‘I sense summer’ 7 things everyone with allergies know to be true

Oh ladies, the trials and tribulations associated with allergy and allergy management are not for the fainthearted.

If you're one of those people who has mumbled 'don't mind me, just allergies' from a young age, you'll know that day-to-day life can be pretty tough.

From the onset of allergy season to your undisguised suspicion of household pets, suffering from allergies pretty much blows.

And it's highly likely all of the following things apply to you, but it's OK because we're here for you.

1. You sense household pets a mile off

For as long as you can remember, your parents have insisted that four-legged creatures, while beautiful, have the potential to kill you.

And understandably, you've regarded every household pet with an air of suspicion ever since.

You need only take one step down a friend's driveway to know that there's a furry creature lurking inside just waiting to send you into a sneezing fit.

2. You'd rather forget your phone than your pack of tissues

There are some points throughout the year when the only thing you care about is your proximity to tissues.

You have strategically placed boxes and packets around your home, car and workspace, and woe betide anyone who thinks they can use them for anything except an explosive sneezing fit.

Oh, and you know you're in a particularly bad way when you'd rather soldier through the day without your phone rather than your tissues.

3. You wish the Bono 'I wear sunglasses inside' look worked for everyone

At the height of an allergy attack, you can look like you've done three rounds with an Olympic boxer, right?

And the only way to avoid concerned looks and well-intentioned remarks is to wear the biggest pair of shades you have.

Except people who wear shades inside are… well… we all know what they are.

4. You feel the oh-so-familiar 'itch' coming for days

Whether it's a build up of dust in your home or the onset of summer, your body has a way of telling you that you're in for a world of discomfort in the coming days.

And it generally comes in the form of a niggling itch which manifests itself into a full-body spasm when you come into close contact with a trigger.

Why must it feel like every potential pollutant has a personal vendetta against you?

5. You hate the term 'bless you' because at this stage, you know you're not

They mean well and they assume you'll appreciate it, but there comes a point in your day when the term 'bless you' loses all meaning.

After your 80th eye-watering sneeze of the morning, the last thing you feel is blessed.

And no amount of well-meaning acknowledgements will convince you otherwise.

6. You fantasise about a pristine home devoid of dust and other allergens

While other people fantasise about holidays and time off, your daydreams generally involve dust-free floors and pristine rooms.

This allergy-free zone may sound like a stretch, but with the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link, it can actually become a  reality.

They might have begun by engineering vacuums that capture the pollutants found on floors and surfaces, but now they've turned our attention to those in the air. As pollution increases, technology has sought to counter it, and that's where this incredible fan comes in.

7. You can't enjoy freshly cut grass like the other humans

Ask most people what they adore about summer, and the smell of freshly cut grass will rate pretty high.

And that's because these people aren't attacked by it.

You long for the day when the smell of freshly-cut grass doesn't leave you bent double and wheezing while frantically searching for your emergency pack of tissues.


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