Survey from Nelsons Pollenna™ reveals the impact hay fever has on our social lives.

Summer brings with it an exciting buzz of activity. Longer days, warmer evenings and the onset of the holiday season means that there are many outdoor activities to look forward to once we’ve waved goodbye to winter. However for a quarter of the population it also signals the start of the dreaded hay fever season.[i]

A recent survey[ii] by Nelsons Pollenna has revealed some of the obstacles hay fever sufferers encounter - and coupled with some of the symptoms of itchy eyes, runny noses and bouts of sneezing fits, it’s easy to see why some hay fever sufferers struggle to embrace the summer!

According to Nelsons Pollenna survey over a quarter (29%) claim they are more likely to cancel an engagement when suffering from hay fever. Similarly, just under a quarter (23%) avoid outside occasions like BBQs, garden parties or sports events. Perhaps most surprisingly, one in ten (11%) even admitted that they are more likely to call in sick to work due to their symptoms.

For those that suffer from hay fever, there are ways to help relieve the symptoms of hay fever, including taking an over the counter product like Nelsons Pollenna#. Nelsons Pollenna contains a unique selection of homeopathic remedies, specifically combined to help bring gentle and soothing relief for the distressing symptoms of hay fever. It is non drowsy and suitable for all the family.  Nelsons Pollenna costs £5.99 and is available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, selected Tesco’s and Lloyds pharmacies and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores.  If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor. #Always read the label.  To find out more about Nelsons Pollenna visit

[i] A survey conducted on 2015 UK adults, 14th-18th November 2014, by Atomik Research on behalf of Nelsons

[ii] A survey conducted on 2100 UK adults 10-11th December 2015 by Populus Research on behalf of Nelsons