Hay fever: Tips to help reduce symptoms as experts warn season could last longer


When it comes to the biggest culprit of increasing allergies, birch trees could be the cause.

Birch tree will be filling the air with pollen early thanks to the mild weather.

The mild winter could also trigger grass and oak pollen to spring into irritant action sooner than usual according to Government experts.

Yolanda Clewlow, the Met Office’s relationship manager for health and air quality services, said: “The birch pollen season is expected to start earlier than normal this year, with central and southern areas of the UK starting to feel its influence later this month.

“The relatively mild winter we saw also opens the possibility of an earlier-than-average oak pollen season – possibly mid-April – and also an earlier grass pollen season, although that will depend on the conditions for the rest of spring.”



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