Although there is no serious health risk with Hayfever, it can affect the quality of life and be very disruptive. Asthmatics may find that Hayfever can make their symptoms worse or that asthma symptoms only occur when Hayfever develops, whilst sometimes it may lead to inflammation of the sinusis (sinusitis) or development of middle ear infections (otitis media).

It is important to see your GP if your symptoms do not resemble Hayfever or your pattern of symptoms is unusual, e.g. it occurs during winter period or it occurs whilst indoors in set locations so that they can further examine the cause behind these symptoms.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm