Living with hay fever

The facts about hay fever

Hay fever is an allergy to pollen that affects around a quarter of people in the UK. Find out what causes it and how you can prevent it.

Five tips to reduce hay fever symptoms

Your lifestyle can affect how severe your hay fever symptoms are. Here are five easy ways to ease the sneeze.

Hay fever and children

How to spot the symptoms of hay fever in children and reduce their exposure to pollen.

Weather and hay fever

The sun, rain and seasons all affect how much pollen is in the air and how bad your hay fever symptoms are.

Taking hay fever medicines

Information about antihistamines and how to take your hay fever medicines.

Treating hay fever

Find out how to treat hay fever using tablets, eye drops, nasal sprays and injections.

Preventing hay fever

How to prevent hay fever and reduce your symptoms, including closing windows and when to stay indoors.

Allergies at home

Find out how to control your allergy symptoms by reducing the allergens in your home, including house dust mites, pet fur and pollen.

'I can't run away from my hay fever'

He sprinted his way into the record books, but athlete Marlon Devonish can't escape his hay fever.

Hay fever advice

Hay fever is an allergy to pollen that affects around one in four people. An expert explains how it's diagnosed, the symptoms and treatment.

Media last reviewed: 19/03/2013

Next review due: 19/03/2015

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