Many New Zealanders celebrate the first of September as marking the end of a cold, wet and dark winter. You certainly see an increase in the hay fever type of illnesses with the allergens that float around as you get to the warmer months. For hundreds of thousands of people however, spring brings with it pollen and the misery of hay fever.
Allergies are the most common chronic health condition affecting New Zealanders. At least 1 in 5 is affected, and this is likely to rise. Allergies are caused by the immune system overreacting to something that is otherwise harmless to most people.
Allergic rhinitis – commonly known as hay fever – is the most common symptom of allergies. It causes a recurrent runny, stuffy or itchy nose, and frequent sneezing. It can also affect eyes, sinuses, throat and ears.
Fortunately there are many products available to treat and prevent allergy symptoms:
Ways to protect against allergic rhinitis:
Come in and see the team at Bargain Chemist, or shop online for convenience. We are always here for you with professional friendly advice.