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‘Pollen bomb’ set to hit over the bank holiday weekend, hayfever sufferers warned


Sufferers of hayfever have been warned of excessive ranges of pollen over the weekend as May begins to come to an finish.

May has lastly proven some sunny climate and with Bank Holiday in full swing, that has drawn extra individuals exterior.

Data from the Kleenex Pollen Forecast reveals ranges throughout the UK are persevering with to rise as we transfer into peak pollen season – probably main to a wave of runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing matches, studies Bristol Live.

Kleenex Pollen Forecast

The severity of pollen ranges is measured by Pollen Grains Per Cubic Metre (PPM).

A studying of 200-703 for tree pollen is taken into account excessive, and something above 704 very excessive.

Selected areas with at the moment excessive forecasts for tree pollen in the UK on Sunday embrace:

London: 277 PPM

Belfast: 285 PPM

Bristol: 267 PPM

Leeds: 272 PPM

Leicester: 289 PPM

Liverpool: 290 PPM

Manchester: 281 PPM

Nottingham: 288 PPM

The Kleenex Pollen Forecast supplies an in depth pollen depend for all 1.7 million postcodes throughout the UK three days prematurely, enabling these with hay fever to plan days out utilizing pollen information particular to their native city or metropolis, fairly than a broad nationwide forecast.

Its information is sourced from Ambee, which collates data from pollen traps throughout the nation, about native climate on the day and on various kinds of bushes, weeds and grass in a particular space.

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Pollen ideas

Amena Warner, Head of Clinical Services, Allergy UK, has shared recommendation for hay fever sufferers on how they will handle signs when assembly family and friends in the backyard, pub or park:

Consider your wardrobe selections

Accessories like hats and wraparound sun shades can cease pollen from reaching face, hair and importantly, eyes.

Try utilizing an allergen barrier balm

Some allergy sufferers discover that making use of an allergen barrier balm round the base of the nostrils and round sun shades creates a barrier to airborne allergens.

Schedule your each day outings rigorously

Always examine the Kleenex Pollen Forecast earlier than leaving the home. Monitoring pollen ranges each day will help you propose forward to handle your signs.

Shower whenever you return house

Pollen can keep in your pores and skin and hair after you’ve been exterior, so take a bathe as quickly as doable whenever you return house

Always carry a pack of tissues with you

Ori Ben Shai, Vice President and Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark UK, mentioned: “We understand how disagreeable hay fever will be and are delighted to proceed our partnership with Allergy UK to assist the UK’s 13 million hay fever sufferers this summer season.

“The Kleenex Pollen Forecast presents unrivalled perception into native pollen ranges and must be a giant assist for anybody fighting allergy symptoms.

“We suggest that anybody with hay fever signs examine pollen ranges of their postcode each day to guarantee they will put together appropriately and needn’t disguise inside whereas the solar is shining”.