Hay fever is the most common name for pollen allergy and is mostly caused by
grass, tree and flower pollens.
More than 10 million people in Britain suffer with hay fever that is 1 in every 5 people.
Common Hay fever symptoms are sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes and itchy
throat, mouth, nose and ears.
How can I keep my asthma well controlled throughout the hay fever season ?
Always carry your RELIEVER inhaler and spacer (if advised) with you. Reliever inhalers quickly relax the tightness in the airways and improve symptoms.
Take your PREVENTER inhaler regularly as prescribed. This reduces swelling in your airways, helping to control asthma symptoms. It will reduce the risk of hay fever
triggering your asthma symptoms.
There are lots of different ways to treat hay fever. Advice is available from Pharmacists, your Gp or your Asthma nurse.
Other things that may help
- Put Vaseline just inside your nostrils to trap pollen.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses to protect eyes.
- Shower and change after you have been outside to wash pollen off.
- Stay indoors whenever pollen count is high.
- Keep windows and doors shut as much as possible.
- Vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth.