Private Hay Fever Treatment
If you suffer from hay fever you’ll experience a range of symptoms. Some of these symptoms are manageable with home remedies, however, others may need medication and some severe cases might benefit from speaking to a GP for further treatment.
Book to speak with a GP today, with all previous treatments available. You can also call us on 0203 553 0266 if you would like to discuss our hay fever treatment options.
Hay fever treatments
There are a number of hay fever treatments which can make a huge difference to your day-to-day life. The most effective way to treat hay fever is a mixture of antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops. All of these products help to provide all-day relief from hay fever symptoms.
Some of the more common solutions to dealing with pollen include:
If you’re buying medications over the shelf there are a few things that you should make note of before purchasing. Tablets that contain Loratadine and Cetirizine are non-drowsy antihistamines great for tackling symptoms during the day. Antihistamines that contain Chlorpheniramine and Diphenhydramine are drowsy, which are good to use if you need a good night’s sleep without sneezing. These are best started 2-3 weeks before the start of the pollen season.
Be patient with nasal sprays, for them to take effect you will need to use one regularly over a period of time. They work particularly well if you suffer from nose congestion during the season.
Itchy or dry eyes can quickly be solved with eye drops. Keep a bottle in your bag so you can relieve irritable eyes on the go.
If you have exhausted all options then you might benefit from speaking to a GP to discuss treatment options.
By booking with one of our GPs they can assess your symptoms and advice on the best treatment available for you.
Hay Fever Symptoms
Here are some of the symptoms you are likely to experience when there is a high pollen count:
- Blocked or runny nose
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Blocked sinuses, headaches and migraines
- Wheezing and shortness of breath
What are the causes of hay fever?
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is an allergy to pollen or even dust and mould. According to Allergy UK, hay fever affects about 20% of the population. If you have a family history of asthma or eczema, you are most likely to also have hay fever.
Pollen, the main cause of hay fever, is high during warm, dry and windy weather. Not only this but there are different types of pollen:
- Tree pollen: high pollen count during February to June
- Grass pollen: high pollen count during May to July
- Weed pollen: high pollen count during June to September
You can also call us if you would like to find out more about our hay fever treatment options on: 0203 553 0266
Take a look at some of our other services and helpful sources of information:
- Allergies – We also provide a comprehensive range of blood tests to confirm allergies and allergens if required.
- Help with hay fever – Allergy UK
- How to check if you have hay fever – NHS
- Pollen Forecast – Met Office
Reviewed by: Dr Preethi Daniel, GP & Clinical Director at London Doctors Clinic
Published: April 2023
Review Date: April 2024