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Pollen Count Reaches Highest In 10 Years Causing Hayfever Panic

As pollen counts head for the highest levels in more than 10 years, it's estimated that close to 20 million people in the UK might be hit with hay fever.

It's even been announced by the Met Office that such high grass pollen levels could potentially affect those who haven't previously experienced any hay fever symptoms.

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At the temperature rises, dryer weather means that pollen from plants, trees and grass will be shifted, taking us to pollen levels not seen since back in 2006.

The number of hay fever sufferers is also hitting record numbers.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

Up to 40% of children and 26% of adults are affected by hay fever, stats that have trebled in the last 2 decades, although experts aren't sure as to why that is.

The NHS has joined up with the Met Office to help those with hay fever.

Together they're setting up the UK's first network to monitor pollen.

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Credit: Pixabay

Speaking for the Met Office, Yolanda Clewlow announced: "We know how seriously hay fever can impact people's lives, particularly as a result of grass pollen. We aim to help empower sufferers in managing their symptoms more effectively.

"We urge them to check our pollen forecast or to download our simple to use mobile app to receive notifications."

There are lots of products on the market to help ease symptoms of hay fever.

If you're feeling particularly brave though, you could try a more natural remedy, as someone is convinced that sticking your hands in nettles is the ideal cure.

Maybe just stick to antihistamines for now!

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Healthy, Life News, Real, Life, Real News, Health

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