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Hay Fever Sufferers Are Saying Vaseline Is The Answer To Their Woes

Hay Fever Sufferers Are Saying Vaseline Is The Answer To Their Woes

If you're one of the 13 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you've no doubt searched high and low for a solution to the pesky pollen allergy.

Well, the answer to the irritating ailment may be less expensive and more accessible than you thought: it could all be down to that tub of Vaseline in your bathroom cabinet.

Hay Fever Warning As High Pollen Count Forecast For Large Areas Of UK. Credit: PA
Hay Fever Warning As High Pollen Count Forecast For Large Areas Of UK. Credit: PA

Hay fever suffers are insisting a dab of Vaseline can make all the difference when it comes to feeling allergic.

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They say that they apply a layer of Vaseline around the inside of their nostrils, making sure to layer the petroleum jelly as high as possible. You can also apply a layer around your eyes to stop them from feeling itchy, dry and runny.

Vaseline could be the answer to your hay fever solving prayers. Credit: Vaseline
Vaseline could be the answer to your hay fever solving prayers. Credit: Vaseline

The solution might sound a bit strange, but it works perfectly by acting as a barrier to trap pollen before you breathe it in.

Combined with antihistamines, eye drops and nose sprays, you'll be armed with all the tools you need to stop hay fever driving you crazy this summer.

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Hay fever has affected sufferers particularly badly this year, with a very high pollen count causing heightened symptoms such as itchy eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing.

The tips are all over Twitter, with helpful sufferers providing their advice on the platform.


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One wrote: "Been suffering badly with hayfever the last couple of days, then my daughter said to put Vaseline up my nose! Haven't sneezed all day and only cost me 80p, made up thought she was taking the p*ss".

While another posted: "To all hayfever suffers out there, get some Vaseline put it on your nose/nostrils and put some on your eyelashes and around your eyes. It stops the pollen getting in, it's honestly been life changing for me".

Who knew the solution to our hay fever woes was so simple?

Featured Image Credit: Vaseline/Facebook.com

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Deborah Cicurel

Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist at Tyla. She writes entertainment, travel and lifestyle content for a variety of print and digital titles.