Hayfever Symptoms

In addition to the cardinal symptoms of nasal obstruction, sneezing and mucous discharge, there is also itchiness of the nose and eye-related problems (including rhinoconjunctivitis) that can feature quite strongly in some people’s hayfever.

Find out more about the following symptoms:

Identifying whether or not you have hayfever, what type of rhinitis you suffer from and what else is making you feel unwell, is a little bit more complicated than you may think.

However, if you make it a team effort between yourself and people you know, the internet, and most importantly the healthcare professionals who have decades of training and the desire to help, then results can come quickly and prove long-lasting.

Hayfever Signs

The signs of suffering depend on the conditions in which your lifestyle is immersed which represents a complex amalgam of substances, contexts, environments, habitual behaviours and your genetic make up. All, some, or none of which could indicate hayfever.

What puts me at risk of hayfever?

Well, statistically speaking, being a female in your 20s is a significant risk factor in itself as this is hayfever’s most popular demographic above all others, and if you live with animals then you are also at greater risk.

Having other allergies puts you at increased risk of hayfever, as does having asthma or any other respiratory complications or immunity-related challenges.

Having eczema, dermatitis or even a history of ear infections (otitis) puts you in a high risk category of becoming a hayfever sufferer.

If my symptoms don’t indicate hayfever or asthma or what ever, then what else could it be?

Drugs and Diet

If it’s not asthma, hayfever, or any other condition such as those mentioned above, then you may have another allergy or allergies, or be hypersensitive to a certain consumables such as wheat, yeast or other fermented substances such as alcohol.

Keep in mind you may simply have a common cold (separate to or in conjunction with your hayfever) which is another reason to consult a medical professional before assuming anything.

One of the first signs of a cold is a very itchy nose.

It’s also possible you could be experiencing a reaction to another medication, or that you are hypersensitive to some airborne particulate matter unrelated to pollen and dust such as chemicals, perfume, smoke, pollution, mould spores, house dust mites etc. Read more on Drugs and Diet.

Educate yourself

Seeing a doctor and having an (inexpensive and quick) allergy test is the only way to understand what the signs and symptoms truly mean.

Collective knowledge, medical capabilities and treatments as well as alternative remedies, new technologies and home appliances are improving all the time.

“Hayfever” is so often not just about allergic rhinitis and pollinosis, there is also the possibility you have rhinitis in general and/or some other conditions that are crossing over with your hayfever, so if you know exactly what you’re up against and what makes your seasonal reactions worse, then you’re on a solid path to victory.

Take time to understand your health and seek advice of your local doctor…. You’ll probably be able to get things under control quicker than you think.