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Allergies and Hayfever
Have a browse through a general introduction to allergies followed by more specific information on outdoor allergies, indoor allergies and other allergies.

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What are allergies?

When you suffer from an allergy, your body is reacting to something that is normally harmless. You can suffer from a number of different symptoms as your body tries to deal with the allergen (foreign substance); these include sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny, stuffy, or itchy nose.

Many people suffer allergies and this is a rising trend in the UK and more and more people are looking for allergy help and ways to prevent allergies from affecting their day to day life. Allergies can be caused by a number off things and are triggered by allergens that are found indoors as well as outdoors. Typical allergens include pet dander, pollen, dust mites and mould.

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Who suffers from allergies?

More than 15 million people in the UK suffer from some form of allergy during their lives. Hayfever is the most common type of allergy, affects approximately 12 million of us each year . Doctors call hayfever allergic rhinitis. Sensitivity often starts in childhood or young adulthood.

Early exposure to irritants like cigarette smoke is also believed to increase a child's chances of developing allergies.

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