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Wheezing triggered by hayfever is increasingly common in sufferers

Hayfever sufferers have reported suffering worse symptoms this hayfever season after this years’ hot, dry spring. This includes wheezing and rashes, as well as sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, nose, throat and mouth and lethargy.


Wheezing in children is particularly common, affecting around 20 per cent of children up to the age of five. About half of these children are likely to develop asthmaHayfever or allergic rhinitis can also trigger  wheezing.

Other allergy triggers include animal hair, some foods including dairy, exposure to smoke and viral infections.

Asthma is an allergic condition and sufferers are more prone to also suffer from other allergies including hayfever, which is a problem during the high pollen season which runs from April-August. Allergies also tend to run in families.

Hayfever is an allergy to pollen. This manifests in symptoms including itchy or swollen nose, eyes, face, throat, sneezing, watery eyes, lethargy. The dry weather has increased the risk of some seasonal allergies including hayfever or allergic rhinitis.

Hayfever Symptoms can also include wheezing, tightness of breath, and a rash including a nettle-like rash.

Things you could try to calm a hayfever induced rash include an antihistamine cream or a lavender based gel (soothing, cooling and calming). There are also many other other homemade and shop bought things to try – see our hay fever guide for more suggestions.