Don’t let allergies take the spring out of your step

Spring and summer are the time of year when allergies such as asthma, eczema and hay fever can get much worse, with symptoms including sneezing, coughing, skin rashes and shortness of breath.

But there’s no need to get bogged down by runny noses, itchy eyes, irritated skin and tickly throats.

Allergy sufferers can prepare for the spring and summer months by getting the medicines they need from their local pharmacist – who can also offer expert advice to help people manage their health during warmer months.

If symptoms persist, despite the use of over-the-counter medicines, you should get in touch with your GP who may then offer tests to identify the cause.

For more information about hay fever and allergies, visit http://www.nhs.uk/.