When you’re suffering from hay fever or allergy symptoms, your blocked nose and sneezes can drive you and everyone else up the wall!
If you’re sick and tired of sniffling your way through the Spring and Summer months, a nasal spray or other nasal congestion treatment could help.
Here at Chemist 4 U, we stock nasal sprays, rinses, and barrier balms, perfect for clearing your blocked nose and keeping pollen at bay.
We’ve got products from top brands such as Beconase, Pirinase, and Clarinase, as well as cost-effective generic medicines, so you can find the treatment that’s right for you and your bank balance!
Many hay fever nasal sprays include active ingredients called corticosteroids (or just steroids), such as beclomethasone, triamcinolone, and fluticasone.
These ingredients are used to reduce inflammation, which is exactly what your poor irritated nose needs when it’s been exposed to pollen or other allergens.
By reducing inflammation, these nasal sprays clear the blockage in your nose so you can breathe more easily and won’t have to worry about a runny nose or sneezes.
Other nasal sprays, such as the ones from Sterimar and Prevalin, work either by washing out your nose, clearing out pollen and built-up mucus or by creating a protective barrier inside the nose to help prevent irritation.
Allergy nasal sprays usually aren’t suitable for children.
If your child is suffering from hay fever symptoms which affect their nose, you may find that a barrier balm or nasal rinse will be better for them instead.
We’d recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist and asking them to recommend a suitable treatment.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, nasal sprays are usually recommended as one of the first hay fever or allergy treatments you should try.
However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication at this time, to make sure it’s safe for both you and your baby.
Hay fever and colds can feel very similar, and they share lots of symptoms.
This is why some people don’t know whether they’re suffering from hay fever or a cold when hay fever season rolls around.
However, there are a few differences between the two, so let’s take a look at the symptoms of each condition and see where those differences lie.
If you suffer with hay fever you may struggle to find the right kind of hay fever medication for you.
Some hay fever sufferers may even find that when they do find a hay fever medication that works, it doesn’t completely get rid of all of their annoying hay fever symptoms.
If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, you may start to wonder if one kind of hay fever medication is enough, and whether it would be safe to take more than one at the same time.
Different medications, including antihistamines used to treat hay fever, can be problematic when taken together, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Before you give in to temptation and think about going out to buy another hay fever medication to use alongside your first one, let’s take a look at the facts and make sure you’re doing the right thing.
There are so many different kinds of hay fever treatments out there that it can be difficult to know where to start, so today we’re going to break it all down so you can decide exactly which product is the best choice for you.
We’re going to look at all of the different types of hay fever relief, what they do, who they’re for, and how they can make your symptoms more manageable.
There are four different types of hay fever remedies; tablets, syrups, nasal sprays, and eye drops.
We’re going to take a look at each one in turn, so let’s get started with hay fever tablets.