We’ve had a SneezeFest here at chez Mummyshire this week thanks to the increasing amount of wild flower pollen around *Aitchoo*
I’ve never suffered from hayfever badly before until I had the children and moved to Oxfordshire, and unfortunately this week it has been going into overdrive *aitchoo*
Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not complaining about the arrival of summer and these lovely warm days, or eating al fresco, but I’m not happy with the inbetween rainy days. The rain is causing the wild flowers and shrubs to grown like triffids, and it’s this pesky pollen which is making me sneeze.
The wild flowers and nettles on the Phoenix Trail walk to school are almost thigh high in places and as pollen dust rises in the morning, so does my propensity to sneeze. I may have to resort to wearing a balaclava and sunglasses as a pollen defence barrier!
The sneezing episodes start with a tingle in the bridge of my nose, followed by an itch in my throat, my eyes narrow and then *aitchoo*, between four and six full blown, body shaking sneezes in a row. Unfortunately throughout the day it also brings with it a blocked up nose, runny eyes and a sore throat. Really, it’s not pleasant and any mascara I manage to apply pre 8.30am ends up smeared around by eyes by 9.15!
The irony is that prior to my move out here, living in a pollution filled City my nose was fine. Yet here, surrounded by beautiful countryside there are times when I’d rather stay inside!
Unfortunately Little Mister is now showing similar hayfever signs. I could cope with a summer of snotty noses, but he has suffered asthma in the past and Hayfever can be a major trigger.
Hope you had a lovely week
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