Help at hand with spring allergies

Help at hand with spring allergies

Spring has sprung! And while nature is abuzz with new life, the sight of flourishing flowers and blossoming trees can quickly drive those with allergies back indoors, seeking refuge under their covers.

If you’re one of the 20 per cent of Australians grappling with hay fever, you don’t have to endure it silently; help is at hand.

Sneezing, a runny and itchy nose, watery and itchy eyes, coughing, an itchy mouth, and even skin rashes can all manifest as allergy symptoms.

These manifestations are your body’s way of reacting to substances it deems harmful, like tree or grass pollens. Common allergens also include dust mites, pet hair, mould, certain foods, and even medications.

While hay fever is most rampant in spring when airborne pollens reach their zenith, it can strike at any time of the year.

You may not have had allergies as a child, but then suddenly find yourself with watery eyes and a runny nose. It could be hay fever, so don’t hesitate to consult a pharmacist about it.

Community Care Chemist offers a wide range of solutions, from simple antihistamines to nasal sprays and eye drops.

Our pharmacists are readily available and eager to discuss your symptoms and recommend treatments. We also have naturopaths in-store who can provide insight into natural remedies that can be highly effective for hay fever.

So, if you’re grappling with allergies, pay a visit to your local Community Care Chemist – we’re here to assist you!