Battling Hayfever: Your Guide to Relief This Season


As the warm weather sets in, so does hayfever season. Many of us look forward to summer’s long, sunny days, but for hayfever sufferers, this time of year can be a challenge. At Hayshine Pharmacy, we’re here to help you manage and alleviate your symptoms so you can enjoy the season to the fullest.

Understanding Hayfever

Hayfever, or allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to airborne substances like pollen. Common symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose, and congestion. While these symptoms can be bothersome, there are effective ways to manage them.

Tips to Manage Hayfever

  • Stay Indoors During Peak Pollen Times: Pollen counts are usually highest in the early morning and late evening. Try to stay indoors during these times and keep windows closed.
  • Use Over-the-Counter Remedies: Antihistamines can provide relief from hayfever symptoms. We stock a range of effective antihistamines at Hayshine Pharmacy.
  • Nasal Sprays and Eye Drops: These can help to reduce inflammation and relieve itching and congestion. Our pharmacists can recommend the best options for you.
  • Keep Your Home Pollen-Free: Use pollen filters in your car and vacuum cleaner, and consider investing in an air purifier.


Our Hayfever Services

At Hayshine Pharmacy, we offer a range of NHS and private services to help you combat hayfever. Our knowledgeable pharmacists can advise you on the best treatments and preventative measures. Visit us in Welling, Greenwich, Woolwich, or Bexleyheath for personalised advice and effective solutions.

In-Depth Tips for Managing Hayfever

Avoiding Pollen: During hayfever season, pollen is unavoidable, but you can take steps to minimise your exposure. Wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes from pollen when you’re outdoors. When you come inside, changing your clothes and taking a shower can help remove pollen from your body and hair. Dry your clothes indoors to prevent pollen from settling on them.

Home Remedies and Lifestyle Changes: Natural remedies such as local honey, which contains small amounts of pollen, might help build up your tolerance to pollen over time. Additionally, staying hydrated and maintaining a healthy diet rich in vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids can support your immune system and reduce allergic reactions.

Professional Treatments: For those with severe hayfever, professional treatments such as immunotherapy might be an option. This involves being exposed to small amounts of pollen over time to build up your immunity. Consult with our pharmacists or your GP to discuss if this treatment is suitable for you.

Managing Symptoms in Children: Children can also suffer from hayfever, and managing their symptoms requires special consideration. Ensure they wash their hands and face after playing outside and keep their play areas free from pollen. Children’s antihistamines and nasal sprays are available and can be very effective. Our pharmacists can provide guidance on the best options for your child.

Personalised Advice at Hayshine Pharmacy

Every individual’s experience with hayfever can vary, which is why personalised advice is crucial. At Hayshine Pharmacy, we take the time to understand your specific symptoms and lifestyle to recommend the most effective treatments. Whether you need over-the-counter medication, prescription treatments, or practical advice on managing your environment, we are here to help.

Accessing Our Services

You can visit Hayshine Pharmacy at our convenient locations in Welling, Greenwich, Woolwich, or Bexleyheath. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and ensuring you have the best possible experience during hayfever season. We offer both NHS and private services, ensuring you have access to the treatments you need when you need them. In summary, hayfever can be a challenging condition, but with the right strategies and support from Hayshine Pharmacy, you can manage your symptoms effectively. From practical tips to professional treatments, we are committed to helping you enjoy the warm weather without the discomfort of hayfever. Visit us today for personalised care and relief from hayfever symptoms.

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