A 'pollen bomb', that's what the media are calling it. The UK has the classic conditions for a spike in pollen levels this month: a very wet spell of weather followed suddenly by warm, sunny conditions causing plants to release large amounts of pollen.
Lockdown may increase the frequency and severity of allergic reactions
The pollen bomb is likely to cause hay fever misery for millions of people.
Medical experts have suggested that more people will suffer this year and that allergic reactions to pollen may be more severe.
Why? Because the more our bodies are exposed to a specific allergen, the more our immunity levels to it are boosted.
As many people have been less exposed to pollen over the course of the last year due to lockdown (less sitting out in parks and walking in the country, for example) we have not built up such high levels of immunity.
Doctors are warning that after a year of lockdown, hay fever sufferers may experience worse symptoms and more people who have never had hay fever before could start to notice signs.
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