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Hayfever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a very common condition that affects two in every 10 people in the UK. It is caused by an allergy to airborne substances such as grass or hay pollen, which affects the upper respiratory passages (nose, sinus, throat and eyes).
Hayfever usually occurs during the spring and summer months. Exactly when you get it depends on which pollens you are allergic to.
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