What is pollen season and how long does it last for?

It’s that time of the year when Pollen is in the air

The days are longer. The weather is warmer. Magpies are swooping. Your eyes are watering and your nose is somehow runny and blocked at the same time.

It’s pollen season. 

The dreaded fifth season of the Australian climate, where even just the little things like walking outside to hang the washing out causes you to break out in a sneezing fit, or worse, an angry looking rash. Pollen seasons vary depending on where you are in the country, but typically it’s at its worst from early October through to February each year. 

Hay fever Symptoms Check

Most sufferers will experience hay fever symptoms because their immune system has mistaken the trigger (dust, pollen, animal hair, etc.) as an attack on the body, so their body responds with an allergy reaction. Our bodies do this to try and flush the ‘trigger’ out of our systems. The problem with that is that during Spring and Summer, there’s more pollen in the air than air! 

Funnily enough, certain weather events, like thunderstorms, can make allergy symptoms worse. Now we can’t even enjoy a good summer storm.

The good news amongst all this bad? You don’t have to wait until you’re suffering to treat hay fever, you can start treating allergy symptoms before they knock you off your feet.

Hay fever treatments and prescriptions

If over the counter pharmacy remedies don’t help, don’t fret as there are other treatments a doctor may be able to prescribe for you. Speak to an online doctor any time of the day or night to discuss your hay fever concerns. You can book online at www.doctorsondemand.com.au to see a doctor via video conference on your phone, laptop or tablet device. One of our friendly, Australian-registered doctors will recommend the best treatment for you and can arrange for a script to be sent to your local pharmacy for dispensing.  

So, if pollen season has you wishing for a new planet to live on, visit us at Doctors on Demand for an online doctor consultation for advice and treatment for your hay fever this year when you really need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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