DAMIEN LOVEGROVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAMIEN LOVEGROVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hay fever. Young woman suffering from rhinitis due to hay fever holds up a tissue to her face before sneezing. She is in a field of oil seed rape, Brassica napus. Rhinitis is an irritant inflammation of the lining of the upper nasal tract. In hay fever (allergic rhinitis), this occurs due to an allergy to certain pollen, such as that from rape seed. Symptoms include watering eyes, sneezing and a runny nose.
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