Suffering from a Spring Cold? Don't Underestimate Hay Fever's featured image

Are you suffering from the following systems?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy and watering eyes

If you are, you may have seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. Hay fever or rhinitis is the inflammation of the nasal passages most commonly associated with an allergy to pollen, dust mites or pet dander.  

What Causes Hay Fever

Pollen from trees, grass and weeds are likely the underlying cause of hay fever during this time of year. The presence of tree pollen often depends on the temperatures during the winter season, the trees location, and the hours of sunshine in the day. 

What can I do about Hay Fever

The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID, suggest the following tips to help reduce your exposure to airborne pollens:


  • Keep windows shut at night and in the early morning when pollen counts are at their highest.
  • Use an allergy air purifier to effectively capture pollen from the air.
  • Don't dry clothes outside during the pollen season, as they will collect pollen grains and bring them inside.
  • Shower and change your clothes when you come home from work to prevent pollen grains from spreading throughout your home.
  • Brush your pets thoroughly when they come indoors to remove pollen from their fur.


  • Always check the pollen forecast and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Stay indoors when the pollen count is high (between 50 and 150).
  • Use your vehicles air conditioning to cool down rather than opening the windows.
  • Avoid sitting near fresh mown grass or leaves.