Pollen and hay fever – win the battle this spring

Find relief from spring’s pollen blooms and the characteristic symptoms of hay fever.
pollen and hay fever

If you’re one of the unlucky 6 million spring can be a real misery as pollen and hay fever symptoms return. With birch, hazel, willow, alder and elm trees all wafting out their pollen at the same time, its effects can be overwhelming. However there is something you can do to help you cope with it all that traps the pollen before it gets in the body and starts to cause a reaction…

Many will recognise their characteristic symptoms – sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery or streaming eyes, nasal congestion and a general stuffed up feeling in the nose and throat. Some will also experience itching around the face and mouth, including an itchy mouth, itchy palette, and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the throat.

Other symptoms can include headaches, wheezing and an overall achy feeling, or build up of pressure in the entire face area. The sinus area is often the most painful. Constant nose rubbing and blowing can also leave sufferers with skin irritation and sensitivity.

Pollen and hay fever

These debilitating symptoms are caused by an overreaction by the immune system to a harmless substance, such as tree pollen. Everyone can tolerate a certain amount of pollen in their bodies, but once this level is reached (called the ‘trigger’ level), an allergic reaction occurs.

HayMax organic allergen barrier balm works by trapping pollen before it gets in the body. It is designed to trap all types of tree pollen. Just a small amount applied around the rim of the nostrils and the bones of the eyes (but not in the eye) can help. It’s backed up by science; HayMax has been proven to trap over 1/3 of pollen grains before they enter the body [1]. This can help keep the sufferer below their trigger level for longer. 80% of people say HayMax works [2]. 94% of people find HayMax quick to be effective; 44% said that it worked immediately and a further 35% said that it worked within an hour or two [2].

HayMax has been famously talked about by doctors in the media and it’s been used successfully by two Olympic athletes. Glamorous Hollyoaks actress, Nadine Mulkerrin has also been posting about it on Instagram. It’s also 100% cruelty free and has never been tested on animals. It carries the Vegetarian Society Approved vegetarian trademark and is certified organic by the Soil Association. It has also attained The Allergy Friendly Product Award from leading national patient charity Allergy UK, awarded to products that are potentially of benefit to people affected by allergy, asthma, or sensitivity and are unlikely to cause a reaction.

As HayMax is drug-free it is suitable for children as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women. There are no drowsy side-effects – so, unlike many anti-histamines that people take, it can be used whilst driving and operating machinery, and will not adversely affect performance at work, school, during exams or while taking part in sports or fitness activities.

HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms have an rrp of £8.49 per pot and are available from independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores, Holland & Barrett, Booths, Ocado, selected Superdrug and Boots, on 01525 406600 and from haymax.biz.

If you found Pollen and hay fever – win the battle this spring helpful, you’ll find more tips for dealing with hay fever symptoms on our Health channel.


[1] Chief Investigator: Professor Roy Kennedy, Principal Investigator: Louise Robertson, Researcher: Dr Mary Lewis, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, 1st February 2012.

[2] ‘The Impact of Hay Fever – a survey by Allergy UK’, Allergy UK, supported and funded by HayMax™, April 2016.

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