Hay fever

What causes hay fever?

Hay fever is a common allergic condition.

You can get hay fever at any age and it affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.

You will experience hay fever if you have an allergic reaction to tree pollen (released during spring); grass pollen (released during the end of spring and the beginning of summer); or weed pollen (released late autumn).

Symptoms of hay fever

Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Sneezing
  • A runny nose
  • Itchy eyes

Treatments for hay fever from Rightdose

It’s very difficult to avoid exposure to pollen. You can wear wraparound sunglasses when you’re outside, take a shower and change your clothes after being outside, and stay indoors when the pollen count is high.

You can speak to your local Rightdose pharmacist for health advice. If your struggling with a runny nose due to allergies, watch our Ask the Pharmacist video on how to stop a runny nose.

At Rightdose, you can make online purchases for the following products for hay fever and have them delivered to your home:

  • Tablets
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops

If your symptoms don't improve after using antihistamines, you should contact your GP.