Spring has sprung, the daffodils are blooming and many of us are hoping for a beautiful summer. But for numerous people, the season of sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes is just around the corner.
A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy and the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around two million between 2008 and 2009 alone. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have more than one allergy.(1)
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is the most common form of non-infectious rhinitis, affecting between 10% and 30% of all adults and as many as 40% of children.(2)