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Hay Fever Relief

What is hayfever?

Many people experience high levels of discomfort as a result of an allergic reaction to pollen. Most people with hay fever react to grass pollen (95%) but around a quarter of sufferers react to tree pollen. Pollens are released into the air at different times of year by different species but the prime hay fever season in the UK is March to October.

Prescription Hay Fever Medication

The Online Clinic is able to prescribe appropriate hay fever remedies online following the completion of a consultation form. The medical details that you submit are reviewed by a doctor and a list of appropriate treatments will be made available to you, if appropriate.

Symptoms of Hay Fever

Typical symptoms of hay fever include: runny nose; itchy or red eyes; itchiness in the throat and mouth and frequent sneezing - especially when outdoors. Less common symptoms include sweats, headaches and facial pain. Symptoms can be more or less acute depending on the individual and on the amount of pollen in the air.

What are the causes of hay fever?

There is an element of heredity when it comes to allergies but having a parent who has hay fever does not mean that you will have hay fever but it does increase the likelihood. Other causes of hay fever include having been exposed to tobacco at an early age and having other allergies, such as asthma and eczema.

Could I have hay fever?

Hay fever is one of the most common allergies: roughly one in five people suffer from it. The onset of hay fever can vary. You can start experiencing symptoms during childhood, as a teenager but also as an adult. It is more common in boys than girls at an early age but in adulthood, males and females are equally affected. Around half the people who have hay fever as children or teenagers notice an improvement in symptoms as they get older. Around 20% of people report a complete resolution.

How to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever

Since hay fever is an allergy, simple precautions can reduce the discomfort. In fact, the more you are able to reduce contact with the substance that triggers the allergy (which in this case is the pollen), the less you will experience the symptoms. Wearing sunglasses, closing the windows and avoiding indoor plants or cutting grass can all help you to feel a reduction in symptoms.

How to cure hay fever

There is no cure for hay fever but there are products that you can buy to get rid of the symptoms. Antihistamines and corticosteroid-based medications are potentially effective solutions. Most medications come in tablet form, as nasal spray solution or as eye drops. The Online Clinic is able to provide the right treatment for you to ensure that you have as comfortable a hay fever season as possible. Just click on the free consultation button below to get started.