Hay Fever Sufferers Claim Vaseline Is A Miracle 'Cure'
It doesn't take long - or a genius skill set - to pinpoint the hay fever sufferers when it comes to the summer months.
They will be the ones with unlimited tissues on hand, sporting itchy red eyes and can be found sneezing their lives away. Usually indoors.
And as this week's heatwave hit the UK, it's more important now than ever before (well, since the last bout of hot weather at least) to know how best to beat the allergies. So, what's the answer - Vaseline, my friends.
According to The Sun, those that use petroleum jelly said they felt a difference after applying a layer around the insides of their nostrils as high as possible. Pick yer nose with Vaseline basically...
Dabbing the product around your nose effectively works as a barrier to trap pollen before you breathe it in. Science, eh?
As well as whacking it up your hooter you can also apply it underneath the eyes to prevent them from getting runny and irritable.
Confirming that using Vaseline is in fact a good way to calm down hay fever, one person wrote: "It does work I'v had hay fever for 15 years now just make sure you reapply every maybe 2 hours or if u think you've rubbed it off".
Another advised: "Clean your eyes with cotton wool and baby shampoo first then hayfever eye drops then put vaseline around eyes this has been my worst year for hayfever at it really does work."
Struggling with hay fever and you don't have medication to help with that? put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen. It has worked for me during difficult times
- Barbs (@barbschikwa) October 21, 2018
What I'm about to say has been done and proven to work people with really bad hay fever, simply line both nostrils with Vaseline using an earbud, one end to apply and the other end to evenly coat inner nostrils
- Krystian By-the-grave (@MadKryz123) June 14, 2018
Why not grab some of the 'awesome' 99p hay fever combating gel eye masks from Savers while you're at it?
A selfless hay fever sufferer posted a picture of the gel eye masks to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains group on Facebook and said: "Tip for hay fever sufferers, these gel eye masks are awesome for putting on your eyes for relief, 99p in savers."
According to the product manufacturer, they 'relieve stress' and 'reduce puffiness'. That's pretty much all you can ask for from a gel eye mask, right?
Anything's worth a try? Right?
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