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Hayfever & Allergy

Hayfever is the body’s allergic response to the pollen of trees, grasses and plants. It can affect the nose, eyes and chest. Some symptoms that occur are itchy eyes, runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

 

Our Advice

  • Start taking the treatment before the season starts and continue to take it throughout.
  • Avoid going outside at times of the day when the pollen count is high.
  • Keep your windows and doors shut as much as possible throughout the hayfever season
  • You may need more than one product to control your hayfever symptoms. This is normal.
  • Some hayfever products cause drowsiness. If you are taking a medicine which causes drowsiness, do not drive or operate machinery.
  • Decongestant sprays and drops should be used for no longer than seven days.
  • Bathe the eyes regularly with an eye lotion to help soothe them.
  • If you cannot get your hayfever under control, ask our pharmacist for advice.

Products we recommend for this condition are:

  • Benadryl Capsules 24s - Active in 15 minutes on skin allergies, lasts 8 hours.  Works to relieve the symptoms of hayfever and other allergic conditions such as pet, skin or dust allergies. Symptoms include: itchy, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, urticaria (hives & itchy skin rash).  Suitable for adults and children 12 - 65 years.  Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.  For oral use only.  One capsule as necessary up to three times a day. No more than 3 capsules to be taken in 24 hours.  Not recommended for adults over 65 years and children under 12 years.   May cause drowsiness and dizziness, if this product makes you feel drowsy or dizzy, do not drive or operate machinery. This product should not be taken whilst under the influence of alcohol.  If symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.  Do not exceed recommended dose.  Keep out of the sight and reach of children.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.  Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies.  Contains Acrivastine.
  • Pirinase Allergy Spray 60 doses - Treats and prevents allergic rhinitis caused by airborne allergies including hayfever.  Pirinase Hayfever 0.05% Nasal Spray is an aqueous spray containing 0.05% w/w Fluticasone Propionate (50 Micrograms per Spray).  Non drowsy.  Once a day dose for adults.  Prevents and relieves symptoms of airborne allergens including: pollen (hayfever), pet hair, dust mite, mould spores.  Also relieves nasal congestion.  Helps relieve allergy symptoms for up to 24 hours and prevent the return of symptoms during the day.  Pirinase Hayfever 0.05% Nasal Spray has a direct action to relieve allergy symptoms where they start.  Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if: - You are pregnant, may be pregnant or breast feeding, - You have just had surgery or an injury in the nose or an ulcer in the nose, - You have a cold or sinus infection, - You are taking any other medication. Not to be used by people under 18 years. If your allergy symptoms don't improve in 7 days stop using the spray and talk to your doctor. Don't use this nasal spray for more than 3 months continuously, except on the advice of a doctor. If you have any other symptoms after using this product, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the label. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Numark Cetirizine Tablets 10mg 30s - This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of hayfever and other allergies such as sneezing, runny nose and burning, itchy eyes.  Suitable for adults and
    children aged 6 years and over. Do not take if you: are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine
    hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients in the medicine or have serious kidney problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you: have epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions or have predisposition factor of urinary retention (e.g. spinal cord lesion or prostatic hyperplasia) as cetirizine increases the risk of urinary retention.  Do not take if you are pregnant or
    breast-feeding.  Adults and  children aged 12, take one tablet, once a day. Children aged 6 to 11 years, take half a tablet twice a day.  Not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.  Do not exceed recommended dose. If symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.  Keep out of the sight and reach of children.  Contains Cetirizine hydrochloride, 10 mg per tablet.  Always read the label.
  • Piriton Syrup 2mg/5mg 150mg - Piriton Syrup provides fast relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies, e.g. pet, house dust mite & mould spore allergies, nettle rash, hives, heat rash, prickly heat & dermatitis and reactions to food, food additives, medicines and insect bites.  Suitable for adults and children 1 year and over. Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use. For oral use. Use the two-headed spoon provided. 1-2 years: One small 2.5ml spoonful twice daily. Maximum daily dose: 2 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (5ml). 2-6 years: One small 2.5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 6 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (15ml). 6-12 years: One large 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 6 large 5ml spoonfuls (30ml).  Adults and children over 12 years: Two large 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 12 large 5ml spoonfuls (60ml).  Not recommended for children under 12 months.  May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcohol.  If symptoms persist consult your doctor.  Keep out of the reach and sight of children.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.  Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.  Contains Chlorphenamine Maleate.
  • Piriton Tablets 4mg 30s  - For the symptomatic relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite & mould spore allergies, nettle rash, hives, heat rash, prickly heat & dermatitis, reactions to food, food additives, medicines & insect bites.  Suitable for adults and children aged 6 years and over.  Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.  For oral use only.  Adults and children aged 12 years and over: Take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours. Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.  Children aged 6 to 12 years: Give half a tablet every 4 to 6 hours. Do not give more than 6 half tablets in 24 hours.  Not recommended for children under 6 years.  May cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive or operate machinery.  Avoid alcohol.  If symptoms persist consult your doctor.  Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.  Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.  Contains Chlorphenamine Maleate.
  • Clarityn Allergy Tablets 30s - Provide relief from symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy or burning eyes.  Can also be used for allergic skin conditions like rashes, itching, or hives.  Work fast and provide 24 hours of relief without the effects of drowsiness.  Suitable for adults and children over 12 years.  Dose; Swallow one tablet once daily when affected by hayfever symptoms.  Each tablet gives relief for 24 hours. If you forget to take it, take your recommended dose as soon as you remember.  Contains Loratadine 10g.  Speak to our pharmacist or your doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.  Speak to our pharmacist or your doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.  Do not use if you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients.  Always read the label.  Keep out of reach of children.

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