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Pollen is very fine plant material whose role is to fertilise female flowers to reproduce. Pollen from trees, shrubs, grasses and weeds can be inhaled, causing hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma symptoms. Pollen may travel long distances, so trees, grasses and weeds in your general area can cause allergy and asthma symptoms.

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Last reviewed: October 2016

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Pollen triggers my asthma and allergies - National Asthma Council Australia

Many people are allergic to windborne pollen from grasses, weeds and trees. This pollen can blow into your nose and eyes, triggering asthma and allergies.Hi

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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)

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

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Thunderstorm Asthma - Factsheet

Thunderstorm asthma is a potent mix of pollen and weather conditions that can trigger severe asthma symptoms

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Allergy-proof your home -

Whether it's house dust mites, mould, pets or pollen that you are allergic to, there are steps you can take to allergy-proof your house.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Allergies - general

An allergy is your body's over-reaction to something that doesn't bother most people. For example, grasses, pollen and cat fur can cause trouble for some people.

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Hay fever - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Hay fever is very common and its caused by many different things. People often get it during spring, when there are lots of airborne pollens and particles around. But really you can get hay fever at any time of the...

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Category - Factsheets - National Asthma Council Australia

We are a not-for-profit charity and the national authority for asthma knowledge, setting the standard for asthma care.

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Car air filters - National Asthma Council Australia

In your carMany people spend a significant amount of time in a car, either as driver or a passenger. When in a car, you can be exposed to allergens

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Pollen calendar - guide to common allergenic pollen - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of immune and allergic diseases, including asthma.

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