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Hay fever. View of a girl about to sneeze after breathing in the pollen from a flower. Pollen can act as an allergic substance resulting in hay fever, a form of rhinitis. Rhinitis is an irritant inflammation of the lining of the upper nasal tract. Sneezing, a runny nose, and watering of the eyes are typical. Hay fever in this case it is due to a hypersensitive reaction the child has to flower pollen; another common cause of hay fever allergy is house dust. Non- allergic rhinitis occurs in colds and influenza.
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