Introduction: Hay fever


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Hay fever: 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.

Researching symptoms of Hay fever: Further information about the symptoms of Hay fever is available including a list of symptoms of Hay fever, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Hay fever, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Hay fever: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Hay fever, underlying causes of Hay fever (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Hay fever: Various information is available about treatments available for Hay fever, prevention of Hay fever, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Hay fever: Research more detailed information about the causes of Hay fever, other possibly hidden causes of Hay fever, or other general information about Hay fever.

Statistics and Hay fever: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Hay fever, prevalence and incidence statistics for Hay fever, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Last revision: May 28, 2003

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