Hayfever Treatments and Remedies

Allergies can affect anyone at any time in their life, however, there are a variety of treatments available to relieve allergies and hay fever symptoms, together with formulas that are perfect for your children.

Managing and treating allergies can improve quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days for your children, and help you to avoid taking time off work to look after your sick child. Your Alphega pharmacist is a great source for advice and guidance on how best to prevent, manage and treat allergies.

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What treatments are available?

  • Oral hay fever treatments

  • Nasal sprays

  • Eye drops

  • Skin creams

  • Alternative treatments

  • Treatment hay fever in children

Hayfever Tratments

Oral hay fever treatments

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

Nasal sprays can relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose. Products which contain steroids can help stop your hay fever symptoms if they’re taken a few days before and during the hay fever season.

Eye drops

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.

Skin creams

Allergy relief creams provide soothing, cooling effects and fast relief from various kinds of skin irritation.

Alternative treatments

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 hay fever in children

One in three 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. To understand more about allergies in children, click here. Your Pharmacist will be able to advise on the most suitable treatment.

Summary

Allergies can affect anyone at any time in their life, however, there are a variety of treatments available to relieve allergies and hay fever symptoms, together with formulas that are perfect for your children. Your Alphega pharmacist is a great source for advice and guidance on how best to prevent, manage and treat allergies. Find your local Alphega Pharmacy by searching here.