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UKbride Member Request 4 Apr 2018

Hello. I’m getting married in August this year and can’t wait. We have...

Hello. I’m getting married in August this year and can’t wait. We have paid extra to get married in the gardens of the venue. So fingers crossed the weather is a sunny one. The only problem is i suffer really bad with hay fever (swollen itchy watery eyes) does anyone have any ideas or remedies they use so I don’t ruin the day and my make up. I have tried taking hay fever pills before but no joy ??

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Megan Stringer
Megan Stringer 5 Apr 2018

My future SIL swears by turmeric capsules! She was on daily prescriptions for antihistimes for over 5 years. After taking the turmeric tablets (amazon) for a few months she no longer takes antihistamines and never has those annoying itchy eyes and runny nose. It might not work for all- but it’s worth a look into, if it could make a difference on you once in a lifetime day.

Good luck and hope this helps! :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Apparently eating locally sourced honey helps with hay fever. Good luck, enjoy your day!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Talk to your doctor. If it's really bad they can give you prescription anti-histamines that are much better than the over-the-counter stuff. I'd do it sooner rather than later, so that you've got time to get control of your symptoms before it really hits. Once it's taken hold, your immune system is so sensitised that even the super-strength medications don't work.

Suzanne Hunton
Suzanne Hunton 6 Apr 2018

That should sort it.

Was there a particular reason, as a chronic hayfever sufferer, you chose to get married in a garden in peak hayfever season, beyond some strange masochism?

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Gemma Philip
Gemma Philip 6 Apr 2018

Local bee pollen/local honey or prescription hay fever tablets. They’re so much better than what’s on the shelf xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Try Beconase (the prescription strength version) which you can get from a nurse or doctor, it’s a spray which goes up your nose, which feels odd at first but honestly, you’ll feel no symptoms at all! I’d recommend starting it at least 2 weeks before to ensure it builds up in your system. And if you start to feel symptoms during your wedding day you can just have another spray! X

Jannah Marie
Jannah Marie 6 Apr 2018

Put a tiny dab of Vaseline on the inside of your nose and the pollen will stick to it before it gets into your system

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Speak to your GP, there is a medication which is used for treating asthma in children that works for heyfeaver in adults too. A friend of mine used it when she was bridesmaid for another friend and it worked wonders xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Ive heard of an old wives tale that if you eat local honey from the area it helps to reduce hay fever. Dont know how true it is though as I dont like honey

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2018

Acupuncture worked for me last year.

Amanda Cosgrove
Amanda Cosgrove 7 Apr 2018

Hi have you tried medication off your doctor or try herbal remidies

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Speak with your GP, you may need a stronger strength of antihistamine than what you can buy over the counter!

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