Symptoms, causes and treatments
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Hay fever is an allergic overreaction of the nasal mucosa and the eyes to certain plant components. Some people develop reactions on the skin to certain substances or agents, people with hay fever develop a reaction of the nasal mucosa to components of plants, animals or dust . The cause of hay fever is the sensitization of the immune system, that is, the hypersensitivity to various allergens.
The most common symptoms include-
- Runny nose
- Nose congestion caused by swelling of the nasal mucous membranes, nosebleeds, decreased sense of smell
- Frequent, uncontrolled sneezing
- Red, watery and / or itchy eyes
HealthHero Ireland provides a range of prescription treatment options for Hay Fever. Please fill out an online questionnaire to receive the most suitable treatment for you.