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Information updates

ASCIA Allergic Rhinitis treatment plan now includes thunderstorm asthma information

August 29, 2017

The ASCIA Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis has been significantly updated. 

The main changes (versus the 2015 version) are the inclusion of:

  • Information about thunderstorm asthma
  • A note about the importance of using INCS sprays correctly
  • The TGA change in recommended decongestant use from “up to 5 days” to “up to 3 days”.
  • Weblinks for additional information

This updated plan is available open access and free of charge from the ASCIA website:


The updated plan is part of a significant increase in ASCIA website information on thunderstorm asthma since the epidemic during late November 2016 in Victoria.

ASCIA resources containing information about thunderstorm asthma now include:

ASCIA will continue to update and develop new resources (as required) that include information about thunderstorm asthma.

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