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With hayfever season underway, you might notice your symptoms start to act up. You don’t have to put up with them. There are many hayfever relief treatments available that can help.

From tablets and eye drops to nasal sprays and allergy creams, there are a range of options to choose from. You may need more than one treatment to manage multiple symptoms, for example eye drops and a nasal spray!

What pollen allergy do you have?

There are three main types of pollen, tree grass and weed. These are active at different times of year. Tree pollen is usually around late March to mid-May, grass pollen is prevalent mid-May to July and Weed pollen is from the end of June to September. Knowing which type of pollen you’re allergic to can help you be prepared and stocked up with allergy treatment.

Choosing the right hayfever relief:

If you experience multiple hayfever symptoms, you might find you need more than one hayfever treatment to help relieve your symptoms. You could try:

Nasal sprays for runny noses  If you find your allergies mainly affect your nose, try using nasal sprays which can help prevent sneezing. Why not try:LloydsPharmacy Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray 200 Does – for the treatment and prevention of allergic rhinitis, including hayfever.

Eye drops for dry and itchy eyes – If one of your symptoms is dry or itchy eyes, try eye drops. They can help soothe and relieve your symptoms. Why not try LloydsPharmacy Allergy & Hayfever Eye Drops 10ml – for the relief and treatment of the eye symptoms of hay fever.

1 a day tablets for everyday relief  If you regularly get allergies, why not try taking allergy tablets daily to help prevent allergy symptoms occurring. Why not try LloydsPharmacy Hayfever and Allergy Relief 10mg Tablets – for relief of – seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and chronic nettle rash.

Our Top Tips to reduce your exposure to pollen:

  • When the pollen count is high, try to stay indoors and keep your windows and doors shut
  • Try putting a smear of Vaseline around your nostrils to trap the pollen
  • Wear wrap around sunglasses to protect your eyes
  • It’s best to shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash any pollen off and avoid walking in freshly cut grass areas
  • You could try pollen filters in your car’s air vents and have them changed every time your car is serviced

Don’t forget to download the Met office app and turn on pollen notifications, so you get notified of the pollen count.

For more ways to manage your hayfever, here’s our top 10 ways to reduce your hayfever symptoms.