Tuesday 6 December 2016

Free hay-fever app for pollen season

Published 17/04/2016 | 02:30

There are currently an estimated one million hay-fever sufferers in Ireland and 85pc of them self-medicate.
There are currently an estimated one million hay-fever sufferers in Ireland and 85pc of them self-medicate.

A new app called ‘Hay Fever Relief’ has been launched to help Irish hay-fever sufferers cope with the common pollen allergy. Developed by MedApp Ltd in association with Dr Paul Carson, the free app gives hay fever sufferers immediate information about their symptoms and pollen counts to go to their pharmacist with, based on Dr. Carson’s 30 years experience.

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“The idea is about empowering the patient with information and advice that allows them to take control of their hay fever, said Dr. Carson.

There are currently an estimated one million hay-fever sufferers in Ireland and 85pc of them self-medicate.

Dr. Carson, who has authored six popular health books dealing with allergy problems, explained that young people now seek their information online and this app would be a way to help younger generations who are generally experiencing more aggressive forms of hay fever

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