Friday, October 3, 2008

New Help for Hay Fever Sufferers

Hay fever is the top cause of work absenteeism due to chronic illness and leads to more than 2 million missed school days for children. The medical name is as inelegant as the symptoms: allergic rhinitis. But it packs a whallop.

Hay fever affects 20 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the U.S.

The good news, announced in August, 2008, is that your doctor can be better prepared to diagnosis and help you, using the new guidelines established by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Learn more and find an allergist/immunologist in your area, in the Patients and Consumers section here.

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