Types of Allergies

Runny nose, watery eyes and frequent sneezing. Hayfever sufferers will be well aware of the symptoms associated with one of the commonest allergies. But they come in many varieties and can affect almost any part of the body.


The type of allergic reaction you might experience will depend on what you are allergic to and how you come into contact with this allergen (like pollen, grass or dust mites).

So hayfever can affect the nose, eyes and throat, while other allergies can cause ‘hives’ (where skin becomes red and itchy with circular weals).

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