Hay fever and allergies

Suffering from allergic reactions can affect different people in lots of different ways, and it’s not always obvious that your symptoms are due to an allergy.

Did you know?

Hay fever is one of the most common allergic conditions, with an estimated 10 million people in England suffering from it. You’re more likely to suffer from hay fever if you have a family history of allergies, asthma or eczema.


The most common things people are allergic to are substances in the air such as pollen, animal dander (tiny flakes of skin or fur) and dust mites. Food, some types of medication and things which come into contact with the skin like perfume, soap, hair dye, and jewellery can also cause an allergic reaction.

Did you know?

One in four people in the UK suffers from an allergy at some point in their lives and this number is increasing each year.

If you're concerned about yourself, a relative or friend, call NHS 111 for medical advice, this free service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The advisors taking 111 calls are in the same room as those answering 999 calls, so if urgent attention is needed, they can arrange it immediately for you.

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