Warning to hayfever suffers about '˜Very High' pollen count this week

There is a '˜very high' pollen warning for the East of England and East Anglia today, Tuesday June 21, according to Met Office forecasts.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 9:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 10:47 am
Met Office warning over very high pollen counts today, Tuesday

The level is likely to remain at ‘high’ and ‘very high’ for much of this week.

Temperatures are due to raise to 21c today, Wednesday and Thursday, but with the sunshine comes problems for hay fever sufferers.

One in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever, with different pollens setting off symptoms in individual sufferers.

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Drinking alcohol can make your symptoms worse as it contains histamine, the chemical that sets off allergy symptoms in the body.

One in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever and 95 per cent of those sufferers are allergic to grass pollen rather than tree or weed pollen.

The pollen count season is normally March to August. However, it can start as early as January and end as late as November.

The pollen season separates into three main sections:

- Tree pollen – late March to mid-May.

- Grass pollen – mid-May to July.

- Weed pollen – end of June to September