The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming – it must be spring!
If you’re like me, however, and you suffer from hay fever, your best friend at the moment is the closest box of tissues, toilet paper, or a trusty shirt sleeve! Desperate, I know, but desperate times call for desperate measures!
For anyone that suffers from hay fever, it’s always a delicate balance between packing your pockets with tissues, or just hoping that allergy tablet kicks in so you don’t end up sniffling repeatedly in front of a group of people on that packed train or your colleagues in a meeting room.
Hay fever is serious business, affecting 1 in 5 people across Australia –almost 5 million people! And that’s nothing to sniff at!
So what can us hay fever sufferers do when we are at our worst in spring? Outside of blowing our nose to death, scratching our eyes and popping allergy tablets, of course. As with most things these days, we are no longer alone; there are now apps and websites that can help us predict the pollen levels where we live. This enables us to plan in advance for those high level pollen days when it’s not appropriate to have a tissue stuck up our nose, or we aren’t wearing our emergency snot sleeves.