Allergy

Don’t cut hayfever tablets, says asthma charity

If you live in England and have mild to moderate hayfever, you may now have to pay for allergy medicines including antihistamine tablets instead of getting them on prescription.

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Allergy

Travelling with an allergy

Designed to raise awareness of people living with allergies, Allergy Awareness Week runs from Monday April 23 to Sunday April 29, 2018. And this year, the campaign’s focus is on travelling with an allergy.

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Allergy

Hayfever season: how to be prepared

This year it seems like spring has taken a particularly long time coming. But if you have hayfever, the beginning of the season may also mark the start of symptoms such as sneezing, itching, a runny nose, blocked sinuses and itchy, watery eyes.

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Allergy

Hay fever: how to avoid your symptoms using pollen maps

With the hay fever season about to start, you may be starting to think about how you’ll cope with your symptoms if you have asthma and/or an allergy to tree or plant pollen.

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Allergy

How to avoid indoor allergies

The spring and summer months may be peak times for hay fever, but if you’re affected by an indoor allergy such as allergic rhinitis, asthma or eczema, autumn and winter can be troublesome too – especially where your health and wellbeing are concerned.

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Allergy

Food intolerance vs allergy

According to the NHS the number of people who believe they have a food intolerance has risen dramatically over recent years. And to muddy the waters even further, some claim to have a food allergy, when what they really mean is they have a food intolerance. So how can you tell the difference between the two?

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Allergy

Anaphylaxis: what should you do?

Extreme allergic reactions – called anaphylaxis – aren’t common. But according to the online medical resource Patient, it’s estimated there are between one and three cases in every 10,000 people each year in the UK.

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Allergy

Five myths about hay fever

The hay fever season is already well under way this year, with many people affected by symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes and a runny, itchy or blocked nose.

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Allergy

How to keep skin itch free this summer

Summer may be the ideal time to show off your skin – but not if it’s itchy, red and inflamed. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your skin itch free while the weather’s hot…

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Allergy

Drivers warned of hay fever risks

As the pollen count rises, drivers with hay fever are being urged to be more aware of how their condition may affect them. According to health charity Allergy UK, one in three people in the UK has hay fever, many of whom get behind the wheel with a runny nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing.

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