Managing hay fever during the exam period

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Abstract

Pearce L (2013) Managing hay fever during the exam period. Nursing Times; 109: 12, 20-22.

Hay-fever symptoms are common and debilitating and can have a detrimental effect on students’ examination results. It is important to provide effective treatment using medication that optimises symptom control while ensuring drug side-effects are minimised. Research has confirmed that uncontrolled hay fever or medication side-effects can have a detrimental outcome on exam results. Ideally treatment should commence shortly before the start of the hay-fever season.

Hay-fever symptoms tend to coincide with school and college examination periods and, if uncontrolled, can have a detrimental effect on students’ results

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