Autumn and Allergy

6 Mar 2017

As the leaves start to fall and the lingering warm air cools—a host of Autumn allergens can bring back your Spring allergy symptoms.

If you had hay fever last season odds are you’ll have it again this year. Taking preventative measures before symptoms appear can reduce both their severity and duration.

Autumn is a season of change—and just like you would do in Spring—implementing an Autumn clean” can prepare your health and home for the transition into Winter. Our team has put together some useful products that will help you to be ready and positive for the shifting season.

The lingering Australian Summer and unseasonably warm temperatures can prolong rhinitis through the change of season. The good news is the cooler weather brings relief to most. 

However, if you’re in the garden, it’s the season for insects known to cause allergic reactions. Insects thrive in the current warm, (and damp), weather that provides perfect breeding conditions. It’s natural that we react to insect bites and stings, however some people experience reactions to insects that go beyond a bite or sting. 

Autumn brings it’s own seasonal pollen which causes sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses, in those who are allergic. Mould spores are also released in Autumn, circulating in the air as decaying leaves and other vegetation fall to the ground. As mould particle counts climb higher, they become increasingly irritating to people with allergies. High mould counts also contribute to breathing problems among those with asthma.

Following the recent Cyclone Debbie and subsequent thunderstorms our recent articles on thunderstorm allergy are again an important reminder that if you have asthma it is important to keep it well controlled. While sufferers of asthma may recognise the signs and start implementing their management plan, the symptoms of thunderstorm asthma can be a first-time experience for many people and should be treated seriously and without delay.

Easter can be a challenge when living with food allergies. This coming week we’ll be sharing some products and ideas that make the experience just as fun for kids with specific dietary requirements. There are some great dairy, nut or free-from treats so the excitement of the highly anticipated egg hunt can be enjoyed by all.

Before you can blink it’ll be second term for parents with kids returning to school. It’s not only pollen and mould that triggers allergies this time of year. Kids are often exposed to classroom irritants and allergy triggers. The school holidays are great opportunity to explore any concerns about your children’s well-being. Over the coming month we’ll be sharing some positive and useful ways for spreading the word in your community.

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