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According to ITV, a hay fever map of Britain has revealed the worst places to live in if you have an allergy or are suffering from hay fever. Check out the below cities which you need to avoid areas that trigger your symptoms. The West of the UK has been revealed as the worst place to live with regard to allergies, particularly in Wales. With regard to allergy testing, the highly detailed map produced by the University of Exeter has revealed the location of key plants and trees, all of which are known to produce pollen that causes allergies and asthma. 

Locations for allergy sufferers

  • Coastal places,
  • Uplands
  • Moorlands.

Allergies vs Intolerance

The maps were designed with the idea of helping those who suffer from acute hay fever or asthma sufferers manage their symptoms. If you yourself have suffered from allergies such as hay fever, pollen intolerance or anything environmental then the map will be able to help you manage your allergy symptoms. Be careful that you don’t confuse your hay fever symptoms with an intolerance though. It is easy to identify your intolerances with an intolerance test, which you can purchase here.

The UK’s Top 10 Hay Fever hotspots to watch out for

1. London

2. Birmingham

3. Manchester

4. Cambridge

5. Leicester

6. Leeds

7. Reading

8. Liverpool

9. Edinburgh

10. Brighton

If you do suspect that you are suffering from hay fever and need allergy testing then we recommend you consult your GP. Additionally, if your over-the-counter antihistamines aren’t doing the job. This is the time where you should seek advice from your GP. They may be able to prescribe any other medications that will help with your symptoms.

Aside from allergy testing or ordering an intolerance test to identify the cause of your symptoms, you can try these three remedies:

  • Put Vaseline just around your nostrils as this will trap the pollen and stop your symptoms
  • Make sure you are wearing sunglasses when you are outside, as this will stop the pollen from getting into your eyes and causing them to run
  • Consult a pharmacist and purchase antihistamines, nasal sprays and lots of tissues

For more information on allergy testing, an intolerance test or managing your symptoms, please log on to www.testyourintolerance.com and become both happier and healthier.