has a theme of ‘irritability’ that can be seen on the physical or emotional level. The person who needs this remedy may be cross or oversensitive and have acute sensitivity to the slightest odour or particle of pollen. There can be a very stuffed up nose in alternating nostrils, intense itching of the ears, nose and eyes and the unsatisfied urge to sneeze. The throat can feel rough and dry and, if the hay fever continues, the patient can experience queasiness. Symptoms are worse in the morning, for stimulants such as coffee or alcohol, for strong smells, for becoming angered. There can be improvement from a short sleep, for eating or a warm drink.