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Nov 1

How Can Your GP Assist with Your Hay Fever Symptoms?

Do you suffer from hay fever? Have you noticed your symptoms worsening during spring? This is because pollens from grasses are at their peak during spring and become airborne more easily.

It’s important to ensure you have the right treatment plan in place and your GP is the best person to help with this. They can give you the right advice about medications and relievers to help keep those symptoms under control during spring and throughout the year.

Whether you experience sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, itchy ears, nose and throat, red, itchy or watery eyes, headaches or even sleep or concentration difficulties, your doctor will be able to advise you of the best medications to take.

Intranasal corticosteroid sprays are a low-dose steroid and are one of the most effective treatments for allergic rhinitis, but need to be used regularly, as directed to be effective. Non-sedating antihistamine medications are great for controlling sneezing and itching but are not as effective as intranasal corticosteroid sprays fora severely blocked or a runny nose.

Eye drops may help with itchy, swollen or runny eyes and decongestant nasal sprays are great for quick relief, but should not be used long-term as they can damage the lining of the nose.

Allergen immunotherapy is for more severe cases of hay fever and is typically administered by way of an injection.Some people benefit from allergen immunotherapy, which works by gradually exposing a person to increasing amounts of an allergen in order to improve tolerance.

Based in Melbourne’s CBD, our trustworthy GP’s can help you get your hay fever symptoms under control this spring. Contact us on 03 9639 9600 to make an appointment today.