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What is hay fever?

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Hay fever is an allergic disorder characterized by an exaggerated immune response to environmental triggers. Common allergens include pollen, ragweed, and cats.

SOURCES: 

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S. 

Golightly L. . 2005. Drugs

Taramarcaz P. , December, 2004.  Clinical and Experimental Allergy

laiss M. , November 2004.  Clinical Therapy

Berger W. 2004.  Paediatric Drugs,

Huggins, J. , August 15, 2004.  American Family Physician

Bousquet J. , 2004.  Allergy

Incaudo, G. , October 2004.  Clinical Review of Allergy Immunology

Wilsom, A. , March 1, 2004.   American Journal of Medicine

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: “Hay Fever.” 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Allergy."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 15, 2019

SOURCES: 

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S. 

Golightly L. . 2005. Drugs

Taramarcaz P. , December, 2004.  Clinical and Experimental Allergy

laiss M. , November 2004.  Clinical Therapy

Berger W. 2004.  Paediatric Drugs,

Huggins, J. , August 15, 2004.  American Family Physician

Bousquet J. , 2004.  Allergy

Incaudo, G. , October 2004.  Clinical Review of Allergy Immunology

Wilsom, A. , March 1, 2004.   American Journal of Medicine

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: “Hay Fever.” 

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Allergy."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 15, 2019

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