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Ahhh summer is here! What do you love about summer? Is it the sunshine? The beach? The Smell of fresh cut grass? How about Itchy eyes? An unlimited tissue supply and a reluctance to go outdoors?

At this time of year, while many people may be enjoying the warmer, sunnier weather, there are many who may be suffering with hay fever – a pollen allergy. Symptoms include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, itchy nose and throat and cough, caused by postnasal drip (mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose). Don’t put up with these annoying symptoms as there are many effective treatments available.

At Pharmacy Store Ireland we have advice and recommended products by our pharmacist to help you and your family beat hay fever this season:

1. Antihistamine tablets (Cetrine, Zirtek, Lorat) can treat sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes.
2. A steroid nasal spray (Beconase, Flixonase) can help with nasal congestion and should be used regularly for best results. Sinus rinses can also help with irritation and dryness. NeilMed have a special rinse especially suited for children.
3. Eye drops (Opticrom) are useful if itchy, watery eyes are a problem for you.
4. An alternative remedy that may suit you could be the QU-CHI Hay-fever & Allergic Rhinitis Acupressure Band.

Check out our full range of Allergy and Hay Fever products.

You can also take some measures to avoid pollen such as closing windows, wearing wrap-around sunglasses when outside and avoiding grassy areas. Ask your pharmacist for the best treatments for you.