Hayfever is an allergy to pollen and is very common.
Symptoms of hayfever are sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes.
There is currently no cure for hayfever but it can be well managed.
Antihistamines can help prevent the symptoms and can be bought over-the-counter in pharmacies and are very effective. Other products such as eye drops and nasal sprays can also be bought over-the-counter so if you are experiencing symptoms of hayfever, speak to your pharmacist who can advise you.
Other tips for reducing the symtoms of hayfever are:
Most people with hayfever do not need to see a doctor as a prescription is not needed for antihistamines. However it is advisable to see a doctor if symptoms are not settling with over-the-counter treatments.
For more information on fevers in children visit the NHS choices website by clicking the link below:
Content adapted from NHS Choices