The following can increase your risk of developing hay fever:

  • Having other allergies or asthma
  • Having atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Having a blood relative (such as a parent or sibling) with allergies or asthma
  • Living or working in an environment that constantly exposes you to allergens — such as animal dander
  • Having a mother who smoked during your first year of life
Oct. 17, 2015