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Puffthemagicdragongoestobed Thu 16-Apr-20 11:43:55

Thank you all for your recommendations. DH did have some normal nasal spray last night and said that it helped a bit. We have contacted our GP, hopefully they will prescribe a stronger medication.

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mynameiscalypso Thu 16-Apr-20 09:17:50

My hay fever is terrible too. I blame the lack of pollution.

emmathedilemma Thu 16-Apr-20 09:14:58

It could asthma triggered by the allergies, mine tends to go hand in hand with my hayfever being bad, or certain times of year due to specific types of pollen.

Nowthereistwo Thu 16-Apr-20 08:09:43

My hayfever is really bad this year as well.

I also get a cough at night - for years I never put it together but mine is caused by post nasal drip at night

www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip

Taking nasal spray before bed really helps

Bloomburger Thu 16-Apr-20 08:08:02

DS 15 is on fenofexadine as it's the only thing that gets his hay fever under control and stops him having asthma attacks as a result of it.

We also give him and DH (he gets it from his side) cold and flu tablets to dry up the constant stream of water coming from their eyes and nose.

The Hay Max stuff is excellent, catches pollen around the nose and we never dry washing outside, even in the winter. Shower and wash hair as soon as you come into the house too if you have havfever and make sure you shower before bed.

These measures help DS but we often find him scratching the roof of his mouth with a fork or just sitting in the shower trying to stop his eyes itching.

It's shit but there are lots of ways of minimising the effects.

Msloverlover Thu 16-Apr-20 08:01:37

I started off thinking off thinking I had hay fever because I had chest tightness but no cough or fever. Turned into what I’m fairly sure is CV. I spoke to the doc and she said chest symptoms with hay fever would normally be a sign of asthma (which I don’t have) so more likely cv.

Realitea Thu 16-Apr-20 07:59:12

I just spoke to a doctor about this as my ds is exactly the same as your dh.
They’ve said hayfever is a lot worse this year and at the moment it’s tree pollen causing the problems. My ds has never had a cough with hayfever but this year he does. He was prescribed fexofenadine which I believe is quite a strong one and it’s working. We also got form amazon, a spray called sterimar allergy response which has made a difference.
Hayfever can trigger asthma.

I really thought it was coronavirus but now I’m reassured it’s hayfever.

The doctor said they don’t know of any risk of hayfever making the virus worse.

Dalrympy Thu 16-Apr-20 07:54:11

My hay fever is through the roof! It's hard to distinguish the symptoms from possible CV sometimes.

ifonly4 Thu 16-Apr-20 07:45:05

My hayfever is usually very minor but much worse this year. I was a bit worried in case of CV, but searching online we've got a very high level of tree pollen at the moment. I've taken antihistamines, which I don't normally, and they have certainly helped so I'm sure it's hayfever.

KeepWashingThoseHands Thu 16-Apr-20 07:24:45

What other symptoms of CV does he have and has he taken an antihistamine?

Puffthemagicdragongoestobed Thu 16-Apr-20 07:18:22

Thank you both. Yes that’s what I am concerned about, he has it unusually bad, he never gets such a bad cough. I think we will call our GP. Thank you

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uhoh2020 Thu 16-Apr-20 00:31:47

My hayfever is terrible at the moment as is my athsma but it always is this time of year. My wheezing gets worse at night I make sure I use inhaler regularly and take antihistamines in the morning and again at night.
My dh commented my coughing was bad this morning but also agreed it always is this time of year. As regards to covid I would only be concerned with symptoms that are out of the ordinary for how your DH usually tolerates the pollen

Designerenvy Thu 16-Apr-20 00:15:36

I haven't heard of any link between hayfever and getting covid more severely.

However, the pollen count is high at the moment and maybe he is developing a bit asthma. Hayfever and asthma are closely linked. Maybe worth a call to your gp for advice?
Antihistamines work well for hayfever too .

Puffthemagicdragongoestobed Thu 16-Apr-20 00:10:23

I am trying to find out if symptoms of Coronavirus could be worsened for someone with hay fever. I have already looked a bit online but cannot find conclusive answers.
DH is suffering from really bad hay fever at the moment, he has never had it this bad. I understand the tree pollen is very high this week, but he is coughing so much that it is making him breathless at times, a bit like asthma, this has never happened before, usually he only gets bad sneezes and itchy eyes.
I am worried that
1) he could have cv on top of hay fever. But he hasn’t got a temperature and hasn’t left the house in weeks, I only left the house twice in the past three weeks to go shopping. So the chances are low that either of us would have caught it.
Or that 2) he has such bad hay fever that it puts him into the risky category for cv, in that if he gets it, the symptoms could be much worse.
Does anyone know if there are implications for people with hay fever should they get Coronavirus? thank you

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