In technical terms, Hayfever (Allergic Rhinitis) is an allergic response to pollen that affects the mucosal membranes of the nose, eyes and air passages. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to prevent and ease the sneeze or wheeze before it takes on more problematic symptoms.
Pollination times vary greatly with the plant species and location. For example, trees pollinate in late winter and early spring. Grasses flower next, and the weed ‘Plantain’ flowers from August through to May. So it’s always wise to stay on top of preventative measures each side of spring.
Although medications do not cure allergies, they are much more effective with fewer side effects today than ever before. You simply need advice on the best way to use them. Avoid medicines that can cause more problems than they solve, such as frequent use of decongestant nose sprays or tablets. Always seek qualified advice from your UFS Pharmacist or doctor about medications or treatments that will relieve your symptoms.