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Allergy: Spring Hay Fever and Otherwise

However you spell it: Hay Fever or Hayfever, it’s miserable; and the name has become, like “Kleenex”, the “generic” moniker for any scratchy, itchy, watery red eyes with runny nose – even though the true disease occurs in the fall during the farmer’s haying season.
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Allergy (atopy) in infants, children and adolescents

Atopy (allergies) are inherited.  You are born with it!

Well, if that’s the case, then why didn’t it show up at birth? and why don’t all my kids have it? Why does it come and go? and why do allergies change throughout the seasons and the years? and why can you treat it with medicines?

All very good questions!  Let’s answer some of them.
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