In recent weeks, parts of the UK have seen temperatures of 28°C and plenty of sunshine. This means making the most of the weather and flocking to the great outdoors – the first glimpse of summer has arrived. However, for some, this also signals the start of one particular allergy – hay fever.
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One of the most common allergies in the UK, hay fever can be a real nuisance, particularly in the summer months. As sufferers will know, it can affect sleep, make it difficult to concentrate on everyday tasks and in severe cases, require time off work or school.
It’s characterised by:
A study has found these symptoms leave one in five hay fever sufferers taking time off work due to their allergy and almost four in ten struggling to do their job.
As a result, 19% of the 1,660 hay fever sufferers polled have ended up calling in sick. Furthermore, 44% find themselves unable to remain focused because their symptoms interrupt their day.
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