Hay Fever treatment in Muswell Hill area

Hay Fever treatment in Muswell Hill area

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Dukes pharmacy in Muswell Hill offers online Doctor Service for Hay Fever Treatment in Muswell Hill area. You can order you treatment online and collect it from the store.

In this blog post, we look at What hay fever is, its symptoms, what causes hay fever and its treatments.

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Hay fever symptoms

Signs and symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes, loss of smell, feeling tired, earache, headache and pain around your temples and forehead

If you have asthma, you might also:

  • have a tight feeling in your chest
  • be short of breath
  • wheeze and cough

Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.

Hay fever causes

It is caused when the body makes allergic antibodies (IgE) to certain substances, such as pollen, house dust mites or mould, which are known as allergens.

Grass pollen is the most common allergen (May to July), but tree (February to June) and weed (June to September) pollens can also cause the allergic reaction we know as hay fever. In perennial allergic rhinitis the symptoms continue all year round and usually relate to indoor allergens, such as house dust mites, pets, including birds, or moulds.

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Hay Fever treatment

Here are some of the many treatments available to help you find relief. If you need any further advice speak to a member of pharmacy team at Dukes Pharmacy, they’ll be happy to help.

Fexofenadine – Telfast (fexofenadine) is a prescription medication for fast, non drowsy relief of the symptoms of Hay Fever allergies. Read more about fexofenadine

Telfast – Telfast (fexofenadine) is a prescription medication for fast, non drowsy relief of the symptoms of Hay Fever allergies. Telfast 120mg tablets contain the active ingredient fexofenadine hydrochloride (HCl), which is a type of medicine called a non-sedating antihistamine. Read more about fexofenadine

Other lifestyle changes include:

  • keeping windows closed to prevent pollen from coming in
  • wearing sunglasses to cover your eyes when you’re outdoors
  • using a dehumidifier to control mold
  • washing hands after petting animals or interacting with them in an airy space

To relieve congestion, try using a neti pot or saline sprays. These options can also reduce postnasal drip, which contributes to sore throats.

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