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[mass noun] An allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing running at the nose and watery eyes.
- ‘Identical questions were asked about asthma, hay fever, and respiratory symptoms at each survey.’
- ‘Inhaled anti-inflammatory cortisone drugs can be used for both hay fever and asthma.’
- ‘Sneezing, a blocked or runny nose and itchy eyes are common symptoms of hay fever, also called seasonal allergic rhinitis.’
- ‘There was no association between having had multiple vaccinations and hay fever.’
- ‘People who experience both asthma and hay fever may also wheeze and become short of breath.’
- ‘Rhinitis is a symptom of the common cold and of hay fever.’
- ‘You're more likely to get hay fever if there is a history of allergies in your family, particularly asthma or eczema.’
- ‘If there is eczema, asthma, or hay fever in your family, you are more likely to become allergic to something yourself.’
- ‘If you have hay fever or other allergies, a sore throat may be one of the symptoms.’
- ‘If you have seasonal hay fever, you may be allergic to pollens released by trees, grasses or weeds.’
- ‘The type of pollen particle triggering hay fever is probably from trees, grasses or weeds.’
- ‘Heredity plays a key role in determining who gets allergies, including hay fever.’
- ‘Although the symptoms of colds and hay fever are similar, the causes are distinctly different.’
- ‘Antihistamines are most often used to treat the symptoms of allergies, particularly hay fever, and reactions to bites and stings.’
- ‘Decongestants help to relieve symptoms such as a blocked nose, which is often caused by hay fever, and by dust and pet allergies.’
- ‘Intranasal corticosteroids, which you spray into your nose, are effective for hay fever.’
- ‘People are most at risk from hay fever when the pollen count is high.’
- ‘Chewing a piece of comb honey daily often helps to clear the nose and sinuses during hay fever attacks.’
- ‘Consider immunotherapy at a specialist centre for those with severe hay fever not responding to medical treatment.’
- ‘Despite advances in treatment, an increase has been observed in the incidence of summer hay fever.’
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