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Can hay fever cause no symptoms?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis which is the clinical consequences of being allergic to ragweed.
Rose fever is the name for spring time allergy.

In brief: No

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis which is the clinical consequences of being allergic to ragweed.
Rose fever is the name for spring time allergy.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not exactly

In the 19th century "fever" meant inflammation, not necessarily temperature elevation.
Hay fever originally meant the symptoms triggered in late summer by ragweed pollen in ragweed-sensitive persons. You always have the sensitization but only have hay fever when exposed to specific pollen. So hay fever means the presence of symptoms. Today all allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.

In brief: Not exactly

In the 19th century "fever" meant inflammation, not necessarily temperature elevation.
Hay fever originally meant the symptoms triggered in late summer by ragweed pollen in ragweed-sensitive persons. You always have the sensitization but only have hay fever when exposed to specific pollen. So hay fever means the presence of symptoms. Today all allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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