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