Hayfever (Allergic Rhinitis) Seasons

Hayfever or Allergic rhinitis takes two different forms:

Seasonal: Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis can occur in spring, summer and early autumn. They are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to airborne mould spores or to pollens from grass, trees and weeds.

Perennial: People with perennial allergic rhinitis experience symptoms year-round. It is generally caused by dust mites, pet hair or dander, cockroaches or mould.

You may even have both types in which case you could be suffering all year round, though worse in the spring.

Intermittent allergic rhinitis

Out of the two, intermittent allergic rhinitis is the more common affecting 1 in 5 Australians1. It occurs in the spring, the summer months and autumn depending on what plant or pollen you are allergic to. The problems can be caused by the pollen of certain trees in spring, grasses in spring and summer, and weeds in autumn.

Persistent allergic rhinitis

Persistent or ‘year round allergic rhinitis’ can happen at any time as it’s usually caused by allergens in the house such as dust mites, mould and animal dander (loose, flaky skin).

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