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Hayfever: The causes, the myths, and how to fight it (infographic)

Tuesday 5th August 

Hayfever is on the rise. Almost 18 million people in the UK alone already suffer from the seasonal allergy, and experts say that more and more of us are experiencing the symptoms every year. These symptoms can be mild and kept in check with over the counter treatments, or they can be more severe, and have a much bigger impact on our day-to-day lives. Yet even though hayfever is so common, there are a surprising number of myths and misconceptions surrounding it.

Here at Benenden Health, we decided to bust some of those myths, and give you the information you’ll need to fight back against the symptoms.

Below, we’ll find out exactly what causes hayfever, what the symptoms are, and which treatments are available to sufferers. We’ll also explore some hayfever remedies from the past that we definitely won’t be recommending!

So take a look below, as we separate the facts from the fiction to give you a better understanding of hayfever and its symptoms. You never know, you may learn something new about your allergies and how to effectively manage them.

If you have any concerns about hayfever, its symptoms or treatments, please visit your doctor for professional advice. If you’re already a Benenden Health member and have any concerns, you could call our 24/7 GP advice line on 0800 414 8247.

 

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