Hayfever isn’t just a runny nose and a few sneezes, it is really irritating and uncomfortable. Some people will experience hayfever for more than six months every year and it can cause horrible symptoms such as tightness in the chest or shortness of breath. But can hayfever cause nosebleeds?
One in five Britons get seasonal allergic rhinitis, better known as hayfever, during the summer months.
When you get hayfever depends on what pollen you’re allergic to – people who are allergic to grass pollen will find their symptoms peak in May and July, whereas people who are allergic to weed pollen will have the worst symptoms in July and September.
Grass pollen is the most common allergen and symptoms of this are triggered between May and July.
You can be allergic to one or all of these pollens, and all cause a similar allergic reaction.
To avoid nosebleeds as a result of hayfever, you should always make sure you’re spraying your nasal spray slightly outwards rather than inwards.
You can’t help blowing your nose or sneezing, but there are ways to stop a nosebleed once it starts.
The NHS site recommends sitting down and leaning forward with your head tilted forwards.
Then, pinch your nose just above your nostrils for 10 to 15 minutes while breathing through your nose.