Pollen season peaks in the Northern Hemisphere from Feb until May, in the Southern Hemisphere it’s Aug until Nov.
Pollen can directly trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. Small particles of allergens can penetrate deep into the airways of the lung.
People with seasonal allergies may be affected most by Birch trees in the Spring, Hay Fever in the Summer, and Ragweed in Autumn.
Allergic reactions to pollen produce a range of symptoms and can vary from mild to severe. Plant pollen may be why you may find it hard to breathe during pollination season.
Mild symptoms of allergy reactions include watery eyes, sore or scratchy throat, or runny nose. These symptoms can typically be managed with over-the-counter medication.
Severe reactions include Allergic Rhinitis, it is characterised by cold-like symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, and swollen or red color to the eye area. This type of reaction requires medical management.
When pollen season starts, it's important to be prepared. Wearing a filtration mask is one of the best ways that you can significantly limit exposure to pollen, allowing you to get outside and enjoy your day.
Ensure you choose a well designed pollution mask which offers certified filtration to minimise exposure. Don’t wait for your symptoms to start.
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