THE HAY fever hell is far from over, as pollen levels will continue to peak across the UK this week

After a testing week for hay fever sufferers, the Met Office warns things don’t get much better over the next few days

Its pollen forecast shows England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have “very high” pollen counts from Monday to Thursday

During the summer months, people with hay fever are allergic to grass pollen, as opposed to tree pollen

Hay fever is one of the most common allergic conditions, thought to affect an estimated 10 million people in England

“Dry, windy days when the pollen count is high are particular culprits for causing hay fever, and you can take antihistamines in advance

“Doing laundry and showering after you’ve been outside on high pollen days can help with signs of hay fever,” Dr McClymont said

If you are a hay fever sufferer, hanging laundry on the line outside is one of the worst things you can do to yourself