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Hay fever

Hay fever: Introduction

Hay fever is a common nasal allergy to airborne substances such as pollens or molds, and the term has also been used for other allergies such as to animal dander. It is very common with an estimated 35 million Americans with pollen allergies alone. Hay fever is also known as "allergic rhinitis".

Symptoms are often similar to a cold with runny nose, tearing, sneezing, and so on. Another possibility that must be ruled out is asthma. There are also numerous subtypes of hay fever, and it is desirable to determine exactly what is causing the allergy. One key factor is whether symptoms are seasonal, especially for pollen allergies, or year-round as for some other types of allergies. ...more »

Symptoms of Hay fever

Treatments for Hay fever

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hay fever?

Hay fever: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Hay fever

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Types of Hay fever

Curable Types of Hay fever

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Hay fever: Complications

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Causes of Hay fever

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Disease Topics Related To Hay fever

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Hay fever: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hay fever

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Hay fever: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Hay fever

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hay fever

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Clinical Trials for Hay fever

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Prevention of Hay fever

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Statistics for Hay fever

Hay fever: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Hay fever:

Seasonal variety of allergic rhinitis, marked by acute conjunctivitis with lacrimation and itching; regarded as an allergic condition triggered by specific allergens. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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