How to identify the kind of allergy you are suffering from

The warmer months of spring and summer often bring seasonal pollen problems for many allergy sufferers but some people struggle with allergies all year round because the trigger may be something within their home environment or even their diet.  You can buy Rhinocort Nasal Spray online in the UK from our pharmacy store and for those who have a known and serious allergy which causes anaphylaxis, you can also buy Epipen Auto-Injector online safely and with confidence from our UK pharmacy.

Different types of allergies
There are many types of allergies including:

  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Insect allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Mould allergy
  • Pet allergy
  • Pollen allergy

Symptoms of allergies
Some allergies like those to pollen or pets will produce nasal irritation and sensitivity to a greater or lesser degree. Other symptoms may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes
  • Wheezing, coughing or noisy breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Worsening of existing conditions like asthma or eczema

Medicines for allergies
Allergy treatments
vary depending on the cause of the allergy and the symptoms the sufferer experiences.  Antihistamines can help relieve sneezing, itching, a runny nose and watery eyes and can be taken orally in tablet form.  Decongestants again taken by mouth can also provide relief from the nasal stuffiness which can accompany some allergies. 

Another useful treatment of a nasal allergy is nasal spray which can ease the allergic reaction and is mild yet effective enough where you can start to use a nasal spray as a precautionary measure when you anticipate exposure to a trigger.

How do nasal sprays work?
Histamine is the name of the chemical produced by the human body’s immune system that appears to rid the body of foreign invaders.  An allergic reaction is when the body produces histamine often in response to something which is normally found in the environment and which would not affect other people, for instance, pet dander, pollen, dust mites or mould.  The reaction produces uncomfortable and unwanted symptoms which can include nasal irritation, sneezing and itchiness.  Anti-histamine nasal sprays work by blocking the effects of histamine and they can work quickly, often within 30 minutes.  Some people do become drowsy when using nasal sprays but they are not exposed to any serious side effects .

For all your allergy treatments, Pharmacy Planet is a one-stop shop for anti-histamines, nasal sprays and topical applications.  If you are looking to buy anti-allergy products online in the UK like the Rhinocort Nasal Spray or the EpiPen Auto-Injector then take a look at our website for all our allergy products and more information.