While this season is predicted to be of average intensity, experts advise early preventative measures, such as taking over-the-counter medications like antihistamines and nasal sprays.
In Victoria, around one in five Australians experience allergies and one in nine having asthma.
Emergency departments also tend to see an increase in asthma-related illness in children during this time.
Dr Clare Looker, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has urged parents to ensure the asthma action plan is updated ahead of pollen season, beginning on October 1.
Better health suggests primary, secondary and specialist schools to have asthma action plans for each child with asthma attending their school.
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