High pollen pre­dic­tion is noth­ing to sneeze at

The Advertiser - - NEWS - EL­IZ­A­BETH HEN­SON

HAYFEVER suf­fer­ers be­ware – this week is go­ing to get up your nose.

The pollen in­dex in Ade­laide will be “high” to­day and on Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts.

But to­mor­row suf­fer­ers are in for a tougher day as pollen reaches “very high” lev­els.

This mean most al­lergy suf­fer­ers will ex­pe­ri­ence hayfever symp­toms in­clud­ing wa­tery and itchy eyes, blocked nose and sneez­ing.

SA Health warns hay fever can also ex­ac­er­bate asthma.

The Na­tional Asthma Coun­cil of Aus­tralia rec­om­mends hay fever suf­fer­ers use cor­ti­cos­teroid, an­ti­his­tamine or de­con­ges­tant nasal sprays or an­ti­his­tamine or de­con­ges­tant tablets to lessen symp­toms.

Tar­sha Spender, 26, of Fin­don, said both her fa­ther Do­minic, 53, and brother Leon, 31, are both life­long suf­fer­ers of hayfever.

“(Dad) just gets re­ally red and wa­tery eyes and a run­ning nose and sneez­ing,” he said.

“He hates it – it an­noys him,”


SPRING FEVER: Tar­sha Spender and her 2-year-old daugh­ter, Is­abella Chap­man, at the Botanic Gar­dens.

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