What is hay fever allergy?

Also known as: hay fever, rhinitis, allergic rhinitis.

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis which most often affects the nose, but can also affect the eyes, throat, sinuses and ears. It may occur seasonally or all year round in about 15% of children.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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