Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, usually when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose and eyes. Hay fever can come from three types of pollen: tree pollen (February to June), grass pollen (May to July) and weed pollen (June to September). With grass pollen being the most common cause of hayfever. In a recent study from Allergy UK and Kleenex it was reported that 49% of the UK population is affected by hay fever and 37% of sufferers had developed symptoms in the last five years, (Allergyuk.org, 2021).
Hayfever symptoms can come in a variety of different forms:
|Do put vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
||Don’t cut grass or walk on grass
|Do wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting to your eyes
||Don’t spend too much time outside
|Do stay indoors whenever possible
||Don’t keep fresh flowers indoors
|Do keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
||Don’t dry your clothes outside as they can catch pollen
|Do vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
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