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hayfever

allergic rhinitis; seasonal atopy triggered by pollens and dusts; may indicate hypersensitivity tendency
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The Daily Mirror compared the cost of hayfever products - looking for where we could buy both the cheapest branded pills and their generic equivalent.
Dr Paul Carson, of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, said: "Pollution level forecasts may be just as important as pollen counts for hayfever sufferers now.
Eating local honey for hayfever works on the theory that it desensitizes you to pollen allergy.
Brake and Direct Line's survey found that nearly a third of drivers are unaware some hayfever and allergy medications can impair the ability to drive.
But Iffat says: "Reducing stress levels, cutting down on alcohol, getting more sleep, exercising more and eating well can all help reduce the symptoms of hayfever.
These may need to be taken all year round in cases of house dust mite allergy and are best taken before the start of the pollen season in hayfever sufferers.
Extra supplies have been ordered at pharmacies as demand for remedies has risen sharply among the 10 million hayfever sufferers in Britain.
But having worked my way through enough antihistamine pills, prescribed by my GP to try to alleviate the symptoms of hayfever, I've reached the point that not even those seem to do the trick anymore.
In fact, for many people, hayfever can make life miserable.
Sales of anti-allergy products fell while winter remedies grew dramatically, partly because many people may have connected nasal symptoms with colds rather than hayfever.
Teenagers with severe hayfever and a history of symptoms in previous years are twice as likely to drop a grade.