Allergies are defined as the body’s overreaction to a certain, non-harmful substance known as an allergen. Allergies can vary depending on the individual and what may affect you, may not affect others. There are a wide range of allergens that cause allergies with the most common being dust, pollen, animal dander, food, latex and insect bites/stings.
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Most effective for severe allergy & hayfever
Less likely to make you drowsy
Effects last 24 hours
Targets the root cause of nasal symptoms
One spray into each nostril twice a day
Contains low dose steroid
For adults aged 18 years & over
24 hour relief
Generally does not cause drowsiness
Available as generic & brand
Contains low lose steroid
Well established clinical use
Suitable for adults aged 18 years & over
Suitable for allergic reactions
Popular hayfever treatment
Single daily tablet
Usually does not cause sleepiness
Sodium Cromoglicate 2%
Proven treatment for allergy symptoms in the eyes
Suitable in children over 6 years of age and adults
Suitable for severe symptoms like blocked-up & runny nose
Combo steroid & antihistamine
Relieves post nasal drip, sneezing & itchy nose
Works in 15min & lasts up to 8 hours
Contains Acrivastine 8mg
May cause sleepiness
Available as brand & generic
Daily use to unblock the nose & improve breathing
100% sea salt water nasal spray & drug free
Suitable for kids from 3 and all adults
Clears thick mucus in colds/sinusitis
Prevents flu & unblocks the nose
Suitable for kids from 3 and all adults
For adults and children over 12
Treat nose block due hay fever, cold/flu
Fast acting & lasting up to 10 hours
For adults & children over 2 years of age
Holiday essential for all families
Relieves pain, itching and swelling
Contains Sodium Cromoglicate 2%
Safe treatment of allergic symptoms in the eyes
Adults and children over 6 years of age
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Allergies are defined as the body’s overreaction to a certain, non-harmful substance known as an allergen. Allergies can vary depending on the individual and what may affect you, may not affect others. There are a wide range of allergens that cause allergies with the most common being dust, pollen, animal dander, food, latex and insect bites/stings. When your body encounters an allergen, it activates the immune system and releases a chemical called histamine. Histamine is responsible for causing symptoms such as a runny nose, irritation of the eyes, itchy rashes, sneezing and worsening of asthma. Allergies are very common and are thought to affect 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their life. Allergies usually begin in childhood and can subside as you get older, but they can also develop in adults and be lifelong.
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is one of the most common allergic conditions in the UK and is believed to affect up to 30% of all adults and 40% of all children. Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds. It is a seasonal condition that is mostly seen between late March and September as the pollen count is highest, especially when the weather is warm and windy. The most common symptoms associated with hay fever are a runny/blocked nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
The main advice for the management of allergies is to remove or limit exposure to the allergen, however, this is not always possible. There are a number of preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the severity of hay fever such as keeping windows in your house or car closed, changing clothes when you return from being outside and avoiding areas with high amounts of pollen where possible. You can check the daily pollen count via the following link from the Met Office.
We understand that these measures may not always be enough to deal with the unpleasant symptoms of hay fever and that is why we offer a broad range of licensed treatments that can help reduce the severity of your symptoms. The treatments work by decreasing the amount of histamine in the body to help make your allergies more manageable, helping you to carry on with your day and get the most out of the summer weather.
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