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Understanding Hay Fever -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are:

  • Prolonged, sometimes violent sneezing
  • Itchy, painful nose, throat, and roof of mouth
  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Postnasal drip, resulting in coughing
  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Head and nasal congestion
  • Ear pressure or fullness
  • Fatigue

These symptoms are often seasonal.

Understanding Hay Fever


Call Your Doctor About Hay Fever If:

  • Your condition becomes so severe that it interferes with your life and you're unable to control it with over-the-counter medications.
  • A secondary infection develops in congested sinus cavities; signs are fever, facial pain, postnasal drip, bad breath, and sinus or tooth pain or tenderness.


WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on March 24, 2014

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