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It's that time of year again.

You're outside, it's sunny, life is finally good again – and what's that? You need to rub your eyes? And you can't stop sneezing?

Oh dear, it's enough to make you wish it would rain, especially as some people have it so bad, they don't know whether its Covid or hayfever.

It's sparked a discussion on Twitter, with many claiming their symptoms have never been worse.

Comedian Rhys James tweeted: "Now 99.8% sure ‘the drugs don’t work’ was a song about hayfever."

Another said: "Need a big necklace which says ‘hayfever not Covid.’"

But fans of Primark are raving about an eye mask they claim helps keep their symptoms at bay – and it only costs £2.50.

This £2.50 mask from Primark is being raved about
(Image: TikTok / @elliegorley)

One woman went viral on TikTok after sharing the tip – which saw her freeze the mask, before resting it on her itchy eyes to find relief.

Ellie Gorley captioned her TikTok : “That time of year #hayfeverproblems #hayfevercheck #hayfeverhacks.”

The cooling mask acts as a compress, constricting blood vessels and subsiding inflammation, meaning your itchy eyes feel soothed.

For some, it can also help reduce the headache that comes along with hayfever.

Ellie said: "Everyone with hayfever needs one of these, you put it in the freezer, so good.”

Her video has been viewed more than 600,000 times and racked up more than 51,000 likes.

People flooded into the comments to praise Ellie for her useful find.

One admitted: "I need one so I don't look like I'm crying all the time."

Another joked: "I just want to remove my nose, just take it."

A third said: "I have it because of my terrible migraines and it really works."

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