Summer Fever

Summer Fever

Around April time, the daffodils start to appear, the day’s become warmer and we can stop wearing our winter coats…ha! Who am I kidding?! This is the UK!

IF we are lucky, we get a few days/weeks of lovely sunshine and everyone seems happier, more upbeat. It’s funny what a bit of sunshine can do to people…apart from making skinny men with bad tattoos and tatty joggers walk around with their tops off – vom!

Unfortunately there is a more sinister side of summer lurking in people’s houses, something that sends waves of sadness and frustration through families alike, something that makes summer slightly less enjoyable. What is it?

The snot dribbling, eye itching, asthma inducing…HAYFEVER!

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Honestly, as soon as those lovely yellow daffodils rear their pretty little heads, the sneezing begins for me. It always has, for as long as I can remember I have been a slave to the tissue box, eye drops and a variety of medical supplies. It’s really not pleasant and any who has it really does have my sympathy.

I have memories of:

  • Sitting in my Dad’s cool living room whilst he, my step mum and my little sister played out in the garden because it wasn’t worth the sneezing.
  • Going to the farm and coming home and itchy, eye watering mess.
  • Coming home from school and immediately grabbing the cool, gel eye mask from the fridge and proceeding to lay on the sofa for 20 minutes with it soothing my eyes.
  • Being pregnant and demanding the doctor give me something NOW because I couldn’t take nothing all summer or I would die (I’ve always been a little melodramatic.☺️)

It’s fair to say that Hayfever is the unnecessary evil of summer and causes misery for many.

Unfortunately, what has come to light is that my poor son also seems to have it. I had my suspicions last summer but he was a little small to know. Today though, when the temperatures have hit 24/25 degrees, the poor little mite has had a streaming nose and watery eyes. I’m debating taking him to the doctors but first I’m going to try Piriton every night before bed and see if it makes a difference. On top of the Mucas and eye bogey’s, he also seems to have Prickly Heat – great. I bet he thinks summer hates him. I just hope he doesn’t form a disliking to it.

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So…any advice on toddler’s with hayfever? Or the Prickly Heat? I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a comment below or find me on Facebook and Twitter.

I’m linking up with #BloggerClubUK and #KCACOLS

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17 Responses to Summer Fever

  1. Oh, I really feel for you both! Hayfever is so miserable – I find some years are worse than others, but this year does seem to be particularly bad. Interested to hear how you get on with the Piriton, as I’m wondering whether my son has it – he’s had a constant streaming nose for quite a while now, but not a full on cold. But then, he doesn’t appear to be as bothered by it as me – I’ve been spending a few evenings lately with the eye mask on! #KCACOLS

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  2. Oh hayfever is horrid! I am thankful that i only sneeze in the sun. My youngest however has a nose like a waterfall and sneezes out well i don’t have to tell you! Her eyes are red too bless her. Priton is her best friend at the moment. I have children at School who avoid playing on the field and PE is just awful for them! I hope the Priton helps. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

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  3. Oh man, hay fever is the absolute pits! My husband has it much much worse than me, and can barely leave the house this time of year. The pollen is outrageous here this year, and it seems that it’s affecting my little one as well. I’ve heard that taking 1 tablespoon of local honey every day can help as it exposes your body to the local pollen. Who knows though! Feel better soon ❤ #KCACOLS

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  4. Sarah Ella (Mumx3x) says:

    Oh goodness, Hayfever is awful. I’ve suffered with it since I was around 10 years old and yeah, not nice. Thankfully anti histamines really help. My son seemed to develop hayfever a couple of years ago and Piriton really helps him, certainly give it a try for your little one. xx #KCACOL

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  5. knock on wood, we’ve been OK so far this summer. Both my daughter and I get crushed by seasonal allergies usually #KCACOLS

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  6. Silly Mummy says:

    Aw bless him! I never had hayfever as a child, but have developed it as an adult and it is so annoying (especially, as you say, when pregnant or breastfeeding). No tips on what to do about toddler hayfever, I’m afraid. I also had some suspicions last year that my youngest may have it, but she was too young to be sure – so I’m also waiting to see what happens this year.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #PasstheSauce

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  7. My mummy has only just developed hayfever this year?!?! Itchy eyes and streaming nose…it’s crazy – she’s never had it before! Hope the family aren’t suffering too much x #KCACOLS

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  8. randommusings29 says:

    I’ve had hayfever all my life and I still love summer so there’s hope he will still enjoy the good weather and just learn to live with the symptoms. I take a daily anti-histamine and if it’s particularly bad, I use hayfever specific eye drops but I have no idea if that would be safe for a toddler. Smearing a little Vaseline on his top lip and around his nostrils might help a bit as the pollen sticks to it rather than going in the nose
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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  9. I never used to suffer until I moved to the UK (from Denmark) seven years ago. I feel for you and your little man, unfortunately I don’t have any advice as such. Wishing you all the best #Passthesauce

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

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  10. RachelSwirl says:

    It’s me in our household that suffers with it. I am suspecting my daughter may also have it too. She is on piriton each night and we just battle it. My main issue is that I don’t go out without makeup but the damn stuff just streams from my eyes the moment the flowers arrive. It’s a nightmare, I look more like Marilyn Manson than Marilyn Monroe .
    Hope your little one gets better somehow X

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