It peaks between late March and September, when hay fever is most common. Pollen allergies are responsible for the condition. Hay fever can last between weeks and months, unlike a cold, which can last up to two weeks. However, hay fever remedies can help you with your hay fever. our pharmacists can provide these for you.
In the UK, approximately 25% of people suffer from hay fever. Sneezing, coughing, a blocked or runny nose, itchy eyes, a sore throat, and a headache are some of the symptoms that can be experienced by people with this condition. Having asthma can be worsened by pollen. Despite the fact that hay fever cannot be cured, there is a range of ways to prevent it. Pharmacists or general practitioners can prescribe medicines to you along with lifestyle changes. If you are allergic to pollen and want to reduce your exposure, you could try these tips
- Wearing wraparound sunglasses to prevent pollen from getting into your eyes
- getting yourself some hay fever remedies
- Stay inside and keep windows and door shut where possible
- Avoid walking on cut grass
- Don’t keep cut flowers in the house
Manchester pharmacy can provide over-the-counter treatments, to help reduce hay fever symptoms. Our pharmacists can provide advice on the best treatments, such as antihistamine drops, tablets, or nasal sprays to help with itchy eyes, you can be provided hay fever remedies to reduce the symptoms of your hay fever.
Additional advice you may need this summer?
At Manchester pharmacy they can also provide you some advice and medication for any bites and strings you might get this summer. Bites and stings can easily ruin outdoor activities, although usually it’s just the shock of the sting, or the itchiness of a bite, that is the problem and this will pass quickly. Bite and sting relief cream can help relieve these symptoms.
When the summer time comes around It can be easy to get sunburn, to avoid this applying sun cream regularly and staying out of the sun between 11am and 3pm. Minor sunburn is best treated at home by gently sponging with cool water and applying soothing after-sun.
At Manchester pharmacy we can advise on the best over the counter treatment to help ease symptoms and reduce inflammation.
If you want to speak to one of our pharmacists you are able to contact us and ask us any questions you may have.