Hayfever is an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals to airborne substances such as pollen or mould spores. They get into the upper respiratory tract and affect the nose, throat and eyes. In the nose they cause the familiar symptoms of hayfever – sneezing, itching and a runny or blocked nose. Pollen is the most common cause of hayfever symptoms.
Before you start taking anything to relieve your symptoms you should check that they really are due to hayfever. Your chemist can help you but here are some things as a guide:
If your symptoms occur in winter or clear up in 5 days then you may have a common cold, particularly if you have other symptoms like a sore throat. Your chemist will be able to advise you.
If as well as typical hayfever symptoms you also have any other symptoms e.g a persistent headache, wheezing, a thick yellow discharge from the nose, or if your sight is affected you should see your doctor.
Date of preparation March 2011. GB.TRM.11.03.02
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