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Allergies and hay fever during pregnancy

Hay fever and allergies won't harm you or your baby, but a stuffy nose, sneezing and a lack of sleep can have an impact on your general wellbeing.

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Hay fever in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Hay fever is an allergic reaction. Hay fever symptoms include a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. A GP can advise you about hay fever treatment for kids.

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Hay Fever & Asthma | Hay Fever-related Asthma Causes & Symptoms - Asthma Australia

Hay fever is a common allergy, also known as allergic rhinitis, that can also trigger asthma flare-ups. Learn more about hay fever-related asthma & symptoms here.

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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.

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Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) has been used for over 100 years and is a proven treatment providing long-term relief for hay fever. The aim of AIT is to help people react less to their trigger allergen/s that cause symptoms (such as grass pollen/house dust mite). This means having no/less symptoms and a better quality of life.

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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.

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Thunderstorm asthma - National Asthma Council Australia

By the last weekend of September, you should be taking your hay fever nasal spray, asthma preventer, or both – and you shouldn’t stop until New Year’s Day (most

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Thunderstorm asthma - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

It seems reasonable to think that rain would relieve allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma triggered by pollen, by washing pollen out of the air. However, rain from some thunderstorms can make some people's symptoms worse. Epidemics of thunderstorm asthma in Australia have occurred in Melbourne and Wagga Wagga.

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Using your allergy nasal spray correctly - National Asthma Council Australia

Many people with asthma also use allergy nasal sprays for their hay fever.  Using your nasal spray properly is important. With the right tech

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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 body’s immune system reacting to common allergens in the environment such as pollen, house dust mite, moulds and animal danders (skin cells and fur).

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