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Is allergic rhinitis the same thing as hay fever?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

These terms are interchangeable--hay fever is classically a reference to fall allergies (ragweed).

In brief: Yes

These terms are interchangeable--hay fever is classically a reference to fall allergies (ragweed).
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. James Ferguson
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.
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