Mercury (Hobart)


- More info at Picture Eddie Safarik

LOG YOUR SYMPTOMS: Use the AirRater app or keep a diary of when your symptoms occur, and what they look and feel like.

FIND YOUR TRIGGERS: Dr Jones said grasses were the most common triggers, but people could also be more specifical­ly allergic to native gum trees, fungal spores, birch trees, blossoms and other plants.

TAKE ANTIHISTAM­INES: Tablets can be taken daily when symptoms are at their worst. Carry eye drops for itchy eyes and nasal spray for congestion.

BEWARE HIGH POLLEN DAYS: Take steps to minimise exposure on particular­ly windy or high-pollen days.

DON’T DRY CLOTHES OUTSIDE: Mr Tegart said the clothes drier was his best friend in spring.

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