Spring has arrived!

Alongside the nice changes in weather and the blooming of flowers can come runny noses, itchy eyes and more! Hayfever tends to peak in spring, when grass pollens are at their peak, but can occur at any time of year depending on the allergens.

Hayfever (also known as allergic rhinitis) is an allergy that affects the nose and/or eyes, due to an allergen contacting the nose or eyes. These allergens are environmental, including dust mites, pollens, animal hair and more.

The common symptoms of hayfever are below;

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, red or watery eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy nose


Managing Hayfever
There are many ways to treat the symptoms of hayfever, ranging from non-sedating antihistamines tablets, antihistamine nasal sprays and eyedrops to intranasal corticosteroid sprays, decongestant sprays and combinations!
Pop in to your local chemist to discuss what may be best for you!


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