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Hi All,

 

We were just wondering about pollen levels as our youngest has started with hay fever. Levels are low this week as found on a weather website, but we can't seem to find a yearly forecast. Is Perth susceptible to high levels in the summer?

 

Many thanks

 

Kev n' Marie

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I didn't suffer the first couple of years but last year was terrible in early summer. Easterlies blew for weeks dragging pollen from the Wheatbelt, tree pollen and dust to the coast and I was having a terrible time. It changed very quickly though and my hayfever disappeared as soon as the winds blew in from the Indian ocean and pushed it all back.

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I suffer from hay fever, it seems to be tree pollen, as I only suffer in the spring when trees are blossoming, once that is over it dies down, to answer your question, it's the same as the UK, as spring hits, the temperature increases and the growing season starts, the pollen levels ramp up with the temperature, when I was living SOR inland, we didn't really get wind, but here on the coast NOR it's great, as Porty says, when the wind is blowing inland it blows it all away.

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Thanks for the replies!

 

If it's the same as here then we'll only get the usual amount of blocked noses (poor lil' bugger) I think we're all dead set on living near the coast so that's a relief about the sea breeze.

 

Many thanks

 

Kev n' Marie

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Thanks for the replies!

 

If it's the same as here then we'll only get the usual amount of blocked noses (poor lil' bugger) I think we're all dead set on living near the coast so that's a relief about the sea breeze.

 

Many thanks

 

Kev n' Marie

 

Another thing, if you use prescription hay fever medication then stock up whilst in the UK, kids prescriptions are free in the UK! It cost a fortune over here, even OTC stuff, buy a lot of it in the UK and bring it with, you can get all the usual OTC medication here.

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My husband suffered quite badly in the uk but here in perth he has not been affected for as long as he normally is. Like porty said, it came and went pretty quickly. But this was our first year here so not sure what its like year on year.

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I use loratadine to combat my hayfever which I buy over the counter in Uk... is it an over the counter purchase in Perth guys? ... or do I need to stock up? :)

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My husband suffered quite badly in the uk but here in perth he has not been affected for as long as he normally is. Like porty said, it came and went pretty quickly. But this was our first year here so not sure what its like year on year.

 

Just noticed the Hillarys community kindy! I need to know all about it as I have been looking to join with my little boy. Can you please pm me the details, how very exciting to have stumbled across this! Happy days... :)))

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I use loratadine to combat my hayfever which I buy over the counter in Uk... is it an over the counter purchase in Perth guys? ... or do I need to stock up? :)

 

No, Loratadine is readily available and in my experience a lot cheaper than the UK.

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