Allergy & Hayfever
Hayfever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction that commonly occurs during spring and early summer when there are high levels of pollen in the air. The defences in the body over react to pollen causing the release of a substance called histamine. The histamine causes hayfever symptoms including an itchy or runny nose, an impaired sense of smell, itchy or watery eyes, an itchy mouth, an itchy or sore throat, itchy skin, sneezing, coughing, wheezing and headaches. To guard against hay fever: Use a hayfever treatment at the first sign of symptoms.
Allergic rhinitis can also occur year round when there is an allergy to animal dander, mould or dust mites. There are many hayfever treatment options available. Your Linden Park Pharmacy pharmacist can advise you on the most appropriate treatment for the type and severity of your allergy or hayfever symptoms.