Grass pollen season brings an increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma. For people with asthma or hay fever, especially those who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever, thunderstorm asthma can be sudden, serious and even life threatening.
That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass pollen season.
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a campaign to help our local communities prepare for pollen season by better understanding what thunderstorm asthma is and what steps they can take to help reduce their risk of thunderstorm asthma.
As this year’s grass pollen season approaches, it is important to have a conversation with your patients about the importance of detecting and managing asthma and allergies, and making sure that they know what they can do to help protect themselves this grass pollen season.
For more information about thunderstorm asthma and the campaign, please visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.