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Manage Hayfever Symptoms From Dawn Till Dusk With Boots UK

07 March 2016
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Manage Hayfever Symptoms From Dawn Till Dusk With Boots UK

Summer is finally round the corner! If you’re dreaming of picnics, day-to-night BBQs and sunbathing in your back garden, but all you can see is puffy, red eyes and a giant box of tissues - you’re not alone. One in five people suffer from hayfever1, but symptoms can be managed easily with the right medication. Get prepared for summer and keep your symptoms under control, with the help of Boots Pharmaceuticals.

Hayfever sufferers know that the daily ‘sneez-athon’ at your desk isn’t the only time that symptoms strike. Night-time hayfever can often be the worst, due to the pollen falling back to the ground at the end of the day as the air cools, raising the pollen levels. According to research2 by Boots Pharmaceuticals, ‘insneezia’ affects 64 per cent of hayfever sufferers and on a typical night they miss out on an average of 72 minutes of shut eye because of problematic pollen.

Angela Chalmers Boots UK Pharmacist comments: “Hayfever affects each sufferer differently, but with a variety of treatments available to protect, treat and relieve the effects of hayfever - you can help control your symptoms. It’s all about being smart with your medication and managing when you take it.

  • A barrier nasal spray can be effective to help relieve hayfever symptoms, as it creates a protective lining in the nasal passage. Use it before you head out in the mornings for the day ahead
  • Barrier nasal sprays don’t contain any medicine, which is useful if need to take a combination of hayfever products to control your symptoms. Check with your pharmacist if you are concerned about what hayfever relief products can be taken together
  • Most one-a-day anti-histamines may also help reduce symptoms throughout the night whilst still being effective the next day
  • Pollen particles can cling to hair and clothing during the day so it is a good idea to shower before bed- washing your hair can help to avoid taking pollen into your bedroom which can cause symptoms to worsen overnight.”

Prepare yourself before hayfever hits by choosing medication from Boots that will protect, treat, and relieve your symptoms:


Boots Pharmaceuticals Allergy Barrier Nasal Spray (£6.99) is a non-drowsy nasal powder spray that delivers fast, effective protection against hayfever and other airborne allergens.  The spray forms a barrier and starts to work in just three minutes; meaning you don’t just treat the symptoms, you prevent them from happening. Suitable for adults including pregnant women and children over 18 months old.


Prepare for pollen with the Boots Pharmaceuticals One-a-Day Allergy Relief Tablets (10mg, £11.49, 60 day supply)to relieve symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, burning and itchy eyes throughout the season. (Contains Loratadine. Always read the label).


NEW Boots Hayfever Relief 2% w/v Sodium Cromogilicate Eye Drops (10ml £5.39)are suitable for both adults and children to soothe itchy eyes. To help reduce symptoms use up to four times in 24 hours (Contains Sodium Cromoglicate. Always read the label).

Boots Pharmaceuticals Irritated Eyes Eye Mist (10ml, £12.49) contains ingredients to soothe and provide long lasting relief to irritated eyes associated with allergies such as hayfever, dust, pollution, air conditioning, smoke and bright light.


About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments


1 Accessed on 9th May 2016

2 Boots Research poll on 2,080 hayfever sufferers conducted by Opinium Research, June 2015


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

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