Hay fever and seasonal allergies can make the summer months unbearable. With symptoms such as sneezing, streaming eyes, blocked sinuses and itchiness, hay fever and allergies can cause severe discomfort, disrupting your ability to get on with everyday life.
One of the most common ailments, one in four adults will suffer from hay fever at some point in their life. For some, the symptoms can be just mildly irritating while others will suffer to a much greater degree.
As well as seasonal allergies, there are other types of allergies which can cause the same types of symptoms. Common triggers include dust or animal hair.
An insect bite can also cause an allergic response in the body, with an itchy red bump that’s impossible to ignore.
Whatever type of allergy you have, there are no over-the-counter miracle cures; it’s all about managing the symptoms. The good news is that there is a wide range of treatments you can take to help relieve hay fever and all types of mild allergies.
As a fully registered online pharmacy we carry hay fever and allergy products for both adults and children. This includes nasal sprays, capsules, eye drops, tablets, topical cream and syrup. Different brands use different active ingredients so there are plenty of alternatives to try to find the one that’s the most effective for you.
For young, delicate skins there are hay fever and allergy products which have gentle formulas which have been especially designed to treat symptoms in children and babies.
There are some types of allergic reaction which are severe. These are known as anaphylactic shock and include symptoms such as tightening of the airways, swollen tongue and lips, wheezing and breathing difficulties. These types of allergic reaction should be treated as a medical emergency as they can lead to loss of consciousness and even death. If there is any doubt about the type of allergic reaction, medical attention should be sought.