HAY FEVER BLUES

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed -

Three mil­lion Aus­tralians suf­fer from hay fever or al­ler­gic rhini­tis, mak­ing it one of the most com­mon al­ler­gic con­di­tions in this coun­try, thanks mostly to grass pol­lens. It tends to start in later child­hood or early adult­hood.

MORE THAN A RUNNY NOSE

With al­ler­gic rhini­tis comes an in­crease in the pro­duc­tion of mu­cus, which causes ir­ri­tat­ing symp­toms like a runny nose, but it can also lead to: » Bad breath, mouth breath­ing or snor­ing » Husky voice, sore throat, throat-clear­ing cough » Loss of sense of smell » Feel­ing of pres­sure over the si­nuses and re­cur­rent si­nusi­tis » Un­ex­plained headaches » Fre­quent mid­dle ear in­fec­tions » Dis­turbed sleep, day­time tired­ness and poor con­cen­tra­tion.

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