Hay fever wipes are here to save your summer

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
Hay fever wipes are here to save your summer [Photo: Getty]
Hay fever wipes are here to save your summer [Photo: Getty]

Forget slathering on the vaseline or popping the antihistamine because hay fever wipes are here to save your itchy eyes and drippy nose.

As much as summer is our favourite season, there’s there's nothing quite like a nasty bout of hay fever to put a dampener on the al fresco Aperols.

From red, irritated eyes to a permanently snotty nose, hay fever symptoms can certainly put the spoilers on the summer fun and sufferers will try anything to give them the heave ho.

Thankfully it looks like the days of eating spoonfuls of local honey or stockpiling the tissues are officially over, because hay fever wipes are here to save our summer.

Skincare brand Nuage is selling Hay fever Relief Wipes which claim to remove and trap pollen, dust and pet hair before they can cause the pesky symptoms characterised by irritation.

Priced at just 99p in Savers, it’s little wonder the wipes have been receiving rave reviews since they were shared in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about hay fever

Fans claim they’re ideal for kids who aren’t keen on hay fever medication and can be carried around for on-the-go use.

Simply swipe them over your hands and face and you’re good-to-go on your way, hay fever-free.

Since sharing an image of the wipes, which are infused with peppermint and tea tree oil, the post has clocked up over 3K comments from sufferers desperate to give them a go.

“These worked for me when then tablets went doing anything took symptoms away in seconds,” one user wrote.

Those who’d like to give the wipes a go but don't mange to find the deal in their local Savers, can also pick up a packet online from My Shop, for the slightly higher price of £1.49.

It’s worth noting, though, as many users also pointed out that the wipes may not be the most environmentally friendly solution for your hay fever woes.

“What's with all the wasteful wipes!” one user wrote. “Terrible for our environment!”

Others suggested that you might be able to wipe away pollen in a similar way user a damp flannel.

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Interestingly, rubbing a wipe over your face might not the only way to cure your hay fever symptoms, having sex could also be an effective to blast it.

Researchers from Tabriz Medical University published a study in the journal Medical Hypotheses, which claimed getting jiggy could be an effective cure of hay fever.

Commenting on the findings neurologist Sina Zarrintan, said: "It can be done from time to time to alleviate the congestion and the patient can adjust the number of intercourses depending on the severity of the symptoms."

It's worth noting, however, that not everyone agrees with the outcome of the study, so make your own mind up about whether it is worth a go.

According to Allergy UK, hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic reaction in the UK that affects 10-30% of adults and 40% of children.

The NHS says hay fever is characterised by symptoms including itchy eyes and throat, sneezing or a blocked nose, watery, red eyes headaches, shortness of breath, tiredness and mucus in the back of the throat, according to the health body.

Though we often talk in general terms about hay fever, Allergy UK says there are actually three different types of the condition from three types of pollen.

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