Top Tips for Managing Hayfever and Allergies

Top Tips for Managing Hayfever and Allergies

18 / Jun

Welcome to Bramley Pharmacy’s guide on managing hayfever and allergies. In this post, we will provide you with practical tips for alleviating symptoms with medications and lifestyle changes.

Seasonal Advice for Managing Hayfever and Allergies

  1. Monitor Pollen Levels:Check daily pollen forecasts and try to stay indoors when levels are high.
  2. Keep Windows Closed: Prevent pollen from entering your home, especially on high pollen days.
  3. Shower and Change Clothes:After spending time outside, remove pollen by showering and changing clothes.
  4. Use Air Purifiers: These can help reduce indoor allergens.
  5. Clean Regularly:Reduce dust and mould by cleaning your home frequently.

Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications

Antihistamines:These are effective for relieving symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and runny nose. Available in tablet, liquid, or nasal spray forms.

Nasal Corticosteroids:These are highly effective for reducing inflammation and treating nasal symptoms. Available as prescription and over-the-counter nasal sprays.

Decongestants: These help reduce nasal congestion. Available in tablet, liquid, and nasal spray forms, but should not be used for more than a few days in a row.

Eye Drops:If you suffer from itchy or watery eyes, antihistamine or corticosteroid eye drops can provide relief.

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy): For severe allergies, immunotherapy may be recommended by your GP or specialist.

Lifestyle Tips for Relief

  1. Stay Hydrated:Drinking plenty of water can help thin mucus and reduce nasal congestion.
  2. Wear Sunglasses:Protect your eyes from pollen when outdoors.
  3. Use Saline Nasal Rinses:These can help clear allergens from your nasal passages.
  4. Avoid Outdoor Activities:Limit outdoor activities during peak pollen times.
  5. Maintain a Healthy Diet:A balanced diet can support your immune system and overall health.

For more health advice and personalised consultations, visit Bramley Pharmacy. Stay hydrated and healthy with our expert guidance