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.
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.
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