Dealing With Hayfever Symptoms

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        <p>There are a number of different types of hayfever remedy
including nasal sprays, tablets and eye drops. In this article we are
going to tell you all about your options for coping with this hayfever
season.</p>
<p>However before we start to give you advise about hayfever remedies I
think it might be an idea to give some tips about how to avoid hayfever
symptoms in the first place!</p>
<ul><li><strong>Check the pollen forecast.</strong> This is normally
shown on the weather report on TV but can easily be found online too. If
the pollen levels are high then your hayfever symptoms are likely to be
worse.</li>
<li><strong>Vacuum and damp dust. </strong>This helps you to remove all
stray pollen from your house.</li>
<li><strong>Keep windows and doors closed</strong><strong>.</strong> This
stops the pollen from getting in in the first place.</li>
<li><strong>Smear Vaseline inside your nose.</strong> This is a simple
trick to help you avoid getting the pollen onto the lining of your nose
where it can trigger your symptoms.</li>
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<p>There are a number of Hayfever Tablets on the market which use a range
of different antihistamine active ingredients. The results of using any
of them should be similar with regards to dealing with you symptoms but
can vary in the levels of drowsiness. What a lot of people do not realise
is that the branded hayfever tablets are not the only way to use thes
active ingredients. Most active ingredients are also available in
generics tablets which contain the same strength of antihistamine and can
be bought for a fraction of the price.</p>
<p>Here are the details for the 4 main branded types of Hayfever
tablets.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Zirtek.</strong> <em>Active ingredient: </em>Cetirizine
dihydrochloride</li>
</ul><p>Cetirizine is a second-generation anti-histamine, which is
usually taken in a one-a-day tablet. There is no known difference between
hydrochloride and dihydrochloride types.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Clarityn.</strong> <em>Active ingredient:</em>
Loratadine</li>
</ul><p>Taken in the form of one-a-day tablet. Loratadine is a non-drowsy
hayfever remedy.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Benadryl.</strong> <em>Active ingredient:
</em>Acrivastine<em><br></em></li>
</ul><p>Acrivastine is a newer type anti-histamine, which has the benefit
of being the fastest acting remedy available, usually taking effect
within 15 minutes according to studies. This comes at a cost however,
since it needs to be taken three times a day. There is no generic version
of Benadryl.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Piriton.</strong> <em>Active ingredient:</em>
Chlorphenamine</li>
</ul><p><em>C</em>hlorophenamine is one of the older (first generation)
remedies for hayfever. It is just as effective as the other hayfever
remedies but is can take slightly longer to take effect and can cause
drowsiness.</p>
<h4>Hayfever Eye Drops</h4>
<p>Antihistamine eye drops can be useful if eye symptoms are your biggest
problem. Cromoglicate drops containing sodium cromoglicate should be used
regularly to prevent the allergic reaction occurring.</p>
<p>Like with the tablets there are generic hayfever eye drops available
to help you save money. The main brand of Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops
is Opticrom. There are a whole range of different eye drops that are
available that can help with hayfever and allergies.</p>
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<p>One of the most irritating hayfever symptoms is the blocked nose and
stuffy sinuses. Nasal sprays are designed to help clear your nose and
sinuses to help you breath normally. Some also protect against airborne
allergens too.</p>
<p>There are two main brands of nasal spray that people tend to use for
Hayfever Relief.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Beconase. </strong><em>Active ingredient:</em>
Beclomethasone</li>
</ul><p>Beconase Hayfever Nasal Spray is a highly effective medication
for treating and preventing airborne allergies such as hayfever, dust and
pet allergy any time during the year. Unlike tablets Beconase Hayfever
works right where the problem starts, in the nose. Beconase Hayfever has
an anti-inflammatory action which quickly brings relief from allergy
symptoms such as: sneezing, blocked nose, itchy nose, runny nose and
eyes. Use regularly as it may take two or three days for Beconase
Hayfever to build up to its maximum protective effect. Beconase Hayfever
does not interact with other medicines or alcohol and does not cause
drowsiness.</p>
<ul><li><strong>Flixonase</strong>. <em>Active ingredient:</em>
<strong>Fluticasone</strong></li>
</ul><p>Flixonase Allergy Nasal Spray works to help relieve hayfever
symptoms for up to 24 hours. Flixonase Allergy Nasal Spray protects from
all major airborne allergies including pollen (hayfever) pet hair dust
mites mould spores. Flixonase Allergy Nasal Spray has a direct action to
relieve allergy and hayfever symptoms where they start. You can use it in
advance to prevent symptoms if you know you are going to come into
contact with anything that may trigger your allergy.</p>
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<p>There are a number of drug-free hayfever remedies available which work
in a variety of different ways including the following products:</p>
<ul><li>Sterimar</li>
</ul><p>Sterimar Isotonic is a pure sea water spray that gently
moisturises and clears dry, stuffy nasal passages.It will help relieve
nasal congestion associated with sinusitis, blocked nose, colds,
hayfever, allergies and post-operative nasal care. Approx 300 standard
sprays. Its gentle micro diffusion spray is delivered through a shaped
nozzle that fits any nose, even a baby. Stermar has no preservatives and
is drug-free, which makes it naturally safe for the whole family,
including babies and mothers during pregnancy. It can be used as often as
required.</p>
<p>The salt content in <strong>Sterimar Hypertonic</strong> is higher
than that naturally found in a human cell, and therefore is able to
extract liquids from the mucous membrane by the process of osmosis.
Additionally, Sterimar Hypertonic contains copper and manganese. These
elements reinforce the solution with specific properties which help fight
against infectious irritants, like pollen that causes hayfever, and helps
the salt solution to get to work. This entire process is gentle, fast
acting and harmless. Your stuffy nose should ease off and breathing will
become clearer.</p>
<ul><li>HayMax Pollen Barrier</li>
</ul><p>HayMax is a balm that is applied to the uderneath of the nose. It
forms a barrier to stop pollen from getting into your nose and therefore
stops the onset of hayfever syptoms. It is an organic product and has
proven to be growing in popularity.</p>
<ul><li>Qu-Chi Hayfever Relief Band</li>
</ul><p>The Qu-Chi Hayfever Relief Band works by using accupressure. It
is worn on the arm and applies pressure to a specific point on the
outside of the elbow. It is a widely used alternative to medicines for
hayfever and has been shown to be a highly effective way of reducing your
hayfever syptoms.</p>
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