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What are the symptoms of hay fever?

Hay fever symptoms can vary, depending on the type of allergic reaction, weather conditions and level of pollen in the air. However, symptoms tend to appear straight after exposure to a triggering substance and commonly include sneezing, itchy eyes and a blocked or runny nose. Other symptoms may include a cough, headache, earache, reduced sense of smell and pain in the face.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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