HAY FEVER BLUES
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.