Hull has been hit with a ‘very high’ pollen count warning this week.

It comes as temperature reach up to 25C in parts of Hull and its surrounding areas.

The Met Office has issued its ‘very high’ alert on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Thursday has been given a ‘high’ warning instead.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes, mouth and throat.

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Less common hay fever symptoms are headaches and hives.
Less common hay fever symptoms are headaches and hives.

"Less common hay fever symptoms are headaches and hives.

"Although it is very difficult to avoid exposure to pollen there are a number of measures you can take that will help you to minimise exposure and ease the severity of your hay fever symptoms."

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

The symptoms of hay fever, according to the NHS:

If you have asthma, you might also have a tight feeling in your chest, be short of breath or wheeze and cough.

You can buy eye drops and antihistamines from most pharmacies to relieve your symptoms.
You can buy eye drops and antihistamines from most pharmacies to relieve your symptoms.

How can I treat it?

Tips on how to treat hay fever, according to the NHS:

Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes, mouth and throat.
Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes, mouth and throat.

You can also buy eye drops and antihistamines from most pharmacies to relieve your symptoms.

In some cases your GP might prescribe steroids.

If steroids and other hay fever treatments don't work, your GP may refer you for immunotherapy.

This means you'll be given small amounts of pollen, as an injection or tablet, to slowly build up your immunity to it.

This kind of treatment usually starts in the winter about three months before the hay fever season begins.

The Met Office monitors the pollen count on a daily basis, using weather data. You can check it here.

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Is there anything I should avoid doing?

There are a number of activities and day-to-day tasks you should avoid doing if you have hay fever, according to the NHS these are: