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Which symptoms does hay fever cause?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction. Its medical name is ‘allergic rhinitis’. Although it’s commonly referred to as hay fever, it does not usually cause a high temperature."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Hay fever is a common condition affecting up to one in five people at some point in life. Hay fever is caused by an allergy to one or more types of pollen, and so the symptoms usually appear at certain times of year when the pollen is being released. 

It’s possible to ‘grow out’ of it as you get older or for symptoms to become less severe over time.