THIS year’s hayfever season is expected to be worse than usual because the harsh winter has delayed the release of pollen. The three pollen seasons are now expected to merge into one onslaught. Sufferers usually have to time their medication in advance but now there’s a new nasal spray which can ease symptons straight away. Available for the first time over the counter as a 5ml nasal spray, Rhinolast Allergy, as it’s called, relieves symptoms after 10 minutes and lasts for up to 12 hours. £3.99 from independent pharmacies.