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Hay fever  

Runny noses and itchy eyes are incredibly annoying and can make children feel pretty miserable, what causes hay fever and how can parents help their little ones cope? 

 

When symptoms peak 

Symptoms are normally worse in the early mornings and late afternoons between late March and September, when it is warm, humid and windy, and the pollen count is high. Symptoms will vary depending on weather; clear, dry days see higher pollen levels, while cool, wet days have lower levels as the rain washes pollen from the air.

 

How can parents help? 

There is no cure for hay fever but there are ways of managing symptoms, which apply not just for children but adults too. Keep an eye on the pollen count and plan indoor activities if possible when counts are very high you or your child who suffers from hay fever do go outside, try to change and wash clothes when you come back indoors. This will reduce the amount of pollen surrounding you and spreading around the house. For example, giving your child a shower or bath when they're home from school may help to remove pollen.

 

Other tips include staying away from cut grass and flowers, and avoiding catkins on hazel, Alder or Silver birch trees when they are pollinating if you are allergic to those species. Allergy testing can help define which pollens are triggering symptoms, and whether symptoms are mainly caused by allergy or not.  

                        

Some people find relief by soothing itchy, swollen eyes with cotton wool soaked in cold water, and using petroleum jelly or barrier balm around the nostrils to trap pollen. Antihistamines are available from the pharmacy without prescription in the form of drops, tablets or liquid. Nasal sprays are also helpful at alleviating symptoms.

 

For more details, please follow the link below

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

 

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Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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