So what is hay fever that causes so many people to suffer? Hay fever is a common allergic condition. It's thought that more than 10 million people in the UK suffer from hay fever. The main symptoms of hay fever are: Frequent sneezing, blocked or runny nose, itchy red eyes, itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears. A hay fever sufferer may occasionally experience sweating and headaches. If you suffer from asthma, it can be made worse and care must be taken to ensure it does not become serious. To have a convenient online hay fever consultation with a UK-registered GP, you can start a consultation here right now or visit us below.
What are the causes of hay fever?
Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Most commonly, it’s an allergy to grass pollen that is released from the end of spring to the beginning of summer. For some people, the allergy can be related to tree pollen, which is released earlier in the year at the start of spring. Occasionally, the allergy can be related to pollen released by weeds and mould, and this can cause hay fever in sufferers that lasts from early spring all the way through summer and into the autumn.
Hay fever starts when the pollen count reaches a level that triggers a response from the sufferer’s immune system. The symptoms will vary throughout the season as the pollen count increases and falls depending on the weather. Warm sunny days produce high pollen counts, while cold damp days produce a low pollen count (although rain can beat up the pollen temporarily if it follows a warm dry spell).
How can I treat hay fever?
Hay fever cannot be cured. However, treatments for hay fever
with a number of ways to reduce its symptoms. If the symptoms are mild and not too persistent, then medicines available without a prescription can be a real help. Antihistamine tablets can provide real relief when the pollen count is high and can be taken when required. Non-sedating antihistamine tablets containing acrivastine (Benadryl), cetirizine (Zirtek) and loratadine (Clarityn) are recommended for use during the day as they will not make you feel sleepy and can affect your ability to work and drive. Visit Pharmacy2U
to view our range of antihistamine tablets that can be purchased without a prescription.
If the most troublesome symptoms are sneezing and a blocked or runny nose, a nasal spray may be helpful either in addition to antihistamine tablets or on its own. Why not take a look at the Pharmacy2U's range of nasal sprays that can help with your hay fever. Steroid-based nasal sprays such as Beconase Hayfever Spray, Pirinase Hayfever Nasal Spray or Nasacort Allergy Nasal Spray are best used before your hay fever symptoms get too bad, and should be used every day to build up effectiveness over time. If the main problem is with itchy eyes, eye drops can be bought to reduce the occurrence of this symptom.
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This triple Pk Piriton Tablets protects you from skin allergies, hayfever, dust allergies, mould and insect bites. Our Price £18.00
Nasal Spray three Packs
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Loratadine nine Packs
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The triple Pk Piriteze one a Day Allergy Syrup keeps you free from allergy symptoms throughout the day. Our Price £13.65
This 30 Days Allergy and Hayfever Relief - x6 are hayfever tablets that can be used by adults and all children. Our Price £5.80
Day tablets three Packs
The triple Pk Piriteze, this one A Day Tablet contains cetirizine hydrochloride, that will relieve most symptoms. Our Price £9.30
This triple Pack Piriton Allergy Tablets acts as an antihistamine which will keep you free from all allergy symptoms. Our Price £10.15
Loratadine three Packs
This triple Pack Allergy and Hayfever Relief 90 Days (Clarityn substitute) multipack 10mg Loratadine relief. Our Price £2.95
This triple Pack Piriteze One A Day Tablets contains cetirizine hydrochloride, relieves all hives symptoms. Our Price £26.15
What must one do if the symptoms get worse ?
Prescription-strength treatments for hay fever
are available in nasal spray format; Avamys (fluticasone furoate), Dymista nasal spray, Flixonase (Aqueous nasal spray and Nasule nasal drops), Nasonex nasal spray, Rhinocort
Aqua and Rhinolast
. Eye drops are also available which include Opticrom, Optilast and Rapitil. If symptoms become more troublesome than just mild, prescription-strength treatments are available through the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service, subject to a successful online consultation.
Please follow the links for further details of each medicine. The following prescription-strength antihistamine tablets are available: fexofenadine hydrochloride is available as the branded product Telfast
and also as a UK-licensed cheaper generic Flixonase
(levocetirizine hydrochloride) is also available. Visit Pharmacy2U
right here today and one of our UK-based, GMC-registered GPs will review your details and if appropriate, they can provide the right prescription treatments for hay fever
, including; Avamys