• Posted 15/10/2019 7:38pm

Staying Well Through Spring

Spring doesn’t need to be the season for itchy eyes and sneezing.

But that’s what Spring is for so many of us. Christchurch comes alive with blossoms and daffodils, but we can’t appreciate any of it through our red, watery eyes.

At Stay Well Pharmacy we are all geared up to keep you well through Spring. Our Naturopathic pharmacist and pharmacy team can offer you a number of options to keep you at your best.

What Is Hayfever?

Spring is a time of new growth. Plants are coming to life again after lying dormant through winter. They’re growing flowers, releasing pollen to attract bees, and starting their life cycle again.

It’s the pollen being released into the air by millions of flowers around Christchurch that cause hayfever symptoms. We breath the tiny micro organisms into our bodies and our immune system incorrectly identifies the pollen as a threat.

Our own antibodies release several chemicals to fight the ‘pollen invasion,’ and one of these is histamine. It’s our body’s overproduction of histamine that causes the inflammatory responses of runny nose, sneezing fits, nasal congestion, itchy or watery eyes.

Fighting Hayfever

From oral medicines, eye drops, tablets or nasal sprays, we have a range of treatments to help you fight those nasty hayfever symptoms. You’ll soon have clear eyes, a clear nose, and be back to living and staying well as before.

Before taking any new medication, including hayfever treatment, you should seek advice from the team at Stay Well Pharmacy. It’s our job to make sure your hayfever treatment won’t react with any other medications you’re taking, and is the best treatment for you.


Some antihistamines and hayfever treatments can have strong side effects, including drowsiness. Not a good idea to be taking these treatments if you’re working or about to get behind the wheel of a car. Our team at Stay Well Pharmacy can help you understand the side effects of your hayfever treatment, and recommend different Night and Day options to fight hayfever 24/7.

Preventing Hayfever Before It Strikes

Some people suffer from hayfever, and others really suffer. If hayfever threatens to take over, you can meet with Mark from Stay Well Clinic for a more in-depth consultation. There may be preventative measures you can take to stave off those classic hayfever symptoms.

At Stay Well Pharmacy, we combine the best elements of a traditional pharmacy and health food shop, to give you a holistic option for complete wellness in Christchurch.

For all your stay well needs this Spring, give us a call or come in and see the team at Stay Well Pharmacy, helping you live well and stay well.

Contact Us

04 Sep

Supporting Blue September

There’s a lot we can do to fight diseases like cancer if we pick them up early. Support Blue September, and get yourself checked for prostate cancer.

02 Apr

Winter Wellness in Christchurch

Do you know about our Winter Wellness Stay Well packs?

Latest Posts

  • Staying Well Through Spring

    15 Tuesday, 2019

    Spring doesn’t need to be the season for itchy eyes and sneezing.

    But that’s what Spring is for so many of us. Christchurch comes alive with blossoms and daffodils, but we can’t appreciate any of it through our red, watery eyes.

    At Stay Well Pharmacy we are all geared up to keep you well through Spring.

  • Workplace Winter Wellness

    04 Wednesday, 2019

    If you get sick, work doesn’t stop, does it? Life, and everything about it carries on. When you’re not at work, your workmates have to carry on without you. So would you rather take action so you don't get sick in the first place?

  • Cheapest is Not Always Best

    06 Thursday, 2019

    It’s worth asking two questions about the pharmacy price race to the bottom. Is this the best thing for a pharmacy to be known for, and is this the best reason for you to choose them for your family’s health needs?

  • Kaloba Is Effective

    06 Thursday, 2019

    Would you rather miss out on life as you furiously chew Vitamin C tablets, drink water, and take paracetamol? Or would you rather take a new, family family cold and flu remedy proven to help you kick your cold more quickly?