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  • Pollen from grass, weeds and trees is a common cause of hay fever (allergic rhinitis) symptoms and asthma.
  • Hay fever symptoms such as runny nose and itchy and watery eyes occur in seasons, depending on what type of pollen you are allergic to.
  • One way to help with pollen allergies is to stay indoors when there is a lot of pollen in the air.
  • Visit your doctor to discover what is causing your allergy.
  • Treatments such as antihistamines and nasal sprays are available for your symptoms.
  • If you have an asthma attack and breathing is difficult, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

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Reviewed on: 14-07-2022