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Pollen can trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Pollen is a powder-like substance produced by certain types of trees, grasses, weeds and flowers.
If your asthma is triggered by pollen, try the following to reduce your asthma in the pollen season:
- Review your treatment with your doctor or asthma nurse in advance of the hay fever season
- Look out for pollen forecasts on the television, in newspapers or on the internet - if high counts are forecast in your region, try to reduce the time you spend outside
- To help avoid pollen as a trigger for children's asthma, don't stop your child from playing outside, but be aware that a high pollen count could cause problems
Very few children under five have asthma that is triggered by pollen unless they have other allergies or a family history of allergy.
See also: Met Office map for monitoring pollen levels