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Is there a way to prevent hay fever?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Somewhat

After an allergist helps you figure out exactly which items cause your symptoms then some things can be done to lessen exposures: keeping windows closed --clean filters in car---- take preventive medicines.

In brief: Somewhat

After an allergist helps you figure out exactly which items cause your symptoms then some things can be done to lessen exposures: keeping windows closed --clean filters in car---- take preventive medicines.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

The development of allergic antibodies requires a genetic predisposition, (likely present in about 1/3rd of the population) and an exposure to a trigger that exceeds a certain stimulation threshold.
There is a theory that exposure to a "dirty" environment, such as growing up on a farm, might be protective against the development of allergic disorders. This is called the "hygiene hypothesis".

In brief: No

The development of allergic antibodies requires a genetic predisposition, (likely present in about 1/3rd of the population) and an exposure to a trigger that exceeds a certain stimulation threshold.
There is a theory that exposure to a "dirty" environment, such as growing up on a farm, might be protective against the development of allergic disorders. This is called the "hygiene hypothesis".
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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