Hay Fever

Hay Fever is caused by allergy to pollen of trees, grasses, weeds or the spores of molds. The name is actually a misnomer, since hay is not a common allergen and no fever occurs in this. It was a term used by English physicians caring for patients with pollen allergy. Depending on the section of the country and the pollinating periods, the hay fever season may occur in spring or summer or autumn. The sufferer has to go through spells of sneezing, itching and weeping eyes, runny nose, burning palate and throat.

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