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Spring is upon us! Don’t let hay fever beat you!

Spring is upon us! Don’t let hay fever beat you!

  • Sneezing?
  • A runny or stuffy nose ?
  • Itchy ears, nose and throat ?
  • Red, itchy or watery eyes ?
  • Hayfever season is here!

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, can occur at any time of the year as an allergic reaction to dust mites, mould and animal fur or hair, and is often worse in spring due to high levels of grass pollens.

Your nose acts as a filter. The tiny hairs and mucus that line the nasal passages trap dust, pollens and other microscopic particles. A person with hay fever is allergic to some of the particles that get trapped in the nose, such as pollen.  The immune system treats this harmless substance as if it is dangerous, and releases histamine in an allergic reaction.  The nasal passages become inflamed and more mucus is produced. In some cases, the symptoms of hay fever can be so severe that a person can’t sleep or concentrate, and may feel tired or unwell.

Don’t let hay fever stop you this spring!

  • Come in to CHC Pharmacy and speak to us for the best prevention and management, tailored to your lifestyle
  • Check the pollen count forecast on television or in the newspaper. Try to stay indoors if it’s a high count.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible in spring, on windy days or after thunderstorms.
  • If you do have to go outside, take an anti-histamine tablet half an hour before exposure to stop and allergy in its tracks
  • Splash your eyes often with cold water to flush out any pollen.
  • Reduce your exposure to dust and dust mites, animals and animal hair or fur (dander).

At CHC Pharmacy we know how hay fever, and we know what works!  Because you deserve to enjoy this spring!

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