Top Tips For Surviving Pollen Allergies

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Winter is over and the sun is finally shining; the trees and flowers are in full bloom.  Sounds idyllic, but for hay fever and seasonal pollen allergy sufferers, this just marks the beginning of their misery and discomfort.  The last couple of years have been particularly arduous for hay fever sufferers. This year we've had a long and drawn out winter, and spring certainly hasn't sprung early. … [Read more...]

Fighting Pollen Allergies

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It’s a wonderful morning and you can't wait to have your early morning  jog,  suddenly you feel that familiar itchy feeling in your nose.  Before you know it, you are off running and sneezing at the same time.  Sounds familiar?  The cause of this annoyance can be attributed to tiny natural irritants in the air. Pollen allergies (also known as Allergic Rhinitis and Hay Fever) are seasonal … [Read more...]

Allergy Profile – Clare from Nuneaton

Name : Clare Allergies : pollen, dust mites, cats and other animals Intolerances : milk How long have you had your allergies? hay fever for 8 years Where do you live? Nuneaton, Warwickshire How & when did you first discover that you had allergies? I suddenly developed hay fever the summer I was 22. I had never suffered from it before, but my dad had always suffered quite … [Read more...]

Helpful Facts and Tips for Parents with Children Suffering from Ragweed Allergy

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This article sheds some light on helping your children cope with their Ragweed Allergy. Author: Ragweed Allergy Transition between seasons can shake your kids’ health a bit and make them more prone to seasonal allergies. These allergic reactions vary from ragweed allergy, mites, dust, mold, and some foods. It is often very hard to keep track of allergies symptoms with children who may catch it … [Read more...]

The Day my head swelled like a pumpkin!

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Let me set the scene... I was 21 years old and about to leave home for the first time.  My parents were on holiday in Florida and I was due to start my new job in Edinburgh the next day.  I packed up my little Ford Fiesta car with all my worldly belongings and set off on the 160 mile journey.  It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and everything was great. Edinburgh Here I come! I put my … [Read more...]

National Allergy Week: 11th – 17th April 2011

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The Missing Link Hay fever sufferers are being unnecessarily put at risk of developing asthma warn Allergy UK in their latest report 'The Missing Link' released to coincide with National Allergy Week. The report highlights the fact that the United Kingdom is among the world leaders for research into allergy yet new treatments that are available are not being made available to allergy … [Read more...]

Hay Fever Season upon us – NHS Direct has developed online symptom checker

31 Mar 2011 With the hay fever season just starting, NHS Direct has developed a new online tool to help people tackle the symptoms that can make the spring and summer months miserable for sufferers. The hay fever and minor allergies health and symptom checker is available at It works by asking the user a series of questions about themselves and the symptoms … [Read more...]