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In this blog lets take a look at exactly what hay fever is, the cause and the symptoms.

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Causes of hay fever

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. When these tiny particles come into contact with the cells that line your mouth, nose, eyes and throat, they irritate them and trigger an allergic reaction.

Allergic reaction

When you have an allergic reaction, your body overreacts to something it perceives as a threat. In hay fever, the allergen (the substance you are allergic to) is pollen. Your immune system (the body’s natural defence system) starts to respond as if it were being attacked by a virus.

Your immune system will release a number of chemicals designed to prevent the spread of what it wrongly perceives as an infection.

These chemicals then cause the symptoms of the allergic reaction, such as watering eyes and a runny nose.

Risk factors

It’s unclear what causes the immune system to do this but there are several risk factors that can increase your risk of hay fever.

They include:

  • having asthma or another allergic condition such as