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Symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, and itchy, red eyes.

There are things you can do to manage hay fever yourself, such as keeping windows shut, dusting with a damp cloth and using medicines from a pharmacy.

Steroids can be used to treat hay fever. If these do not work immunotherapy may help, which is being exposed to pollen to help build up your immunity.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat.

Hay fever is a common allergy that causes sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. There’s no cure but there are things you can do to help your symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 21/03/2024
Next review due: 21/03/2027