Plan ahead for hay fever relief

Posted: Oct 25 2021

If you suffer from hay fever, it can be a condition that is not only debilitating but also challenging to get through the day without sniffling and sneezing.

In effect, your immune system takes a hit, resulting in symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes as well as congested sinuses.

Priceline Pharmacy Norwood pharmacist Daniel Ravalico has some great advice for preventing hay fever:

Check the pollen count

Being aware of the daily pollen count will give you a significant advantage and time to prepare treatment in advance. When the pollen count is forecast to be high, you can prepare 24 hours ahead by taking the recommended dosage of antihistamine tablets.

Take antihistamines tablet before bed

Take antihistamines before you go to bed, which are available without the need for a prescription. This will assist in reducing the severity of symptoms such as itchy eyes and sneezing.

Try a nasal spray

Nasal sprays are considered to be the most effective treatment on the market as opposed to hay fever tablets. Corticosteroid and antihistamine sprays act locally in the sinuses to assist in relieving hay fever symptoms by reducing inflammation and clearing a blocked nose.

If symptoms are chronic, using a combination of hay fever tablets and a nasal spray is recommended.

Speak with your local Health Partners Pharmacist about how to best treat your hay fever symptoms.

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Posted: Oct 25 2021


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