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A guide to hay fever

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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)

Hay fever is the common term for 'allergic rhinitis', which affects up to 1 in 5 Australians at some point in their life. Learn here how to manage it.

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Antihistamines

Antihistamine medications help ease allergy symptoms. Read more here about how they are used to treat conditions like hay fever and asthma.

Pollen allergy

If you have pollen allergy, you may experience hay fever and asthma symptoms. Get tips on how to help manage your exposure to pollen.

Grass allergy

Grass allergy causes someone to have an allergic reaction to grass pollen spread by the wind. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Dust mites

Dust mites are tiny, spider-like creatures that feed on dust, pollen and fungal spores. Here's what to do if they trigger allergy symptoms.

Thunderstorm asthma

Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by a combination of thunderstorms and a high pollen count. Even people who’ve never had asthma can experience it.

Skin prick test is one of the most common allergy tests.

Allergy testing

Suffering from asthma or hay fever? They may be triggered by allergies. Find out more here about allergy testing.

Immune system

Your body's immune system is designed to protect you from, or get rid of, infection. Find out more about how the immune system works.

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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an allergic reaction to pollens, dust mite, moulds and animal hair.

Read more on WA Health website

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and sinusitis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic rhinitis, hay fever, sinusitis, pollen

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Pollen - a trigger for hay fever - National Asthma Council Australia

Plant pollen is well known as a trigger for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Up to four

Read more on National Asthma Council Australia website

Allergic rhinitis - hay fever - myDr.com.au

Rhinitis means inflammation of the lining of the nose. Allergic rhinitis means that this inflammation is caused by an allergy.

Read more on myDr website

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)? - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) affects around 18% of people in Australia and New Zealand. It can affect children and adults.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Pollen allergy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Pollen from grasses, weeds or trees can trigger symptoms of hayfever and asthma. Pollen seasons can last for several months and exposure is difficult to avoid.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Allergic Rhinitis (hayfever) - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is one of the most common allergic conditions affecting 1 in 5 people in Australia. It is caused by the bodys immune system reacting to common allergens in the environment such as pollen, house dust mite, moulds and animal danders (skin cells and fur).

Read more on Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia website

Hay Fever - Asthma Australia

Hay fever can make asthma symptoms worse Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis

Read more on Asthma Australia website

Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Plan - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis 2015226.89 KB Allergic Rhinitis is also known as Hay Fever.This treatment plan has been developed by ASCIA as a medical document to be completed (with type in fields and tick boxes) and signed by a medical practitioner:

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Allergy and immune system information | myVMC

Allergies including hay fever (allergic rhinitis) are caused by an overactive immune response, which can cause symptoms from a runny nose to anaphylaxis.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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