a type of allergic rhinitis affecting the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory tract, affecting susceptible persons usually during the summer, caused by pollen of ragweed and certain other plants.
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How to use hay fever in a sentence
Despite growing up with hay fever, he spent much of his childhood outdoors with his mother, a rare fisherwoman in an age when most anglers were men.Leigh H. Perkins, who built Orvis into an upscale sporting brand, dies at 93 | Harrison Smith | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Another thought that his attraction to sneezing men stemmed from having hay fever as a boy.Can Pedophiles Help Themselves? A Book’s Provocative Take on Sexuality | Rachel Kramer Bussel | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For completeness, one must also consider the large group of people—the hay-fever crowd—who are allergic to mold.
And with Aspergillus, the environment is key: Aspergillus is a ubiquitous airborne mold that can cause allergies and hay fever.Contamination Seen as Cause for New Meningitis Outbreak in Five States | Kent Sepkowitz | October 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Recent research shows that just being outside improves your health, at least for those without debilitating hay fever.Exercising Like a Caveman: A.J. Jacobs Gets Primal | A.J. Jacobs | April 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For many years the fluid extract of rosin-weed has been known in my family as a remedy for rose-cold and hay fever.
In hay fever, the itching and redness of the eyes, nose, and throat are controlled from a sensitive point in the naso-pharynx.
Note that I did not say that simply spraying this solution in the nose and throat will cure hay fever.
It was from none of these that I stumbled on the fact that faradic electricity would cure hay fever.
The symptoms of hay fever resemble those of catarrhal inflammation, but the resemblance is only superficial.
British Dictionary definitions for hay fever
an allergic reaction to pollen, dust, etc, characterized by sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose: Technical names: allergic rhinitis, pollinosis
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Scientific definitions for hay fever
An seasonal allergic condition characterized by a sensitivity to airborne pollen, resulting in nasal discharge, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. It occurs especially during late spring, late summer, and early fall and can be caused by the pollens of various plants, especially ragweed and certain trees and grasses.
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