Streaming eyes, runny nose, can’t catch your breath? No it’s not the latest cinematic weepy but the onset of hay fever season.
The warmer temperatures mean spending more time outside and more time outside usually means feeling brighter, better and fresher. But for some it can be the start of months of misery caused by allergies, such as asthma, hay fever and eczema.
As you will be aware, over the next few days the weather is predicted to be increasingly warm. Please follow the guidance below to ensure you look after yourself and others during this time.
Dr Stephen Munday, Solihull’s Director of Public Health and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body member, advises:
“It is very easy to become dehydrated in hot weather as we can soon lose more fluid than we take in, so drink cold non-alcoholic drinks regularly, keep out of the sun during the hottest times of the day, and avoid physical exertion in the heat where possible. People who are very young, the elderly and those with chronic conditions are more at risk, so keep an eye out for friends and neighbours who may be vulnerable.”
Residents in Solihull are invited to find out more about their local healthcare commissioners’ plans for future services.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is led by local doctors, nurses and residents and funds healthcare services across the borough, is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 July.