The Asthma Society of Ireland has recently launched their Pollen Tracker for this season, with Dyson proudly supporting it. If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know how difficult it is to enjoy our summer days, with sneezing, itchy eyes and a blocked nose common effects of the likes of hay fever.
So, what exactly is the purpose of the Pollen Tracker? Here’s what the Asthma Society of Ireland had to say: “The tracker provides an update of pollen levels across the four provinces each day, and a predictor of the pollen levels for the following day, making it a must-see, to manage hay fever and asthma throughout the summer.”
Dyson play an important role in reducing the effects of pollen in your home. The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier is an incredible device that removes 99.95% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns from the air in your home. Not only that, a layer of activated carbon granules captures odours and potentially harmful toxins like paint fumes.
Here are some top tips from the Asthma Society of Ireland on how to survive hay fever season:
- Keep an eye daily on their Pollen Tracker on Asthma.ie.
- Speak to a nurse on the Asthma Society’s free Joint Asthma and COPD (1800 44 54 64) about putting a hay fever management plan in place.
- Talk to doctor or pharmacist NOW about taking medication to prevent / reduce symptoms. Don’t wait until you feel unwell.
- Keep windows shut in your bedroom at night.
- Keep windows and doors closed when the pollen count is high.
- Stay indoors as much as possible on high pollen days.
- Stay away from grassy areas, especially when grass is freshly cut.
- Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes.
- Shower, wash your hair and change your clothes if you have been outside for an extended period.
- Avoid drying clothes outdoors, or shake them outdoors before bringing them in.
- Minimise your contact with pets that have been outdoors and are likely to be carrying pollen.
- Consider a purifier with a built-in air quality sensor to remove allergens and pollutants from the air.
If you suffer from hay fever or asthma, visit Asthma.ie for advice and helpful tips on how to best prepare yourself against pollen.