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Managing your Hayfever & Allergies

Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. But unfortunately for many it's also the beginning of hayfever and allergy season.

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis. It is an allergic reaction in the nose, throat and eyes. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is usually caused by inhaling pollens from trees, plants and grasses that are present in the air at certain times of the year mainly in spring and summer. Some people have symptoms of allergic rhinitis all year round. Hay fever symptoms are often worse in the mornings, on windy days and after thunderstorms (when the amount of pollen in the air is highest).

Symptoms vary form person to person and can include:

  • Sneezing

  • Runny nose

  • Blocked nose

  • Itchy ears, mouth or throat

  • Puffy, itchy, water and red eyes

  • Headaches

  • Post-nasal drip (which leads to coughing)

  • Feeling tired and run down

The team at your local Peak Pharmacy will discuss your symptoms with you and help you select the best course of treatment which may include but is not limited to:

  • Oral Antihistamines (non-drowsy)

  • Corticosteroid nose spray

  • Decongestants

If you'd like more information on any of the symptoms or treatment options, please feel free to contact your local Peak Pharmacy. To find their details, please click the link below to our website:


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