2020 Hay fever season


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Given that 2020 is predicted to be a wet year weather-wise, that is likely to translate into a high pollen load and bad hay fever season later in the year.

If medication is not usually effective and you get bad pollen hay fever or asthma, you are best to NOT delay decisions regarding immunotherapy, a method to switch off inhalant allergy. Pollen allergy (especially to ryegrass) is also a risk factor for developing thunderstorm asthma.

Have look at your treatment options in our articles on hay fever and immunotherapy.

Last reviewed 1 June 2020