Pollen count is currently high!
There's currently no cure for hay fever and you can't prevent it, but you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.
Pollen levels are currently high across the country. If you have hay fever (or asthma), take extra care. Don't forget that your pharmacist will be able to provide expert advice on managing symptoms.
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Pollen is a fine powder from plants.
Symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing
a runny or blocked nose
itchy, red or watery eyes
itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
loss of smell
pain around your temples and forehead
If you have asthma, you might also:
have a tight feeling in your chest
be short of breath
wheeze and cough
Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.