Hay fever season is almost upon us, kicking off later in October.

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It’s a time of year dreaded by the one in five Australians who suffer from the condition. Some people get it quite bad; others only experience mild symptoms.

Dr Judith Kirwood has written a fantastic  blog post on Melbourne’s hay fever season. She gives us an overview of the condition and outlines a few treatment options, including immunotherapy for those subjected to severe symptoms.

Judith also updates us on Melbourne’s daily pollen count and explains thunderstorm asthma.