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Hay fever symptoms are often mistaken for a common cold, but there are many easily identifiable differences. Determining that you suffer from hay fever starts by understanding the symptoms, when they begin, and what conditions make them worse.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
However, even if you're suffering from the symptoms of hay fever, it may not be a pollen or dust allergy. Allergic Rhinitis has the same symptoms but can have nothing to do with allergies!
In addition, reactions to Mold can produce similar symptoms but is actually far more threatening than normal allergies. Read about the symptoms below and then check out the two links that can help you be more confident in your diagnosis.
If the severity of your symptoms fluctuate depending on the characteristics listed above, then this a telltale clue that your hay fever is a reaction to pollen and not some other allergen.
Long lasting allergies can lead to a number of additional symptoms such as nasal inflammation. See our nasal Nasal Inflammation for additional details and treatments.
There are many other irritants that can produce similar symptoms to hay fever. Check out these links to understand what they are and how you can make sure they aren't the real source of your problem.
Can you guess the 7 non-allergy causes of Rhinitis Symptoms?
Do you know why Mold Allergy Symptoms are far more dangerous than hay fever?
Many people may experience allergy-like reactions when exposed to irritants called Volitle Organic Compounds (VOCs). These are harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde or cigarette smoke.
However, did you know that it is not possible to have an allergy to these compounds?
If they are bothering you, you could be suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.