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Put the Spring back into your step

01 March 2013
Feature Healthcare

Spring is on the horizon so it’s time to emerge from your winter hibernation. To help you prepare, Boots UK has everything you and your family need to help you look and feel great. Whether you’re thinking about preparing to bare when the sun comes out, or you need something to keep you hayfever under control, kick start your spring revival – and save money along the way with Boots UK.  
 
Sneeze-free Spring
 
There’s nothing better than a fresh walk to welcome in Spring and there’s no reason why your hayfever has to stop you making the most of the outdoors.
 
Boots Pharmaceuticals Hayfever and Allergy 50 Microgram Nasal Spray (60 sprays, £6.89) treats the symptoms of allergies and is specifically for itchy and runny noses and itchy and watery eyes.   Suitable for adults 18 years and older. (Contains Fluticaspme Propionate, always read the label).
 
If you are out and about and feel hayfever symptoms coming on, why not consider Boots Non Drowsy Hayfever Relief tablets 10mg (14 tablets, £4.59) to help manage the sniffles and irritation. These tablets help relieve symptoms of hayfever as well as pet, dust and skin allergies. Suitable for children over the age of 2. (Contains Loratadine, always read the label).
 
Alternatively, you may wish to try Boots Pharmaceuticals Hayfever Relief Instant-Melts Orodisperible 10mg Tablets (14 day supply, £4.99) these relief tablets melt in the mouth in seconds and provide effective relief for hayfever and allergies. Suitable for children over the age of 2. (Contains Loratadine, always read the label).
 
All these products, plus many more, are part of the Boots Buy One Get One Half Price Spring Revival offers across hayfever, travel healthcare, foot care and first aid. Offer valid in store and online until 30 April 2013.
 

Hayfever: Quick fire questions with Boots Pharmacist Angela Chalmers:
 
When should I start taking hayfever medication?
“Prevention is better than cure with hayfever as it can take up to two weeks to fully recover from a bad hayfever attack. Often the hayfever season tends to start end of April/Mayday bank holiday for most people so be prepared.”
 
Which hayfever medication causes drowsiness?
“Loratadine is non-drowsy, Cetirizine generally is non-drowsy however a small amount of people may feel drowsy on it so it is wise to see how you feel.”
 
Do some people respond better to certain hayfever medicines?
“With the antihistamines, some people may get on better with one than others. Ask your Boots pharmacist if this applies to you so we can help you find a product that works best for you.”
 
Can you get stronger medication on prescription or is everything you need available over the counter?
“There are stronger prescription antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays available. Speak with your GP or pharmacist if none of the over the counter medications have worked for you.”
 

 
Time for bugs to buzz off…
 
Blossoming flowers and warmer days make us all want to be outside more. The change in weather can also invite pesky insects and their bites, so make sure you’re well equipped to take them on!
 
To help you get off to the right start Boots Pharmaceuticals Repel Insect Repellent Aerosol Spray (125ml, £7.25) provides effective protection from mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects. The spray is quick-drying, non greasy and has a light fragrance. Suitable for children aged 6 months and above. (Always read the label).  
 
To help leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised try the lightly fragranced Boots Pharmaceuticals Repel Once Insect Repellent Family Lotion (100ml, £8.95). This non greasy lotion provides up to eight hours effective protection against mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects from one application. Suitable for children aged six months and above. (Does not contain DEET, always read the label).
 
If you are unfortunate enough to be bitten by a mozzie, the Boots Pharmaceuticals Bite & Sting Relief Antihistamine Cream (30g, £3.65) relieves pain, itching and swelling FAST and provides soothing relief. (Contains 2% Mepyramine Maleate. Always read the label.)
 
All these products, plus many more, are part of the Boots Buy One Get One Half Price Spring Revival offers across hayfever, travel healthcare, foot care and first aid. Offer valid in store and online until 30April 2013.
 
Spring break...
 
If you are thinking of taking a family holiday this spring or planning a weekend away, you may want to consider packing a couple of key travel essentials...
 
For those accidental cuts and grazes the Boots Pharmaceuticals Wash Proof Plasters (20 assorted sizes, 1.69) are effective in protecting wounds and are designed to allow the skin to breathe while still protecting from water.
 
The Boots Pharmaceuticals St John Ambulance Travel First Aid Kit (11.99) contains first aid essentials to help treat common travel injuries. The handy sized kit is designed to help you care for your family's first aid needs when travelling in the UK or overseas. It not only contains a first aid guide but also plasters, wound dressings, bandages, burn treatment and eye wash.
 
All these products, plus many more, are part of the Boots Buy One Get One Half Price Spring Revival offers across hayfever, travel healthcare, foot care and first aid. Offer valid in store and online until 30April 2013.
 
 
Feet first…
 
With warmer weather around the corner you may be starting to think about swapping your boots and thick socks for sandals or flip flops, so make sure you’re the first one with your feet on show! 
 
To get your feet ready, why not lather on Boots Pharmaceuticals Advanced Foot Care Intensive Foot Softener (150ml, £5.99) which softens and conditions dry and cracked skin and helps to prevent further damage.
 
If you are bothered by verrucas or warts why not try the Boots Verruca & Wart Remover Freeze Spray (£9.59) which is based on the freezing method used by GPs. It can remove veruccas and warts with one treatment. Suitable for children over the age of four. (Always read the label).
 
As the temperature changes, your shoe choice might change too so keep the Boots Pharmaceuticals Dual Action Athlete's Foot Spray (150ml, £3.79) to hand. This spray effectively treats and prevents athlete’s foot. It relieves skin irritation and is fast drying. Suitable for children 2 years and older. (Contains Tolnaftate, always read the label).
 
All these products, plus many more, are part of the Boots Buy One Get One Half Price Spring Revival offers across hayfever, travel healthcare, foot care and first aid. Offer valid in store and online until 30April 2013.
 
 
Start shaping up for Summer…
 
Whether you want to turn heads or simply want a confidence boost this spring, Boots has a range of weight management products to help you on your weight loss journey. Pop in store to find out about some more fantastic April offers to help you on your way.
 
The XLS-Medical Fat Binder is a scientifically proven fat binder used to aid weight loss in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and exercise.  It has few reported side effects. (Contains Litramine and vitamin A, D and E. Always read the label).
 
Save 20% on XLS-Medical Fat Binder in April in Boots stores and online at Boots.com. 60 tablets now £20.79 (was £25.99), or 180 tablets now £47.99 (was £59.99), offer ends 30th April 2013.
 
Slim-Fast milkshake powders have been developed by a team of nutritionists to give you one third of the daily nutrition needed in less than 250 calories, helping you to lose weight healthily.
 
Enjoy the Slim-Fast powder half price this April in Boots stores and online.  Strawberry, vanilla, banan, cafe latte and chocolate milkshake powders (438g) are now just £2.99 (was £5.95). Offer runs from the 3rd to the 30th April 2013.
 
Turbo slim Chronoactive (one month supply, £44.99) is an effective slimming solution that works with the natural biorhythm of your body.  The day action burns calorie and the night action limits fat storage and refines the figure. (Always read the label).
 
You can save a 1/3 off from the 3-30 April 2013 in Boots stores and online.
 
For other ways to lose weight, talk to your Boots Pharmacists who are on hand to discuss any queries or questions you may have around weight management and can offer advice about the different weight management products and services available.
 
ENDS
 
All of the above products and many more will be on offer with Buy one get one half price in all Boots Stores across the UK and online at www.boots.com until 30April 2013.
 
For more information please contact the Boots Press Office on 020 7025 6657/ bootshealthteam@redconsultancy.com

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