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To presume my DS sudden allergies are hay fever?

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Screwinthetuna Tue 14-Mar-17 18:35:24

Sorry for the boring subject matter, I just need a quick answer so posting for traffic.

DS started with awful allergy symptoms last Wednesday (itchy, red eyes, runny nose, sneezing).

Has anyone else started with their hay fever symptoms this early in the year or is it likely something else? Thanks!

STARE2016 Tue 14-Mar-17 18:37:21

My DD normally starts a daily antihistamine at the beginning of March for hayfever. Started it a couple of weeks early this year as she was already suffering. Hth smile

Screwinthetuna Tue 14-Mar-17 18:45:34

Ah, good to know smile Thankyou!

MrsTwix Tue 14-Mar-17 18:55:43

It does seem to be starting already. Hide from the flowers

Fireinthegrate Tue 14-Mar-17 18:57:12

Yes, it's definitely started early this year for my daughter and I.

RedBugMug Tue 14-Mar-17 18:59:58

very possible, have a look at an allergy calendar. plenty of pollen around already, especially tree pollen like hazel and alder.

LittleMissUpset Tue 14-Mar-17 19:21:02

Yes I get it at this time of year, and in September/October are my worst times as it's when the trees are pollinating, and then from the mould spores when the leaves break down.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Tue 14-Mar-17 19:25:40

I get it from March to August. It took me a few years to twig that I was routinely feeling like I was getting a cold each March. The worst part is rapeseed season.

Wolfiefan Tue 14-Mar-17 19:27:41

I was thinking of asking if anyone was suffering or if I was becoming allergic to the dog! shock

Screwinthetuna Tue 14-Mar-17 19:55:41

Thanks, everyone. We got a new pet and I have been worried that it's that but he suffers from hay fever every year so hopefully just a coincidence!

Icequeen01 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:00:22

Both my DS and I have suffered with itchy eyes and a few sneezes since the weekend. We are both allergic to tree pollens and the trees are definitely making whoppee at the moment!

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