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Hay Fever and Children

red hair - wonderbabaHay Fever and Children

Hay Fever is essentially an allergic reaction to pollen.  It can be triggered by pollen from trees, grass, or weeds.  Tree pollen tends to be released first usually in Spring and is usually due to Birch, Elder or Hazel trees.  Grass pollen is generally a little later during late Spring or early Summer and weed pollen can be released at any stage from early Spring to late Autumn. So really we are talking March to October! A person can be allergic to just one type of pollen or all types so the symptoms of hay fever and when they arrive can vary greatly from child to child.  Hay fever can also be caused by spores from mould or fungi. Continue reading