Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:56
Antihistamine tablets can help hayfever suffers - taken regularly (everyday) during the summer can eliminate symptoms for the majority of sufferers.
Most seasonal hayfever sufferers are allergic to tree and/or grass pollen. Flower pollen isn't a frequent problem. You could pay a doctor to identify your specific allergens but (s)he wouldn't be able to test for every type of flower.
DIY allergy testing by sticking your nose in a tulip or rolling around in grass isn't going to be a particularly reliable way of knowing if you are allergic to either. The best way to tell if you you would be able to work in a florists is by going and spending some time in one. This will expose you to the usual level of pollen in a florists as they use flowers in bloom all year round - the type may vary a little though. This would not only answer your question but give you a better insite into the job.
Lil (Hayfever sufferer and 'Chemist')