'Hay fever is characterised by symptoms such as itchy and/or watery eyes, a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, coughing and also wheezing. These are caused by the body’s allergic reaction to various pollen's in the environment. These tiny particles are breathed into the nose where an immune reaction is triggered. Histamine is released and irritates the upper respiratory passages causing hay fever symptoms to take hold.'
Although I don't suffer too badly with hayfever I am someone who when getting a summer cold constantly sneezes. Tired of pumping my body with more and more chemicals I was pleased when I found that Sterimar have a great natural remedy that can be used for the onset of hayfever symptoms and once they have taken hold - Sterimar® Isotonic Nasal Hygiene®
Stérimar® are 100% natural, anti-histamine-free, steroid-free, and have no preservatives or additives. They are made from the cleanest sea-water from the French coast of Brittany and are tested to ensure purity. Minerals and trace elements like those found in sea-water are extremely important to maintain the body’s internal equilibrium, and Stérimar® works with the physiology of the nose to keep its defences in tip top condition.
What I love about this great natural remedy (apart from it being 100% natural of course), is that you can use this throughout the day, so no more thinking 'oh, I can only use this 2/3 times a day so when would be best to use?'. It can be used alongside any other medications you may be taking and even safe to use whilst you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Available to buy from Boots and most leading pharmacies.
Did you know…
Here are some handy hay fever facts so you can prepare yourself better before the season starts:
- Grass pollen affects 95% of people with hay fever in the UK
- Hay fever sufferers are three times more likely to develop asthma than non-sufferers
- Pollen is released early in the morning and descends in the evening as the air cools
- The pollen season travels northward at about five degrees longitude per week
- Food allergies can also be caused by birth pollen that is present in foods such as raw apple, raw tomato, hazelnut and aniseed spices
Disclosure Policy: I am a Sterimar Mummy Ambassador, however I use the Sterimar range on all my family and my thoughts and opinions are my own (unless quoted).