Hay Fever Warning As High Pollen Count Forecast For Large Areas Of UK
And I'm afraid you can expect these snotty-faced people to continue to look sorry for themselves across the week ahead, with a very high pollen count forecast across large areas of the UK.
Following on from Saturday's soaring temperatures, people with hay fever are likely to continue feeling uncomfortable and irritable, with very high pollen levels expected across the majority of England and Wales right through until next weekend.
It shouldn't be so bad for people in Scotland and Northern Ireland though, where the count is expect to be medium except for on Wednesday, when Northern Ireland and areas of central Scotland may reach a high pollen count.
Dr Andy Whittamore, Clinical Lead for Asthma UK and a practising GP, warned that the current weather conditions could pose a particular hazard to asthma sufferers.
It's not good news for hayfever sufferers today, as #pollen levels will be high or very high for many Meanwhile, #UV levels will generally be moderate to high pic.twitter.com/0g5qYOMKO1
- Met Office (@metoffice) July 1, 2019
According to The Sun, he said: "This swampy humid air could spell misery for people with asthma and even trigger a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
"Humidity can trap pollutants and allergens like pollen, mould, dust and smoke in the air, which then cause asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and a tight chest.
"If you have asthma and are already noticing more asthma symptoms such as coughing, a tight chest or breathlessness, make sure you keep your blue reliever inhaler with you at all times.
"Take hay fever medicines to help stop the allergic reaction, use your preventer inhaler as prescribed to reduce the inflammation in your airways."
Beyond carrying an inhaler and taking hay fever medicines, washing yourself, your clothes and your bedding regularly can help to alleviate symptoms.
Staying indoors is of course the most effective and depressing way of getting by with hay fever, however, if you want to fight back and head into the outdoors, it is worth wearing sunglasses (ideally wrap around ones, which admittedly aren't the coolest) and using a bit of petroleum jelly to protect your nostrils (again, not the best look).
If it's getting to sleep with hay fever that you find most troublesome, you can find some useful tips to help you nod off here.
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