The Happy Chemist

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Its Spring! Lambs are being born and daffodils are blooming throughout the Wellington region. But with all these beautiful flowers, come plenty of pollen and we all know the annoyance of hay fever.

Do you suffer from these 4 symptoms?

  1. sneezing
  2. a runny nose
  3. an itchy throat
  4. itchy eyes

The strange thing about all these symptoms? Your body thinks it’s helping you out!

 

Did you know what more than 20% of kiwis suffer from hay fever?

 

When dust or pollen infiltrates our body, our immune system thinks that the substance is harmful and releases a chemical called histamine into the bloodstream.  Histamine acts on our eyes, nose and throat, resulting in the symptoms of hay fever.

That’s why you’ll find that most hay fever treatments are known as ‘antihistamines’.

 

There’s no reason to suffer!

It’s always tricky to know if you have a cold or if you have hay fever. So come and see us as soon as you start feeling unwell. We offer a variety of treatments from tablets to nasal sprays.  We can also advise you on the most appropriate way to treat your symptoms, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

As the weather gets warmer, we should be getting out and about and enjoying ourselves!  Don’t let hay fever rule or a cold rule your life – talk to us in store and we'll get you sorted.