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Denmark Street Surgery
 Denmark Street Surgery

Denmark Street Surgery

Darlington
Co Durham
DL3 0PD
Tel: 01325 460731
Fax: 01325 362183
Email:denmark.street@nhs.net
The Surgery will be Closed for staff training from 12:00pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019

Summertime

Hay fever

As Spring arrives, so does hay fever for many patients. The symptoms of hay fever can include runny nose, itchy throat, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, wheeziness and cough. These symptoms can be

miserable for some so it is worth taking note of when in the year your symptoms tend to start. Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • sneezing and coughing
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes
  • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • loss of smell
  • pain around your temples and forehead
  • headache
  • earache
  • feeling tired

 

There's currently no cure for hay fever and you can't prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.

 

Do

  • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
  • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
  • shower and change your clothes after you've been outside to wash pollen off
  • stay indoors whenever possible
  • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
  • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
  • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum    cleaner with a special HEPA filter

 

Don't

  • do not cut grass or walk on grass
  • do not spend too much time outside
  • do not keep fresh flowers in the house
  • do not smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
  • do not dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
  • do not let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors

 


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