Hay Fever

(Also known as allergic rhinitis)

Hay fever is a common allergy to pollen, which usually gets worse when pollen count is at its highest. This is typically during the warm, humid seasons from March to September.

You might have hay fever if you have:

Sneezing or coughing fits
A runny, blocked or stuffy nose
Watery, red, and itchy eyes
  • Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds, which can vary depending on the season
  • Mould spores, particularly in damp or humid environments
  • Pet dander, dust mites, and other indoor allergens
  • Persistent sneezing and nose itching
  • Nasal congestion, leading to a runny or stuffy nose
  • Irritated, watery, and reddened eyes
  • Headaches, often due to sinus pressure
  • Apply Vaseline around the nostrils to trap pollen
  • Keep windows closed during high pollen seasons and use air purifiers
  • Use over-the-counter antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, or decongestants
  • Perform nasal irrigation with saline solution to reduce congestion
  • Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from pollen and keep windows closed

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