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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. However in Hong Kong, this problem is less severe than some other parts of the world e.g. Austria

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
  • 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.