hay fever

noun

: an acute allergic reaction to pollen that is usually seasonal and is marked by sneezing, nasal discharge and congestion, and itching and watering of the eyes

called also pollinosis

Examples of hay fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People with other allergic diseases, such as asthma, eczema, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and food allergies, are more likely to develop EoE. Medication-Induced Esophagitis Medication-induced esophagitis, or pill esophagitis, occurs when certain medications irritate and inflame the esophagus. Lindsay Curtis, Health, 13 July 2024 Others are confused by the similarity of symptoms for Covid and hay fever. Chas Newkey-Burden, The Week Uk, theweek, 10 July 2024 Pollen allergy, also known as hay fever, is one of the most common seasonal allergies. Ann Pietrangelo, Verywell Health, 8 July 2024 For example, your doctor may prescribe the antihistamine, promethazine, to treat symptoms of hay fever and suppress your cough. Jenny Sweigard, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for hay fever 

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hay fever was in 1829

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“Hay fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hay%20fever. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hay fever

noun
: an allergy to pollen that is usually marked by sneezing, a runny or stuffed nose, and itchy and watering eyes

Medical Definition

hay fever

noun
: an acute allergic reaction to pollen that is usually seasonal and is marked by sneezing, nasal discharge and congestion, and itching and watering of the eyes

called also pollinosis

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