The Express say that :
The UK has one of the highest hay fever rates and more of us than ever are suffering. "Der har været en firedobling i allergi siden halvtredserne uden egentlige ændringer i pollen eksponering,"Siger dr Samantha Walker, of Asthma UK.
Selvom det ikke er klart, hvorfor, theories include dietary changes, en stigning i luftforurenende stoffer og over-steriliserede miljøer, som ikke giver vores immunsystem en chance for at lære, hvilke faktorer er skadelige eller uskadelige.
Traditionally young people have been more likely to have hay fever: 38 per cent of UK teenagers are sufferers compared with a quarter of the general population. There are signs this is changing. We may be getting hay fever for the first time in middle-age or perhaps later, according to the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit at the University of Worcester.
In their review of the best ways to combat the condition they say:
A growing number of nasal balms are now available which are applied to the base of the nostrils to help trap pollen before it can enter the respiratory system. Most claim to be particularly good for children.
Among them and made from beeswax is HayMax Pure Pollen Barrier Balm