Hayfever, also known as nasal allergies, summer allergies or allergic rhinitis, is a condition that causes inflammation or irritation of the nose. It can be perennial, occupational or seasonal. Its symptoms include:
Red, watery or itchy eyes
Itchy throat or roof of the mouth
Sinus pressure and pain
If the symptoms are not treated, they may be long-term.
What causes hayfever allergies?
After you get exposed to allergens, thus when hayfever symptoms begin. Some of the common allergens that cause hayfever include:
Pet fur or dander
What happens when your symptoms worsen?
Other irritants can make your hayfever symptoms worsen. Your nose is made more sensitive to irritants due to the inflammation in the lining of the nose caused by hayfever. Such irritants include:
Change in humidity
Change in temperature
When are expected to see a doctor?
The risks of hayfever are not immediately dangerous. If the over-the-counter medications are not responding, you need to contact your doctor. In case the following occurs, you need to see a specialist.
OTC allergy medications are not helping
You have bothersome symptoms and last more than a week
If you have other conditions such as asthma
All round the year fever