If you have hay fever we can help with:
- free advice from our trained staff (no appointment needed)
- special offers on treatments
- a runny, itchy, or blocked nose
- watery, itchy eyes
- itchy throat
- headache, sinus pain
- inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis)
- children may also develop a middle ear infection (otitis media)
Depending on which type of pollen you're allergic to, you may experience hay fever symptoms at different times.
Pollen count season
In the UK, the pollen count season is usually separated into three periods:
- tree pollen – late March to mid-May
- grass pollen – mid-May to July
- weed pollen – end of June to September
The most effective way to control hay fever would be to avoid exposure to pollen. This is not always easy but using a pollen forecast may help you to plan when you venture outdoors and avoid when the pollen count is at its highest to help reduce symptoms.
There is no cure for hay fever, but most people can tackle their symptoms with over-the-counter medication from their pharmacist. Treatments are available in different forms e.g. tablets, capsules, liquids, nasal sprays, and eye drops. Your local Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacist can recommend the most appropriate medication for you.
Visit your local Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacy for free advice today, or download the below booklet for more information.