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What is Hay fever? What are the risk factors that develop this condition?

Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. It is a common allergic condition. Hay fever can affects every one out of five people for at least one time in life.

Symptoms of Hay fever

Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Itchy nose
  • Swollen eyes
  • Postnasal drips
  • Fatigue

Seasonal factors

Various factors can develop or contribute to seasonal factors.

  • Tree pollen – This condition occurs in early springs
  • Grass pollen – This condition occurs in late springs and summer
  • Dust mites – This condition usually becomes severe in winters
  • Ragweed pollen – This condition is common in fall

Risk factors

The following factors can increase the risk of developing hay fever.

  • If you have asthma or other allergies
  • If you have atopic dermatitis
  • Genetic disorders can also a considerable risk factor

Complication

Many problems can develop from hay fever that includes:

  • Reduced quality of sleep
  • Poor sleep
  • Worsening asthma
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear infection

Treatment

Many allergens that increase the allergy are airborne. You can easily avoid it by using masks. If this prevention doesn’t work, you can use medications. There are many forms of drugs you can use. You can use oral tablets, nasal sprays, eye drops, and liquid medicines. Telfast (Fexofenadine) can be used to minimize allergic infections. You need to know that some of the medications can develop side effects. If you experience any side effect, you should stop the intake of drugs and consult with the doctor immediately.


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