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If we have identified you as having hayfever we would recommend you start to think about your treatment before the hayfever season starts. The NHS is not able to prescribe over the counter treatments for hayfever if the symptoms only last a few months.

Depending on what symptoms you usually develop please pick up the required medication over the counter now.

It will make a big difference to your usual symptoms if you start your steroid nose spray and eye drops at least 4-6 weeks before the start of the season. This will mean your symptoms are greatly reduced when the pollen arrives.

Before phoning to speak to a GP about your hayfever please make sure you have been taking the below for at least 6 weeks:

  1. Beconase / alternative over-the-counter steroid spray
  2. Sodium cromoglycate eye drops (one drop 4 times a day into both eyes) (or alternative mast cell stabiliser)
  3. Anti-histamine of your choice eg certirizine / loratadine / piriton

For further information, please see below links:

Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies | Causes and Remedies | Patient