I’m a doctor and here are four ways to control your hay fever WITHOUT taking medication, including a household cleaning tip
A doctor has revealed the three ways hay fever sufferers can combat hay fever without using medication.
Dr Sooj, who lives in the UK, took to TikTok to share his tips online in a video which has racked up almost 90,000 views.
The NHS doctor often makes health-related videos such as speaking about the symptoms of melanoma, foods to avoid in pregnancy and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Discussing the ‘pollen bomb’ that has hit the UK, he said: ‘Since we’re approaching the summer months here are five things you can do to improve your symptoms of hay fever and the last (tip) has really helped me.
‘One, put Vaseline around your nostrils and just under your eyes to try and trap some pollen.’
Dr Sooj, who lives in the UK, took to TikTok to share his tips online, racking up almost 90,000 views
The doctor, who also has a YouTube channel, then moved onto his second tip, which was to wear wrap around sunglasses as it stops pollen from getting into and irritating your eyes.
Dr Sooj continued by saying: ‘Three, keep your windows and door shut as much as possible.’
The fourth piece of advice was to vacuum your house regularly and dust it with a damp cloth.
The medic then moved on to his final point to combat hay fever without medication.
‘Finally, buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car.’
Users took to the comments to speak about his tips and even shared their own.
One person said: ‘Wouldn’t trapping the pollen activate symptoms and keeping it on you. Doesn’t seem like a good idea.’
But Dr Sooj responded: ‘It helps stop pollen going into your eyes and causing symptoms.’
The doctor started with his first tip, which was to put Vaseline around your nostrils and under your eyes
Another wrote: ‘Also cutting out dairy as it’s a mucus-inducing food, studies have shown,’ however the doctor did not confirm nor deny this.
In a second video, the medic spoke about what you shouldn’t do if you have hay fever, including cutting grass or even walking on grass.
He also said: ‘Avoid keeping fresh flowers in the house. Don’t smoke or be around smoke because this can make your symptoms worse.
‘Don’t dry your clothes outside because these can catch pollen.
‘And finally, if possible, don’t let pets inside the house, this is because they can bring pollen indoors.’
Earlier this week, another NHS doctor, Dr Karan Rajan, also made a video claiming that most people use their hay fever nasal sprays wrong.
Users took to the comments of the hay fever video to speak about his tips and even shared their own
Dr Karan Rajan has taken to TikTok to reveal the most effective hay fever medicines, as well as the best way to use nasal spray
He said: ‘If you use a nasal spray don’t point up towards your brain. Point sideways towards your ears.
‘This way it will be in parallel with your sinuses which is where the medication needs to go.
‘Don’t inhale because the medication will end up in your throat and it won’t work’.
‘But you need to do these as well’ he adds.