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Hay Fever

Hay fever is the common name used for a condition called allergic rhinitis, meaning an allergy that affects the nose. It is caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mites, moulds and animal hair.

Symptoms include:

  • Runny nose

  • Itchy nose

  • Sneezing

  • Itchy, red, watery eyes

  • Nasal congestion

  • Headaches


Hay fever has many different treatment options available.  Treatments include over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription antihistamine tablets or sprays, however these can sometimes cause drowsiness and become ineffective with regular use. Other treatment options available are unable to be advertised due to the recent changes in the TGA guidelines, however they can be discussed with a face-to-face consultation.  To find out more information and book a consultation please contact Peninsula Skin Co. or email

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