Millions could suffer with eye infections this autumn due to 'intense' pollen season


“Allergens such as dust mites, animal dander (tiny flakes of skin or hair), foods (such as nuts, fruit, shellfish, eggs, cow’s milk), insect bites and stings, latex, mould, and household chemicals can strike year-round.

“In particular, as temperatures drop and we start to spend more time indoors, specific allergens will start to wreak havoc for those who are susceptible.

“Dust mites, mould and pets can trigger allergies for many and symptoms can be very similar to hay fever, with sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy nose, or eyes and red or watery eyes, are all common.

“Damp weather also increases the number of airborne mould spores, while fungal spores can be found both inside and outside the home.”

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