The common name for allergic rhinitus, is an allergic reaction in the nose, throat and eyes.
Commonly occurring in spring and summer as caused by air-borne pollens from trees, plants and grasses.
Signs and Symptoms include:
Nasal congestion (blocked nose)
Puffy, itchy, watery and red eyes
Itchy nose, ears, mouth or throat
Post-nasal drip causing a cough
Decrease sense of smell and taste
Feeling tired, run-down, irritable
Dark circles under the eyes
These symptoms are often worse in the mornings and on windy days
(when air-borne pollen levels are high).
Medicines can relieve symptoms of hayfever and help prevent them recurring.
Ask your Pharmacist about a hayfever treatment suitable for you.
In conjunction with treatment try to find out what may trigger your hayfever.
Some ways to protect against symptoms:
Avoid the outdoors when pollen levels are high
Wear good sunglasses
Make your environment smoke free
Clean your house regularly to remove dust and mould
Use low allergy bedding products
Please refer to your doctor if symptoms worsen or you have:
Swollen glands in the neck
Yellow, green or creamy discharge from the eyes
Yellow or green mucus in the nose
Shortness of breath or wheezing