Tips to help prevent hayfever

When the pollen count is high don’t let hayfever get you down! These top tips will help keep hayfever symptoms at bay

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Wear sunglasses

Protect your eyes from irritation caused by coming into contact with pollen by popping on a pair of summer shades.


Use a pollen barrier

Before you head out, put up a protective barrier between you and pollen. Spray a barrier powder into your nostrils to protect against sneezing and a runny nose.

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Shower before bed

Don't let hayfever disrupt your sleep! Before going to bed, wash your hair to help avoid breathing in pollen overnight.

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Treat the symptoms of hayfever

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Take an antihistamine

Because various antihistamines have different ingredients, if one tablet isn't working for you, consider swapping to another type. Our pharmacists can also help you find the right medicine for you.

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Use a nasal spray

If you still have symptoms after taking an anti-histamine, consider an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. Research shows that just 14% of people using nasal sprays operate them properly. For more details, read the leaflet or ask a pharmacist. 

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Relieve the irritation of hayfever


Ease congestion

Depending on your symptoms, you might find it helpful to use a decongestant nasal spray to help you breathe more easily. 

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Soothe your eyes

If your eyes are affected by hayfever, eye drops can help soothe them. To ease any other hayfever symptoms, ask your pharmacist about the right medication for you. 

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If your hayfever symptoms do not improve, or get worse, speak to a pharmacist or GP

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