Hay fever, otherwise known as Allergic Rhinitis, affects up to 30% of those living in the UK. This widely known allergy to pollen causes irritating symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses.
Hay fever isn't just an occasional sneeze in the park or a day of itchy eyes. It's an allergic reaction to pollen, often escalating during the warmer months. While over-the-counter medications offer relief for many, there's a section of hay fever warriors for whom these solutions barely scratch the surface. That’s where we come in.
The onset of warm weather may feel like a blessing, but for some it can also be quite a nuisance. With sunshine and warm air, the pollen count increases and people with hay fever start to suffer. Hay fever is an allergy to the pollen and dust in the air that is most common in spring and summer time although other allergens like mould, dust and pet dander can be present all year round, causing the mucous membrane of the eyes and nose to become inflamed.
The severity of the allergy varies from person to person – some will only suffer from mild hay fever, while others may struggle and unable to cope despite over the counter medication.
Dr Rippon can during the consultation discuss alternative treatments for those living with the more debilitating form of the disease. Dr Rippon will assess your needs and give you all the current information for you to make an informed choice of what treatment is right for you.
The first line treatment for hay fever is a once-a-day oral modern day antihistamine. Older generation antihistamine caused drowsiness and fatigue but the new formulations are less drowsy, they can still however result in a dry mouth, headaches and nausea.
Over the counter medication can be personalised depending on the symptoms and the severity of your symptoms. For example, if itchy eyes are one of your more predominant symptoms you could try sodium cromoglicate eye drop as well as taking an oral antihistamine – ask your pharmacist for advice.
Every individual is unique, and so is their experience with hay fever. That's why generic hay fever cures often fall short. At Rippon Medical Services, our approach to hay fever treatment is as unique as you are. Here's what our journey together would look like:
Understanding Your Symptoms: Whether it's the constant runny nose, itchy eyes, or a combination, Dr. Rippon takes the time to understand the full spectrum of your symptoms and offers the best hay fever treatment.
Personalised Medication Solutions: While the first line of treatment for hay fever is generally the once-a-day antihistamine, we understand its potential side effects – from the bothersome dry mouth to those annoying headaches. By looking into your symptoms, we curate a hay fever treatment plan tailored to offer you maximum relief.
Beyond the Pills: We don’t stop at oral medications. If your eyes bear the brunt of hayfever, specialised eye drops might be part of your treatment plan. We also provide advice on effective prevention strategies, from barrier balms to nasal sprays that block those pesky pollen.
When Standard Treatments Don’t Cut It: For those rare, resistant cases where traditional methods don't provide the desired relief, Dr. Rippon is equipped to discuss advanced hay fever treatments tailored to ensure you can enjoy spring without the sniffles.
You can try an organic barrier balm at the base of the nose, around the nostrils and the bones of the eyes; this helps prevent the pollen entering the nose or eyes and can help to reduce the symptoms of hay fever.
You can use a barrier nasal spray that coats the lining of the nose and blocks pollen from coming into contact with it. This helps to prevent the allergic reaction that causes symptoms of hay fever. The use of a saline nasal spray can help to cleanse the lining of the nose and physically remove allergens such as pollen.
For those who have symptoms that are resistant to over the counter medication and alternative treatments there is another option that you can discuss with Dr Rippon.
If you are suffering from debilitating symptoms and would like to discuss options, contact Rippon Medical Services Ltd:
Countless individuals trust Rippon Medical Services because:
Experience Matters: Under the leadership of Dr. Rippon, our team boasts years of hands-on knowledge in battling hay fever effectively.
Tailored Treatments: Our services aren’t one-size-fits-all. They’re crafted to your unique needs.
Safety First: Your health and well-being are our utmost priority, ensuring every recommended treatment is explained and full consent taken.
Spring should be an enjoyed season, not one that brings discomfort. With Rippon Medical Services, we ensure you bloom alongside the flowers.
Reach out now and step into a sneeze-free season!