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How do hay fever treatments actually work? And what's best for my symptoms?

By Mary Bushell, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pharmacy, University of Canberra
Spring has sprung and many people are welcoming longer days and more time outdoors. But for almost one in five Australians, spring also brings the misery of watery, itchy red eyes, a runny, congested nose, and sneezing.

Hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) is caused when an allergen enters the nose or eyes. Allergens are harmless airborne substances the body has incorrectly identified as harmful. This triggers an immune response,…The Conversation

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