Treatments Available for Allergy and Hay Fever
There are a variety of treatments available to relieve allergies and hay fever and these take many different forms. Children's formulas are also available to help treat your little ones.
Oral treatments take the form of tablets or syrup. You can either take a one-a-day treatment such as Piriteze or Zirtek, or a flexible dosage treatment such as Benadryl Allergy Relief or Piriton. Syrups are ideal for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets and are also suitable for children, dependent on their age.
Nasal sprays can relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose. Products which contain steroids can help stop your hay fever symptoms arising if taken a few days before and during the hay fever season. Always follow the instructions on pack.
Eye drops are an effective way to treat itchy and watery eyes. Certain eye drops can be used to prevent the symptoms from occurring. Using these treatments in combination with other
treatments often offers maximum relief.
Allergy relief creams provide soothing, cooling effects and fast relief from various kinds of skin irritation.
Air purifiers and ionisers are designed to clear pollen, dust and other allergens from the air. They can be used by hay fever sufferers as well as people with other allergies. Ionisers work by charging air molecules with a negative electric charge, turning them into negative ions. These in turn latch on to airborne allergens such as pollen, rendering them harmless. Duvet and mattress protection covers also help prevent allergy conditions.
Treatment for children
1 in 3 children in the UK have some kind of allergic condition. Hay fever can affect a child's ability to concentrate at school, impairing memory and learning. Thankfully there are treatments available which are suitable for children. Your Pharmacist will be able to advise on the most suitable treatment.
Top tips for treating your tots:
- Wipe the faces of babies or toddlers often to remove pollen from their eyes
- Use a non biological washing powder
- Try vacuuming their mattresses to remove allergens
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