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Wheezing triggered by hayfever is increasingly common in sufferers

Hayfever sufferers have reported suffering worse symptomen this hayfever season after this years’ hot, dry spring. This includes wheezing and rashes, as well as niezen, waterige ogen, jeukende ogen, 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 asthma. Hooikoorts of allergische rhinitis can also trigger piepende ademhaling.

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

Asthma is an allergic condition en patiënten are more prone to also suffer from other allergieën inclusief hooikoorts, which is a problem during the high pollen season which runs from April-August. Allergies also tend to run in families.

Hooikoorts is an allergie voor pollen. This manifests in symptomen inclusief itchy or swollen nose, ogen, face, throat, niezen, waterige ogen, lethargy. The dry weather has increased the risk of some seasonal allergies inclusief hooikoorts of allergische rhinitis.

Hooikoorts Symptomen can also include piepende ademhaling, tightness of breath, en 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.