As title suggests, I want to know how 'rare' it is for an under 7 to suffer some level of hayfever. I have a 20 month old girl and for the last week/10 days she has been streaming at the nose, coughing and rubbing her eyes. No other symptom. She did push through a tooth last week which I put it all down to but it hasn't gone away. Spoke to a health professional who told me it's 'rare for an under 7 to suffer hayfever' and then googled it and found out that is the NHS's party line onthe subject so I wanted some real life opinions please?? In your experience can a toddler develop hayfever?? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?? Thanks in advance.
2yo DS has hay fever, always has. Was told it is common but he needs to have it 3 years in a row before they will diagnose it. This is probably why it seems like it's rare in under 7's as they are not often diagnosed.
I developed hay fever at age 3. It was after I'd been playing in a field of really long, flowering grass with my older brothers and came home with itchy red eyes and sneezing/streaming nose. I do remember that I was the only kid in my year at primary school with hay fever and yet, when I went to secondary, there were loads, so it must be quite common for it to develop later on in childhood.
DS was dx-ed with hayfever when he was 2. It is however extremely severe - within minutes of coming into contact with pollen his face swells up so much he can't see/breath. I have been led to believe that is quite unusual by both age and severity.