Is Hay Fever Caused by Hay?

Hay Fever has nothing to do with hay, actually.

Hay fever, named allergic rhinitis in medical term, is the most common childhood ailment caused by allergies. Symptoms include a runny and itchy nose, sneezing, postnasal drip and nasal congestion (blockage). A child with allergies may also have itchy, watery, red eyes and chronic ear problems. Even though it’s commonly known as “hay fever,” allergic rhinitis isn’t triggered by hay and doesn’t cause fever.

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