Wondering if your runny nose and watery eyes are hayfever symptoms or something else? Learn about the most common hayfever causes and treatment options for quick symptom relief.
What is hayfever?
Hayfever or allergic rhinitis is an allergic response that occurs in your body when you encounter certain substances, known as allergens, like pet dander (proteins in the animal’s dried flakes of dead skin), mould, dust mites and pollen.
For many people, these allergens are harmless. But if you have hayfever, your will launch an attack against these allergens. If these allergens enter your nose, your nasal passages become inflamed and you produce more mucus. As a result, you may develop a range of symptoms, which can be mild or severe.