Survey Out Today Shows Hay Fever Having Serious Effect on Life
A new survey, published today, from leading national medical charity Allergy UK, reveals the extent of suffering from hayfever, and the huge effect on sufferers’ daily routines.
The study, which also surveyed the effectiveness of an allergen barrier balm, found that 89% of hay fever sufferers’ daily routines were affected by their symptoms, whilst 87% said that their symptoms caused sleepless nights. And almost eight out of ten respondents said that the balm helped some or all of their symptoms.
Before the product trial, respondents reported they were mostly suffering with runny nose symptoms, sneezing and itchy/watery/red swollen eyes due to their hay fever. A majority of participants completed the trial of HayMax™ allergen barrier balm using the product up to three times a day by applying it in and around their nostrils to trap pollen before it enters the nasal tract. Three quarters of respondents found it to be effective in reducing their sneezing, with over 60% finding some relief for their runny nose. They also reported the balm helped with their itching and stuffy nose. Overall nearly eight out of ten of those who undertook the trial stated that the product helped some or all of their symptoms. Read the full study HERE.
Lindsey McManus, Deputy CEO, Allergy UK, says that hayfever “can be extremely debilitating for many sufferers and have a huge impact on their daily lives for long periods of the year.” Nearly 18 million people in the UK suffer with hay fever according to the charity.
July is particularly bad because hay fever is most commonly caused by an allergy to grass pollen which peaks this month.
Hay fever symptoms include:
Blocked or runny nose
Red or itchy eyes
Dry or itchy throat and mouth
About Allergy UK
Allergy UK is the leading national medical charity providing advice, information and support to people with allergies and intolerances.
Allergy UK acts as the ‘voice’ of allergy sufferers, representing the viewsand needs of those affected by this multi organ disease.
Allergy UK makes a difference through a dedicated helpline and network for sufferers.
The charity provides invaluable information and guidance to empower sufferers so that they can manage their symptoms and receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
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