Around one in nine Australians has asthma. As hay fever can worsen asthma symptoms for many people, it is important to support effective hay fever treatment to ensure overall good asthma control.
Patients with asthma should be supported to regularly update and follow their asthma action plan. Encourage patients to always carry their reliever medication and take their preventer, even if well.
You should also discuss asthma and hay fever triggers with your patients and provide options to effectively treat hay fever.
New or worsening respiratory symptoms may be caused by a virus like COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested and stay home until they feel well.
For more information, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/asthmahayfever.