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Asthma or hay fever? What are the symptoms?

Main image 4 July, 2018

Research by charity Asthma UK shows many people with asthma often confuse their symptoms with those of hay fever. This confusion is a serious problem as sufferers could be putting themselves at increased risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack.

So how do you know if you’ve got asthma, hay fever or both? Well, to help you understand, we’ve created a list of the top five symptoms:

Symptoms of asthma

  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing
  • Tight sensation in chest
  • Coughing
  • You may find your reliever (often blue) inhaler stops working

Symptoms of hay fever

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watering red eyes
  • Itchy throat, nose and ears
  • Coughing

Sadly for sufferers, hay fever often makes asthma symptoms worse, however the good news is that you can dramatically reduce hay fever symptoms with the Kenalog injection; ideal for those who don’t respond to antihistamines or nasal sprays.

If you think you or your child may be suffering from asthma, hay fever or any other allergy, use our online booking form to book an appointment, email our reception team at reception@your.gp or call us on 0131 225 5656.

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