• It’s not JUST hayfever.

    Hayfever is a common condition that can have an impact on your
    whole life, including your sleep, work and social life.

  • It’s not JUST hayfever.

    Speak to your doctor to help find a suitable treatment that can
    work for you.

What causes hayfever?

Hayfever is the common term for allergic rhinitis.  It is caused by an allergic response to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, animal fur or even some occupational sources.

If you are sensitive to any of these allergens, your immune system responds by releasing chemicals within your body (e.g. histamine), which results in swelling and inflammation.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the immediate signs or symptoms of hayfever include a runny or itchy nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, as well as a blocked nose.

Although this may sound similar to the symptoms of a cold or flu, with hayfever these symptoms tend to persist until it is treated appropriately. Just how bad the symptoms are can also vary from person to person.

What can you do about it?

You don’t have to put up with hayfever. If you know what you’re allergic to, you can try and minimise your exposure to those allergens. There is also a range of treatments available that have been proven to help relieve the symptoms.

If hayfever is troubling you and you have exhausted all the traditional over-the-counter options, speak to your doctor to help find a suitable treatment that can work for you.