Hay Fever Clinic

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Hay Fever Clinic

Hay Fever is a common seasonal allergy that affects around 1 in 3 adults in the UK. You can easily buy hayfever treatments from your pharmacist, such as over-the-counter antihistamines, eye drops and nasal sprays. However, if these regular treatments aren’t controlling your symptoms, there are several prescription medications available. Fusion Pharmacy’s Hay Fever Clinic in Leicester is able to offer these treatments after a short consultation.

What is Hay Fever?

Hay Fever is an allergic response to plant and tree pollen. The condition is seasonal and has links to the time of the year when trees and plants release their pollen, most notably in the summer.

 

 

Symptoms of hay fever include:

– sneezing and coughing
– a runny or blocked nose
– itchy, red or watery eyes
– itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
– loss of smell
– pain around your temples and forehead
– headache
– earache
– feeling tired

If you have asthma, you might also:

– have a tight feeling in your chest
– be short of breath
– wheeze and cough

Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.

Your body’s immune reaction is a defence against a potentially dangerous substance. However, when the substance is not dangerous, such as pollen, we call this response an allergy.
So, an allergy is not an auto-immune disease. It is an immune response.

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What Hay Fever treatments are available?

We can prescribe antihistamines and nasal sprays to treat your hay fever:

– Fexofenadine – antihistamine tablets
– Dymista (azelastine and fluticasone) – nasal spray
– Rhinolast (azelastine) – nasal spray.

These medications may be helpful if, for example, other treatments have been ineffective at controlling your hayfever symptoms. The treatments may also be suitable for children aged over 6 or 12 as well as adults. However, Fexofenadine is not available if you are over 65 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding.

The Hay Fever Injection

The Hay Fever Injection contains a steroid treatment that alleviates the symptoms of hay fever for individuals with extreme allergies and sensitivities to pollen. If you’ve used nasal sprays, antihistamines or tablets to reduce your allergies in the past and found them unsuccessful, it is recommended that you consider getting the Hay Fever Injection. You can discuss this with your pharmacist or your GP. Once the injection has been administered, patients can experience up to three months of reduced symptoms and sensitivities associated with hay fever.

 

Contact us to find out more about our Hay Fever Clinic in Leicester or to book an appointment today!

 

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