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is allergic rhinitis the same thing as hay fever?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Yes: These terms are interchangeable--hay fever is classically a reference to fall allergies (ragweed).
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hayfever: the season when they cut hay & the tiny airborn particles produce an irritant effect.Around here it happens when they cut down corn stalks too.
Jul 13, 2012
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: Hay fever is the popular term for seasonal allergic rhinitis that occurs in late summer on the east coast and in central states to the rockie mountains.

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