Pollens and allergens that can trigger hay fever and asthma

27 Sep 2021

Red, itchy eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing and an itchy throat and palate. For Australia’s 4.6 million hay fever sufferers, spring can be the worst time of the year as minuscule pollens from grasses, weeds and trees fill the air.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia health management educator Wendy Freeman says despite its common name, hay fever is rarely caused by hay and doesn’t cause a fever! “It’s caused by allergens!" Read more about it here

Thanks to the House of Wellness Spring 2021 issue.

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