He called on asthma sufferers to beware of dust …

The map reveals Britain’s largest hay fever hotspots: Met-office warns of high levels of pollen starting TODAY – experts say it could be “deadly” for millions of people with asthma and lung disease

  • Today, Saturday, the Met Office predicts high levels across England and Wales
  • Dust levels remain high in Wales until Sunday, but fall slightly in England
  • More than 3 million people in the UK are at risk of contracting pneumonia

Millions of Britons with asthma, pneumonia or hay fever have been warned that high levels of dust can put them at risk this weekend.

The met-office predicts highs in all regions of England and Wales today and on Saturdays, while average in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Dust levels will remain high in Wales until Sunday, but are expected to drop to moderate levels in all parts of southwestern England.

The charity Asthma and Lung UK said that more than three million people in the UK have lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which are at risk of attack or inflammation.

If people use preventive inhalers, they are encouraged to continue drinking and to keep the inhaler with them at all times.

Other tips include staying home during the dusty days and keeping an eye on the weather.

According to a charity study, dust can cause symptoms such as chest tightness, itching, and shortness of breath in more than half (59 percent) of people with asthma and more than a quarter of people with COPD.

The met-office predicts high levels today and Saturday in all parts of England and Wales

Moderate levels are expected in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday

Moderate levels are expected in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday

Dust levels will remain high in Wales until Sunday, but are expected to drop to moderate levels in all parts of southwestern England.

Dust levels will remain high in Wales until Sunday, but are expected to drop to moderate levels in all parts of southwestern England.

Asthma attacks can be fatal, with one in four people die every day in the UK.

Allergies constrict the airways, leading to the accumulation of sticky mucus, making it difficult to breathe.

Herb fever pills are fewer in the country due to a lack of ingredients

Herb fever pills are declining across the country due to a lack of ingredient – and as the level of pollen rises, the time couldn’t be any worse.

Reserves of chlorophenamine maleate, the active ingredient in pyrithione and other similar drugs, are widely limited.

Piriton tablets for adults are not available online at Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Coop Pharmacy stores, but their syrups for children are still available.

HRT, steroids, and blood pressure medications also suffered when the shortage of drugs in the UK reached its worst.

In the UK, nearly 500,000 patients are suffering from shortages blamed on rising commodity prices, changes in post-Brexit trade rules and the closure of Coved in China.

Deficiency occurs only in drugs containing chlorophenamine maleate, and other types of antihistamines are readily available.

It is clear that the tablets using cetirizine hydrochloride are well supplied, including Allakan, Benadril, Pyriteze and own brand varieties.

According to the NHS, cetirizine and chlorphenamine can be used to treat herbal fever, but people often find them more suitable.

Medications that use cetirizine hydrochloride can cause drowsiness as a side effect.

Dr. Andy Whittamore, UK Clinical Director for Asthma and Lungs, said: “When pollen levels peak, it can be fatal for people with lung diseases such as asthma, who can have serious symptoms and be exposed to life-threatening attacks.

“These attacks can make people struggle to breathe, it can be scary, but there are things they can do to take care of themselves.

“It is important to use prophylactic inhalers as indicated, as the drug reduces the sensitivity and swelling of the airways and helps prevent symptoms such as itching and coughing before they begin.

“We also recommend that people carry inhalers on a daily basis, especially when they are outdoors and enjoying the sun, as dust can make their symptoms worse.

‘Reliever inhalers quickly relax the muscles in the airways and immediately relieve symptoms.

“The third thing people can do is use steroid nasal sprays, non-sleeping antihistamine pills to help stop an allergic reaction.

“People should also check for dust and air pollution projections in the local area so they don’t get as much dust out as many days.”

High levels of pollen can cause pain in millions of people with hay fever who have runny noses and itchy eyes.

Grass fever can last for weeks or, unlike colds, these months usually go away within a week.

Symptoms of hay fever begin when immune cells and B lymphocytes mistakenly identify pollen proteins as a threat and produce antibodies that trigger a chemical called histamine.

They dilate blood vessels, allow fluid to drain from the capillaries, and cause runny nose, sneezing, and tears.

Currently, there is no medicine and due to the lack of the ingredient, herb fever pills are declining across the country.

Reserves of chlorophenamine maleate, the active ingredient in pyrithione and other similar drugs, are widely limited.

Piriton tablets for adults are not available online at Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Coop Pharmacy stores, but their syrups for children are still available.

But according to the NHS, when the amount of pollen is high this weekend, people can do something to alleviate their symptoms.

These include putting Vaseline in the nostrils to catch dust, wearing sunglasses to keep dust out of the eyes, and taking a shower and changing clothes after going out to wash the dust.

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