Learn more about the basics of allergy symptoms and what options (including over-the-counter allergy medicines) can help treat them.
Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, FACMI
Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap
A nasal allergy (allergic rhinitis) that occurs in a particular season is more commonly known as "hay fever". Roughly 8% of Americans experience some of seasonal allergies according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Seasonal allergies are less common during winter months. However, you may also react to indoor allergens such as mold or pet dander, leading to allergic rhinitis year-round. Additionally, because plants emit their pollen at varying times throughout the year, you may experience hay fever in more than one season, depending on your allergy triggers and where you live.Get started