Spring is here and although it’s a beautiful time of year, sadly for many it’s a season of extreme discomfort. The blossoming trees and green grasses of spring and summer bring with them pollen and for those who suffer with hay fever that can mean a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms.
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. The body’s immune system reacts by releasing huge amounts of histamine, causing inflammation. Common symptoms include itchy, swollen and watery eyes, an itchy, runny or blocked nose, sore throat, reduced air flow through the nose (from swelling of the nasal passages), blocked sinuses, sneezing and skin irritation.