Complications of Hay Fever
fever is not generally a serious condition. Occasionally its symptoms can
linger and sometimes lead to the development of more serious complications.
Quality of Life
hay fever is not generally a serious condition, it can be bothersome and
interfere with your life in inconvenient ways. Severe symptoms can cause you to
miss school or work. You may not enjoy activities as much as you once did
because you don’t feel well. High pollen counts may force you to remain indoors
at certain times of year.
like nasal congestion, coughing, and headaches can disrupt your sleep. Over
time, lack of sleep can affect your productivity, mood, and overall well being.
congestion makes you more susceptible to sinusitis. Sinuses are the cavities
behind the cheekbones in the areas around the eyes and nose. Sinusitis is a
long-lasting and often painful
inflammation or infection of the sinuses. Its symptoms include:
- persistent cough
- green or gray nasal discharge
- postnasal drip
- achiness in the face (particularly pain
when pressing on cheekbones or forehead)
ear infections (otitis media) are very common among children. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 75
percent of children have had at least one before age 3. Hay fever is known to encourage
development of or worsen the symptoms of middle ear infections in young
fever can also aggravate or trigger asthma symptoms. These two conditions often
symptoms are treatable with medication. In severe cases, allergy shots may be
needed. Some people are less affected by allergies over time. However, most
allergy sufferers battle symptoms throughout their lives.