Contact lens wearers told of hayfever relief

Contact lens wearers told of hayfever relief

Those wearing contact lenses looking to enjoy the remainder of the summer without hayfever have been told how they can reduce the symptoms.

Dr Sarah Brewer said that when sufferers are congested it makes their nose swollen and thus breathing becomes more difficult.

She added that hayfever, which brings with it itchy eyes, sneezing fits and a runny nose, is worse in the summer than the winter as breathing in cooler air through the nostrils can help to reduce swelling.

"Essential oils like eucalyptus oil, juniper berry oil and cajuput have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which help to mimic the effect of cool air. Inhaling them gives the impression of a soothing sensation and increased air flow," she told those wearing contact lenses.

Dr Mike Smith, speaking to FemaleFirst, added that hayfever is much more likely to occur if there is a history of allergies in a family, while sufferers are also more likely to develop asthma than those who are not affected by pollen.

by Martin Burns

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