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Fever Levels!

Weather plays havoc with Hayfever…

We’ve all noticed the autumnal weather over the past few weeks, but for some it has been more of a problem. The extremes in temperature and humidity has caused the pollen count to fluctuate dramatically leading to many new cases of Hayfever.

For those who already have it, it has meant uncertainty as to the levels they will be subjected to, and for many new sufferers it has meant symptoms they have not experienced before.

The rain has caused the pollen to spread further than it usually would along with the strong winds affecting air quality.

The most common symptoms of Hayfever include: sneezing, runny or blocked nose, watery itchy eyes, itchy mouth, nose and ears. Sufferers may also experience a loss of smell, sweating and headaches which affect daily routine and sleeping patterns.

Although there is no cure, there are many remedies that will ease the symptoms are help you get on with your life. These range from tablets to eye sprays, and are all available over the counter.

Hayfever can begin at any time during your life, so just because you have never had it before doesn’t mean you won’t be affected at some point. The time of year at which it strikes also varies depending on which pollen you are allergic to.

If you are unsure as to whether you have it or not, simply nip into your local pharmacy.

Lianne Carpenter