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Seasonal allergies occur at the same time of the year every year,
if you continue to live in the same part of the country. Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) is the most
common seasonal allergy.
Symptoms of seasonal allergies include:
Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, are often caused by exposure to pollen. You can reduce your exposure to pollen by:
The following home
treatment measures may help relieve your symptoms:
If your symptoms still bother you, ask your doctor if immunotherapy might help you. For this treatment, you get allergy shots or use pills that have a small amount of certain allergens in them. Your body "gets used to" the allergen, so you react less to it over time. This kind of treatment may help prevent or reduce some allergy symptoms.
Current as of:
May 13, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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