Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by thunderstorms when there are high amounts of grass pollen in the air, typically between October and December.
It can result in people wheezing, feeling short of breath, and tight in the chest when coughing.
You are at risk of thunderstorm asthma if you:
If you feel short of breath, tight in the chest, wheeze or cough during pollen season - you might have undiagnosed asthma.
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Visit the Asthma Australia Website where you can get more information and download an app to check high pollen counts.