hayfever

As we begin the hayfever season, we look at the best ways to keep allergies at bay throughout spring and summer. From closing your window to rinsing your hair everyday, there are a number of ways you can fight back against pollen.
The summer holidays are finally here, and our children are spending more and more time outside in the sunshine. It can be hard to know whether your little one's summer sniffles are down to a hayfever or a common cold.
At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.
As a cyclist, I still want to be riding and spending lots of time outside - I want to try and carry on my normal routine and enjoy being pregnant without hayfever holding me back. But of course, like all mums to be I want to do the very best for my baby, so I was confused about how I can manage my symptoms.
Summer is here and the dreaded headlines have started already. Just a few weeks ago the newspaper headlines screamed: 'SUPER ALLERGIES to hit Britain this summer hitting a record one in four sufferers'. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe making it the most common chronic disease.
If you do drink, you may want to think about what type of alcohol you have. Spirits like vodka, whiskey, gin and rum have less histamine than beers, ciders and wines. Red wine seems to be particularly high in histamine, so may be best avoided at the times when you suffer from hay fever symptoms.
Holland and Barrett, £14.99 The Pitch: A lightweight dry salt inhaler which also helps treat and relieve symptoms of asthma
Parts of Britain are set to be tinted a rusty red this weekend amid forecasts of ‘blood rain’. As apocalyptic as it sounds