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Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis

HayfeverTreatment for allergies

Hayfever is a condition which causes an allergic reaction to the pollen count in the atmosphere.  Hayfever can cause symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat and headaches.  our prescription based medication is perfect for extreme cases which are disrupting your day to day life.  

HayfeverTreatment for allergies

Hayfever is a condition which causes an allergic reaction to the pollen count in the atmosphere.  Hayfever can cause symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat and headaches.  our prescription based medication is perfect for extreme cases which are disrupting your day to day life.  

What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever is an allergic condition mainly caused by the increase of pollen in the atmosphere.  Hay fever mainly affects those allergic to pollen during the spring and summer months when the pollen concentration is high, although there are some cases where individuals will suffer year round which can be mainly due to allergic reaction to weeds.  Most people who suffer from hay fever will tend to use over the counter medications such as nasal sprays or antihistamines which can help reduce the amount of symptoms, however some cases require prescription based medication as found on our website to help neutralise the any serious conditions. 

 

What causes Hay fever?

The main cause of hay fever is an allergic reaction to the increased amount of pollen in the atmosphere, this usually occurs in the summer months.  Pollen is a powder like substance which is released by plants as a process of reproduction.  Although mainly common in the summer this can be dependent on the type of allergy you have, pollen allergies will affect you in the summer where as allergies to grass pollen can affect you during spring and summer, weed pollen can have a year round effect on your sinuses.  Hay fever is usually triggered by the body when it mistakenly reacts to a harmless substance such as pollen, the symptoms you experience are a defence mechanism of the body to help deal with what it thinks is harmful, in this case pollen. 

 

Who is affected by Hay fever?

Hay fever is a very common allergy in the UK and can affect as much as 2 in 10 people.  Early signs of Hay fever will usually show in young children or teenagers and can return each passing season, however as one gets older these symptoms eventually improve.  Most cases of hay fever can be treated via over the counter medications; however extreme cases may require stronger medication.  There are certain factors which can increase your chance of being affected by hay fever such as:

  • Genetics  - A family history of hay fever can be the most common factor for contracting hay fever, this can also apply to other allergies.
  • Asthma – People who suffer from asthma can be prone to hay fever allergies also, it should be noted that hay fever can make asthma symptoms worse

Some sever cases of hay fever can make it difficult to complete daily tasks, in which case it would be recommended to seek treatment via GP or prescription based medication. 

 

What are the common Symptoms?

Symptoms for Hay fever can vary from patient to patient, below is a list of the most common:

Blocked Nose

Runny Nose

Itchy Eyes

Watery Eyes

Excessive sneezing

Sore throat

 

What is the treatment for Hay fever?

Most hay fever conditions can be treated by antihistamine’s, these can be in the form of tablets or sprays and can be brought over the counter.   These can also help with any inflammation which can be present in the nasal passages.

If you require prescription medication than try our Hay fever treatments include Desloratadine 5mg, Grazax 75,000 and Telfast/Fexofenadine