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Who is most likely to get hay fever?

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Hay fever is often inherited trait. The majority of patients with hay fever have a parent or sibling who also has allergies. People with asthma or eczema (allergic dermatitis) are more likely than others to develop hay fever. About one-third of those with allergic rhinitis also have at least mild, intermittent, allergic asthma.

From: Understanding Hay Fever -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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 Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

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 Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

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