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



feeling tired

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.

Source https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/