses or sunglasses can help keep pollen out of their eyes and a small amount of Vaseline around the nostrils can help to trap pollen grains.'