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Hay fever and alcohol

Hay fever and alcohol

Hay fever and alcohol - what's the connection?

Alcohol can have an impact on several health issues. But even I was surprised when someone suggested an article about hay fever and drinking. As it happens I’m a long-time hay fever sufferer myself, and my first reaction was “what on earth does alcohol have to do with hay fever?” Well, quite a lot it turns out…

If you’re lucky enough never to have had hay fever, the main symptoms are sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes, caused by an allergic reaction to pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. The symptoms can occur from spring, throughout summer, into autumn, and can be mild or sometimes very severe. The NHS Live Well page gives five tips for reducing hay fever symptoms: reducing stress, doing more exercise, eating a healthy diet, sleeping well and - yes - drinking less alcohol.

Read about how alcohol impacts hay fever and its symptoms here: