Hayfever time of year

HayFrances Guiney, Director of Nursing with the Asthma Society is taking your questions on Hay Fever. At this time of the year there are many people suffering from allergies.

Every year, approximately one in ten people in Ireland experiences the discomfort of allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hayfever. Some people only have symptoms during the summer, and this condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis. Other people have symptoms all year round - this is called perennial allergic rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis is common among people with asthma, with 60-80% of people with asthma also experiencing allergic rhinitis. Both asthma and allergic rhinitis are caused by an allergic reaction and if you have asthma, allergic rhinitis can make your symptoms worse

Tel: 01 8178886 or nurse@asthmasociety.ie