Hay Fever

Hay Fever

Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a type of allergy predominantly caused by grass pollen. An allergy to grass pollen tends to produce symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes and throat and a runny nose. Holland & Barrett provide an assorted range of natural alternative hay fever remedies to give you symptom relief during the summer months.

What is Hay Fever?

A common allergic reaction that affects one in four people in the UK; hay fever occurs when the body produces antibodies in response to a specific entity, such as pollen. Pollen is a very refined powdery substance that plants discharge during the process of reproduction. Pollens are comprised of proteins that can cause inflammation and irritation in the nose, eyes, throats and sinuses.

The sufferer may be allergic to grass pollen, tree pollen or weed pollen, and the amount circulating in the air is proportionate to the intensity of their symptoms. Although there is no cure for hay fever, there are a number of treatments and allergy solutions that can be used to alleviate symptoms, which include nasal sprays, tablets, eye drops and protective balms. While antihistamines are a popular treatment for common symptoms such as watery eyes, nasal solutions can provide relief from a blocked nose.

Hay Fever Products

Holland & Barrett offer a diverse range of organic treatments for hay fever. These include the Cisca Easy Saltpipe, a dry salt inhaler, which will help to reduce allergenic symptoms during the summer months. The inhaler uses salt therapy, a remedy for respiratory disorders, where dry vaporised salt particles work to relieve symptoms of respiratory diseases.

We also offer HayMax: an organic balm produced from a mixture of beeswax and seed oils. HayMax is spread over the nostril rims to reduce allergens and works by lessening the capacity of pollen to pass into the body.

Some other effective hay fever produces include:

Holland & Barrett is a commended supplier of natural and organic products, designed to keep the body happy and healthy. Take a look through our product range now to find a hay fever solution that works for you.

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