Hay fever season is approaching!

Hay fever season is approaching!

What is Hay fever and what treatments are available?

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollen which is a fine powder from plants.

Hay fever season is usually between March and September – when the pollen count is at its peak.
1 in 4 people in the UK has hay fever which approximates to 16 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever symptoms.

The most common symptoms of Hay fever include:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes
  • itchy nose, throat or roof of mouth
  • headaches

Hay fever symptoms can last from a couple of weeks to even a couple of months!

There are a range of treatments available, starting from:

  • antihistamine tablets,
  • nasal spray (steroid)
  • eye drops and finally
  • the hay fever injection

If you have any symptoms of hay fever, please reach out and make an appointment to see a GP.
For more information, please make an appointment to see a Dr today!


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