For most, summer is a time of camping outdoors, picnics in the park, BBQs, walks in the countryside and generally a fun time which makes the most of being outside. However, for an estimated 10 million people in the UK, summer also signifies the start of soggy tissues and itchy eyes. Ah yes. Summer is also hayfever season. Look around any pharmacy and you’ll see a prominent selection of hayfever tablets, sprays and eye-drops packed with antihistamines which promise to alleviate tiresome symptoms. Yet for those who don’t want to rely on medication to combat their allergy, what are their options? We’ve pulled together natural ways to deal with hayfever and also soothing solutions for if you do succumb to the dreaded itchy eyes. 

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