With summer comes beautiful weather, and more time spent outside. But this can be a nightmare for hay fever sufferers who are allergic to pollen.
We quiz local artificial grass in Essex experts how sufferers are coping better with artificial grass!
What is hay fever?
According to a recent report by the NHS, around 1 in 5 people will suffer from hay fever at some point in their lives. Hay fever is one of the most common allergies in the UK, with more than 10 million people suffering from hay fever symptoms in England alone.
Hay fever is caused by pollen being released from grass, trees and weeds, which is released at slightly different times of the year. Whilst they can be dismissed by non-sufferers, hay fever symptoms can range from milk to severe, and can really affect people’s lives.
The symptoms of hay fever can include sneezing, blocked or runny nose, watery, red and itchy eyes, sort throat, mouth, nose and ears, frequent coughing and sinus inflammation.
How can be hay fever be treated?
There’s not a cure for hay fever, but there are a few ways to relieve the symptoms. Antihistamines are the most obvious way to combat the symptoms of hayfever, but wearing sunglasses whilst outdoors, taking frequent showers, and keep windows and doors closed as much as possible when the pollen count is high can also help. It’s also recommended to just stay indoors when the pollen count is very high – often during hot sunny days – which isn’t great really is it?
How can artificial grass help with hay fever?
It can be disheartening on hot summer days to have to stay indoors or risk a severe reaction. Sitting out in the garden is one of life’s little pleasures in the UK when it gets sunny.
With artificial grass, you needn’t worry about going outside!
For hay fever sufferers who are affected mostly by grass pollen, replacing your natural lawn with an artificial lawn can be extremely helpful. By having an artificial grass lawn installed in your garden, you can reduce the amount of grass pollen you’re exposed to. As artificial grass has no real grass, it doesn’t produce any pollen, meaning you can spend time outside in the garden without having to worry about sneezing and coughing!