Hey, what's hay fever?
If you're one of the approximately 60 million Americans who suffer from runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and congestion during the warmer months, you're likely familiar with the term hay fever.
Officially called allergic rhinitis, hay fever refers to the seasonal pollen allergies that strike anytime between spring and fall.
However, many people experience a version of hay fever year round, regardless of when pollen season starts and ends. These perennial allergies are caused by other substances often found indoors, such as pet dander, dust mites, mold or cockroaches.
Get the facts on what exactly hay fever is, its causes and symptoms - then find out how to get some relief!