Apr 22, 2021
Hay fever and Nasal Sprays
Hay fever season is back once again. Although many of us will welcome the sun and warm weather the spring season brings us, for some of us this also brings uncomfortable allergies.
We are here to help you get through this hay fever season without any irritating ailments through the armoury we have at our disposal. This article will specifically look at the different types of nasal sprays on offer, and how they work to help combat pollen allergies.
Hay fever medications come in various forms; Tablets, Nasal sprays, Eye drops and Balms to name the most common. Tablets are best at covering symptoms which are widespread, you may be suffering with itchy eyes, runny nose or sneezing and tickly throat. The oral tablets will help to control all of these symptoms.
Eye drops actively target symptoms affecting your eyes such as itching, watery eyes or just general discomfort. They are an effective tool in helping to combat irritating symptoms of the eye, especially if that is the only part which is affected.
Nasal sprays work effectively to help target issues regarding the nose; blocked and runny noses, sneezing or just general discomfort. They are an effective targeted way to relieve these symptoms and are especially useful if your symptoms only affect the nose.
Decongestant nasal sprays
Provides fast relief from blocked nose. It starts working in as little as a few minutes and effects can last up to 10 hours. Best used for short term temporary relief as prolonged use can cause reversal of symptoms, leading to further nose blocks.
Corticosteroid Nasal Sprays
These provide longer term relief from hay fever symptoms. These work best for symptoms such as blocked nose, sneezing and runny noses. These nasal sprays take longer to start working, around 48 hours, but they can be used on a long-term basis. So, you can carry on using it throughout the pollen season and be rest assured your nasal discomfort will be kept at bay.
Drug Free Nasal Sprays
There is a third type of nasal spray which is becoming ever more popular. These are drug free, and are suitable for those who may be on other medication or have conditions which may prevent use of the above two types. You can get sprays which act as a nasal irrigation which mean that they clear out your nasal passage of any pollen, kind of like a wash. They also help to restore
The other type of drug free nasal products act as a barrier to pollen particles. They come in the form of nasal sprays and also balms which are applied to the entrance of the nostrils. The idea behind this type of medication is to help act as a barrier but also a surface for pollen to stick to. If the pollen sticks to the barrier it prevents it from going deeper into the nose where it can cause the irritating symptoms.
As you can see there are a variety of nasal sprays to help keep the pollen away this hay fever season. Why not take a look at the rest of the Allergy medication on offer HERE.
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