Alongside blunting the sense of smell, the condition interferes with a number of important functions in the bose.
Harvard Health explains: “Hay fever and its sister ailment, perennial allergic rhinitis (a year-round sensitivity to animal dander, dust mites or cockroaches), is most common in people who have a family history of allergies or a personal history of allergy-related conditions, such as eczema and childhood asthma.
“Although seasonal allergic rhinitis can affect people in all age groups, its symptoms generally peak during childhood and adolescence.”
How avoid hay fever
The NHS outlines an array of measures aimed at preventing the onset of hay fever as the warmer months unfold.