Ah isn’t the sunshine lovely?
Well not for everyone. People with Hayfever can see this time of year as the enemy.
As if it isn’t enough that the little one needs a Gluten Free diet, it appears she also has hayfever. And we live in the country. And right next to her school is an Oil See Rape field.
So as we entered the spring she started with a cold. She went from nothing to streaming in no time at all. It was worse at night and I was putting a wet flannel with karvol on it on her radiator every night.
She was happy enough in herself though, and no one else at school had a cold so I started to suspect hayfever. My mother has always suffered with it but I have been lucky enough not to.
So as usual I went out to Twitter for help. There was no way I was going to be giving her Piriton constantly. A couple of suggestions came back.
We tried it, and to be honest didn’t notice any difference at all.
The next was local honey. It took me a while to find it but I eventually got some in a local health food shop. It was quite expensive at nearly £8 for a normal jar of honey but I was willing to try it. The theory is that it is made from the pollen that is causing the problem so by eating the honey the system becomes immune to the effects.
Well this works BRILLIANTLY! She has a spoonful a day and luckily she loves it. Within 3 days her snotty nose had gone. Since she started on the honey you wouldn’t know she has hayfever because there’s not even a snuffle.
But do you know what’s really interesting? If you go far enough so that the honey is not local any more, the snuffles come right back almost immediately! We went to Brechin Castle Centre and she was instantly streaming.
So when we go to Anglesey I have arranged for my mother to get us some honey!