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How to get rid of hay fever

There are lots of things to love about spring, but hay fever is definitely not one of them. Your immune system takes a real hit, causing symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes as well as congested sinuses.

Priceline pharmacist Daniel Ravalico has some great advice for preventing hay fever:

1. Check the pollen count

Being aware of the daily pollen count will give you a big advantage and time to prepare treatment in advance. When the pollen count is forecast to be high, you can prepare 24 hours ahead by taking the recommended dosage of antihistamine tablets.

2. Take an antihistamine tablet before going to bed

This will help reduce the harshness of your symptoms like itchy eyes and sneezing, for the next day

3. Try a nasal spray

Nasal sprays are considered to be the most effective treatment on the market compared to hay fever tablets. Corticosteroid and antihistamine sprays act locally in the sinuses to help relieve hay fever symptoms by reducing inflammation and clearing a blocked nose.

If symptoms are chronic, using a combination of hay fever tablets and a nasal spray can help.

Speak with your local Health Partners Pharmacist about how to best treat your hay fever symptoms.

Top products for preventing hay fever

Nasal sprays

NASONEX ALLERGY (140 sprays)

Members pay: $19.20
RRP: $23.99

  • Relief and prevention of hay fever symptoms

Flo Saline Plus Nasal Spray (30ml)

Members pay: $10.40
RRP: $12.99

  • Provides natural relief from nasal congestion for all ages

Tablets

Antihistamine – Aerius 5mg (pack of 10)

Members pay: $11.0
RRP $13.99

  • 24 hour relief of allergy symptoms and doesn’t make you drowsy

For a more natural approach

Nature’s Own GARLIC + C, HORSERADISH with FENUGREEK & MARSHMALLOW (100 tablets)

Members pay: $19.99
RRP: $24.99

  • Relief and prevention of hay fever symptoms

 

More for members

Save 20% on your hay fever medication at over 50 SA pharmacies with any Health Partners Extras cover.*

*20% discount is applicable to the participating pharmacy’s item price only (ie. discount not available on price-matched items) and excludes agency lines (eg. X-Lotto), Schedule 3 recordable items, and items already discounted by 40% or more. For personal use only. Health Partners membership must be financial and active at the time of purchase and discount is only available with presentation of Health Partners membership card.

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