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Beat Your Allergies

The number of people who suffer from allergies has risen steadily over the last fifty years. In fact, 15 million people are sniffing, wiping and scratching right now.

Dr Rob Hicks considers the multitude of causes and the best ways to reduce or stop the symptoms, so that you can take control and feel free again, from simple ideas like eating local honey and wearing wraparound sunglasses to reduce hay fever symptoms to keeping a food diary to check that your ‘‘allergy’‘ is not, in fact, an intolerance.

Beconase Hayfever Relief

Beconase Hayfever nasal spray for adults. Contains beclometasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid, to help reduce nasal inflammation caused by seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Benadryl Allergy Relief capsules

Clarityn Rapide Allergy

Antihistamine to relieve allergic symptoms due to hay fever and other airborne allergies such as house dust mite and pet allergies. Can also be taken for allergic skin conditions such as rash, itching and urticaria (hives).

Contains loratadine.

Kleenex Balsam Tissues

Whether you are suffering from hay fever or a cold the fine layer of calendula in Kleenex balsam tissues provides a soothing, protective balm to help prevent your nose becoming red or drying out. Dermatologically tested for even sensitive skin.

Opticrom Hayfever Eye Drops

Sodium cromoglicate eye drops for the relief of eye symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis).

Sterimar Isotonic

Sterimar Isotonic Nasal Hygiene Natural Sea Water cleans and clears dry, stuffy noses to help relieve congestion. Sterimar is a pure sea water spray that gently moisturises and clears nasal passages to help relieve nasal congestion. Its gentle microdiffusion spray is delivered through a shaped nozzle that fits any nose, even a baby.

The isotonic solution has a salt concentration equivalent to that of our bodies. Sterimar can be used as often as required and is ideal for home and travel.

Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray

Sudafed blocked nose spray contains decongestant xylometazoline hydrochloride, which works in minutes to help clear blocked noses and relieve sinus pressure caused by colds and hay fever.

The metered spray gives an exact dose that lasts for up to 10 hours.

Zirtek Allergy Relief tablets

Zirtek provides 24 hour relief from hay fever and other allergy symptoms with one tablet.

This medicine treats people suffering from:

Antihistamines like Zirtek relieve the unpleasant symptoms and discomfort associated with the above conditions, such as:

Most people find that their symptoms start to be relieved within half an hour of taking their tablets with the effect lasting 24 hours.