As we have officially entered Spring, hay fever season has also come back to torment some of us.
Hay fever is an allergy to pollen, normally from grass, flowers or trees which usually runs from Spring through to Autumn, affecting nearly 18 million people in the UK.
There is currently no cure for hay fever, but there are many ways to reduce your exposure to the allergens.
Hay fever is also called allergic rhinitis which caused cold like signs and symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing.
During hay fever season, the pollen count will be at its highest early in the morning and late in the evening – this is due to pollen rising during the day with the hotter air, before falling as it cools down again in the evening