Best pollen apps to help you manage and track hayfever

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Best pollen apps to help you manage and track hayfever

Ah, hayfever. We're still not out of the woods with the coronavirus pandemic and now we have to contend with runny noses, itchy eyes and tongues you

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Ah, hayfever. We’re still not out of the woods with the coronavirus pandemic and now we have to contend with runny noses, itchy eyes and tongues you want to scrape on the carpet. Just me? Ok then.

Your smartphone can be a handy tool for warding off the oncoming sneezes. With a little app help, you can check the pollen count in your surrounding area and use it to plan your one outdoor excursion a day, and let you know when to stock up on antihistamines.

Here are some pollen apps to try to help you get through the hayfever season.

Allergy Alert app

The app from Pollen.com provides accurate forecasts for all the different types of environmental allergies, whether it’s trees that set you off or a specific type of flower.

You can get four or five-day forecasts depending on if you’re an iPhone or Android user, which is certainly useful for planning your next run.

Available on the App Store and Google Play Store

BBC Weather

Though it may be thinner on the ground in terms of pollen information, BBC Weather is the most fun to use and handy for keeping track of the general weather.

The app offers a general pollen count and provides a five-day forecast. It’s also borough-specific for Londoners.

Available on the App Store and Google Play Store

My Pollen Forecast UK

Dubbed the best app for tracking pollen and allergens, My Pollen Forecast UK displays the hayfever forecast for up to five days.

The My Pollen Forecast app takes into account factors such as temperature and wind which will affect the pollen forecast

This forecast takes into account factors such as temperature, wind and humanity, as well as a handy diary feature so you can keep track of any symptoms.

Available on the App Store 

WebMD Allergy

The WebMD Allergy app provides a personalised allergy and weather forecast customised for your specific allergies and location.

There are doctor-approved tips to help you manage symptoms and a way to record how you’re feeling and responding to treatment which you can generate into a report — handy for if it gets so bad you need to speak to a doctor.

Available on the App Store and Google Play Store

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