At this time of year sneezing and sniffles could just be a cold. But in some people these symptoms are actually caused by allergies to tree pollens.

From now until late April trees are shedding their pollen to the wind, causing some people misery with allergy symptoms. The treatments are the same as for grass pollen allergies (“hay fever”) – have a look at our information about immunotherapy, which is an effective treatment for some sufferers.