Spring pollen alert

South Waikato News - - NEWS/HEALTH -

The Asthma Foun­da­tion is re­mind­ing New Zealan­ders that al­though it might not al­ways feel like it, spring is here, and that means higher pollen counts and hay fever, which may cause asthma.

It is es­sen­tial for peo­ple with asthma to be aware that this can be a dif­fi­cult time of year. Pollen can trig­ger asthma attacks Asthma Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Jane Pat­ter­son said.

For this rea­son it is re­ally im­por­tant that peo­ple use their pre­ven­ter med­i­ca­tion as pre­scribed.

And, an asthma self-man­age­ment plan is a good idea too.

If you are trou­bled by hay fever talk to your doc­tor about pos­si­ble treat­ments.

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