Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Fall Allergies

Michael A. Kaliner, MD

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September 21, 2018

Although many people associate allergies with the growth and development of plants in spring and summer, allergic symptoms are very common in the fall as well. Ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger during the fall season, but mold, dust mites, and other causes are also responsible.

Allergic rhinitis, also known as "hay fever," is often associated with symptoms that flare during autumn. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19.1 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with hay fever over a 12-month period. Although allergic rhinitis is not a life-threatening condition, complications can occur and the condition can significantly impair quality of life.

Are you prepared to confront the fall allergy season? Test yourself with our short quiz.

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