When there is something unwelcome in the body, the body tries to eject it. This is done in a number of ways: The excess secretion of fluids, coughing, sneezing, and other processes help remove the unwanted guest from the body.
Sometimes the body treats harmless substances as unwanted guests, which is known as an allergy. Hay fever is one of the commonest types of allergy. Actually, hay fever is a term given to a collection of allergies that tend to affect patients around the summer time. It can result in a number of symptoms that can range from mild to severe.
Hay Fever Symptom #1: Blocked or Runny Nose
The nostrils provide an ample passageway that allows people to breathe through the nose. Should this passage become blocked, however, then breathing can become considerably more difficult. Hay fever can cause inflammation of the nostrils, blocking the air passageway and making it difficult to breathe.
It can also cause the production of excess nasal mucus (commonly known as snot), which helps expel irritants from the nasal passage. It can be very uncomfortable, particularly for people who already have breathing problems.