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UK Hay Fever Season

The flowers that keep on giving…

As I type I literally couldn’t feel more lousy with hay fever. An afternoon repainting my summerhouse has wrought havoc on my senses and now I have read that the imminent rainfall will make it worse again for the following week.
Brilliant! Don’t worry, this isn’t a ‘feel sorry for myself’ post, I’ve suffered with it for well over thirty years but what I have noticed is that it is getting worse year on year and more interestingly, more people are getting it.

I know a number of people who have never suffered before and are complaining of the symptoms this year. I find that strange and wonder why it is? Hay fever sufferers get a triple whammy of pollens; flowers, grass and trees all take it in turns to unleash their goods and every year we spend millions of battling it to no avail.
Has anyone got any ideas for the reasons behind the increase or, better still a cure which I do not know about? Don’t say local honey, it doesn’t work-been there, tried and failed.

Here’s the coastal town of Cleethorpes on a wet and windy Tuesday in June this year, a momentary relief from the pollens before business as usual once it dried up. If you are one of the lucky few not to suffer then make the most of the summer, it might be your last before the sneezing gets you too!


  1. V says:

    What I have noticed this year is that my hay fever has come a lot earlier in the year. I usually get hay fever in mid July, my birth month but his year it started early June.

    I am no medic or pharmacologist; I can offer no explanations. July pollens tend to be Pine, Grass, Nettle and Dock .

    I am wondering if I am allergic to new pollens or if they are spreading earlier.

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

  2. Rod says:

    This is what I’ve been wondering about. I hear more about hay fever now than ever.
    Surely there’s an answer as the pollen count is measurable. Either it’s a lot higher or humans are becoming more susceptible?!

    June 26, 2014 @ 6:55 am

  3. miles says:

    Last year mine seemed to finish earlier than usual, I am hoping for a repeat!

    June 26, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

  4. miles says:

    One wonders. You never know these days, crop spraying, stronger seeds/ plants for better growth rates etc. not pleasant having a three month cold!

    June 26, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

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