As we finally emerge from our winter cocoons and move into spring and summer, many of us can experience symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy eyes.
Often the change in season and warmer weather brings on hayfever for many people.
However South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is sharing steps you can take quickly and easily to manage your symptoms without the need to see a GP.
Jason Peett, head of medicines management for the CCG, said: “Typically around this time of year people start to feel the effects of hayfever, which can range from sneezing, having a runny or blocked nose and itchy or streaming eyes.
“Those who suffer from hayfever regularly are advised to take their antihistamines before the start of the season or as soon as they start experiencing symptoms. Normally you would take one-a-day and these can be bought without a prescription over the counter.
“For those who don’t usually experience it but are this time round, the advice is to visit your local pharmacist, who can offer advice on medication that is available over the counter to relieve the symptoms.”
Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat.
Here are some tips to reduce the affect: