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What to do if You’re a Victim of Early Season Hay Fever

Hay fever usually strikes in late spring or early summer, but for 1 in 4 sufferers, March can mark the start of symptoms with tree pollens causing an early onset of hay fever. There is no cure for hay fever, but there are many ways sufferers can reduce or prevent the debilitating symptoms. Airborne allergies expert, and creator of HayMax allergen barrier balms, Max Wiseberg, offers some tips and advice for what he terms, ‘Early Season Hay Fever’ sufferers…

Grass, “The main allergen producing trees in the UK are the birch, alder, horse chestnut and hazel,” says Max Wiseberg. “The peaks of their pollen production are from March to May, and most UK Early Season Hay Fever sufferers are allergic to the pollen of these trees.

Avoiding the allergen is always key with any allergy, and Early Season Hay Fever is no different; less allergen, less reaction. Here is a selection of my favourite practical tips.

• Apply an organic drug-free allergen barrier balm, such as HayMax, to the nostrils and around the bones of the eyes in the morning, throughout the day and at night. HayMax has been proven in independent trials to trap more than a third of pollen before it enters the body [1].

• Reduce the amount of pollen getting into your home. Vacuum the house regularly, especially beds and fabrics to remove pollen particles. Close windows and use an air conditioner preferably with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) filter to capture the pollen as well as cool and circulate the air. Wash bedding very regularly to remove any allergens.

• Dry clothes indoors rather than on a clothes line to prevent pollen particles being blown onto the clothes by the outside wind. And if you own a pet then ensure that it is well groomed and shampooed as much as possible to remove pollen particles.

• Tie your hair up and wear a hat when outside to prevent pollen particles being caught in your hair, and wear wrap-around sunglasses to prevent pollen particles coming in contact with your eyes.

• Wash your face as soon as you get indoors on high pollen count days. This will wash away pollen particles so that they can’t cause a reaction, and a cool compress will soothe sore eyes. Shower at night before sleeping to remove pollen particles from your hair and body.”

HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms retail at £6.99 per pot and are available from Holland & Barrett; selected Morrisons, Waitrose and Boots; independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores; on 01525 406600 and from


[1] Chief Investigator: Professor Roy Kennedy, Principal Investigator: Louise Robertson, Researcher: Dr Mary Lewis, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, 1st February 2012.

About HayMax
Max Wiseberg is an expert in airborne allergies (including hay fever and dust, pet and mould allergies) and is a hay fever sufferer himself. He regularly writes in the press, for publications including Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, Sunday Mirror, Running Fitness, Health Food Business, The Practicing Midwife, Pharmacy magazines and Your Healthy Living and has appeared on BBC radio, many local radio stations, as well as The Chrissy B Show, Fitness TV and the Holiday & Cruise channel.


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