Are you sniffling during spring time? Is being around your cat making you sneeze?

Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as 'hay fever'1, is very common in Australia, with up to 1 in 7 people having this condition2.

There are two 'types' of hay fever, and this is based on how often you have symptoms.

Persistent hay fever3

Persistent hay fever refers to symptoms that occur nearly all the time. If your symptoms are present for more than 4 days a week, for more than a month, you are considered a 'persistent' sufferer.

Intermittent hay fever3

Intermittent hay fever refers to symptoms that occur some of the time, but not always. If your symptoms are present for less than 4 days a week OR occur for less than a month, you are considered an 'intermittent' sufferer.

These two types of hay fever can be further broken down into how bad the symptoms can get (mild, moderate, severe).

For further information about allergic rhinitis, speak to your healthcare professional Try a doctor