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Who gets outdoor allergies?

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Lots of people get outdoor allergies. Your doctor may call them hay fever. No one knows why some people get them and others don't.

If your parents have allergies, there's a higher chance you will, too. If you have asthma or eczema, you're more likely to get hay fever or year-round allergies.

From: All About Nasal Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

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