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Hayfever Sufferers Beware As Pollen Count At Its Highest In 12 Years

Hayfever Sufferers Beware As Pollen Count At Its Highest In 12 Years

Hayfever suffers will know all too well about the wateryeyes, runny nose and scratchy throat that comes from pollen and this year it is at an all time high.

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Unfortunately for sufferers it is only set to get worse as Britain is set to experience the highest pollen count in more than 12 years.

This year levels are so severe that people who have never been affected by the allergy in previous years finding themselves suffering this summer.

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According to the Met Office grass pollen levels will soar causing many more people to suffer.

However it is not just grass pollen that is expected to rise as The Mirror reports that pollen from grass, plants and trees will beat the extreme levels reached in 2006.

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A spokesperson for the Met Office told the publication: "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."

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London, the East, South East, South West and East Midlands are the areas expected to be most affected.

Anyone tempted to take antihistamines is urged to double check the side effects listed as some could cause drowsiness and need to be avoided when driving.

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Things might seem bad at the moment, however the worst day of the year for hayfever suffers - also known as Hay Day - will be on 22nd June, which is of course a mere three days away.

What a time to be alive.

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Topics: News, Life News, Real

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

 

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