Hayfever season is triggering allergies
SUNSHINE Coast residents are being cautioned as Queensland has the longest season of pollen-releasing plants in Australia.
Hay fever affects nearly 4.5 million Australians nationwide and new research from Zyrtec reveals more than half of respondents who don’t identify as having hay fever allergies, admit to displaying the physical symptoms.
This group instead attributes typical allergy signs to tiredness (38 per cent) and stress (30 per cent), leading them to blame symptoms like watery eyes on a bad night’s sleep when it could be hay fever.
The research has also exposed an education gap between allergy triggers and treatment methods, with one fifth (21%) of hayfever sufferers confessing they aren’t confident they recognise or understand their triggers, and more than half (58%) admitting they will only occasionally treat on the onset of symptoms, or not at all.