Antihistamine medications help ease allergy symptoms. Read more here about how they are used to treat conditions like hay fever and asthma.
Trusted information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
A guide to hay fever
Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, can be triggered by dust, grass and pollen. Learn about antihistamine medicines and other ways to manage symptoms, plus find out when an allergy test might be a good idea.
Hives is a skin rash that is often triggered by an infection or allergy. Learn to recognise symptoms.
If you have pollen allergy, you may experience hay fever and asthma symptoms. Get tips on how to help manage your exposure to pollen.
Safe use of sleeping pills
Sleeping pills are drugs designed to help you fall asleep or stay asleep, such as in the treatment of insomnia. Learn more about the types and associated risks.
Itchy eyes are usually caused by an allergy or by dry eye syndrome. There are things you can do to treat and prevent itchy eyes. Read more on the causes here.
Allergies and hypersensitivities
An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to a foreign substance that usually causes few or no problems in most people.
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
Hay fever (or 'allergic rhinitis') affects up to 1 in 5 Australians at some point in their life. Learn here about the ‘triggers’ and how to manage the symptoms.
Asthma and pregnancy
Most asthma medicines have been shown to be extremely safe for both you and your developing baby but check with your doctor if taking oral corticosteroids.