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Which allergy product is right for you?

Whether you're a long-term hayfever sufferer or you've recently experienced an allergic reaction and don't know what's caused it, Boots Pharmaceuticals has products that may help. Try our interactive questionnaire.

Published 06/04/2011

A quarter of the UK population suffers from hayfever - and this figure is rising. Nearly 80% of sufferers say such allergies have a detrimental impact on their quality of life. When symptoms are at their worst, their concentration levels may suffer.

All of this highlights the need for hayfever sufferers to find the best product - or combination of products - to treat their symptoms. Boots Pharmaceuticals stocks the widest range of healthcare products on the market. Take our interactive questionnaire to find out more about the products in our allergies range.



A: Boots Pharmaceuticals' allergy range includes Hayfever and Allergy Relief Tablets. These tablets are once-a-day antihistamines and help relieve the symptoms of hayfever, year-round runny nose and other allergies such as pet and dust allergies. They can also be used to treat raised, red itchy skin (symptoms of urticaria, which is often known as hives or nettle rash.) Contain the active ingredient cetirizine dihydrochloride. Always read the label.


Another once-a-day option is the Non-drowsy Hayfever and Allergy Relief Tablets. These are an antihistamine to help relieve the symptoms of hayfever (e.g sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye irritation), year-round runny and itchy nose and other allergies such as pet and dust allergies. They can also be used to treat raised red itchy skin (symptoms of urticaria, which is often known as hives or nettle rash). Contain the active ingredient loratadine. Always read the label.


Serious allergy sufferers may wish to consider using an eye or nasal product as well.


A: Boots Pharmaceuticals' allergy range includes Allergy Relief Antihistamine 4mg Tablets. These are suitable for hayfever and other allergic reactions. However, they should be taken three times a day and may cause drowsiness. They contain the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate. Always read the label.


A: Boots Pharmaceuticals' allergy range includes Hayfever Relief All Day Syrup for children suffering from hayfever. It helps relieve the symptoms of hayfever, including sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye irritation. It can also be used to treat raised, red, itchy skin (the symptoms of urticaria, which is often known as hives or nettle rash). Do not give to children under two years old. Contains the active ingredient loratadine. Always read the label.

The range also includes the Hayfever and Allergy Relief Syrup. This can be used to treat the symptoms of hayfever, skin allergies and dust allergies. It's suitable for adults and children aged six years and over and contains the active ingredient cetirizine hydrochloride. It may cause drowsiness. Always read the label.

Finally, the range includes Allergy Relief 1 Year Plus Antihistamine Syrup for children suffering from allergic reactions. This sugar-free product, which contains the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate, relieves sneezing, itching and redness and insect bites. Always read the label.


A: Our range includes the Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray for hayfever sufferers that experience bad nasal symptoms. For best results, you should start using it two to three days before symptoms begin to build up. This spray, which contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, is suitable for adults only. Always read the label. This product should not be used continuously for more than three months.

Alternatively our range also includes the Hayfever and Allergy Relief Nasal Spray for allergy sufferers who suffer from an itchy or runny nose, itchy and watery eyes - perhaps as a result of year-round airborne irritations. The spray contains the active ingredients fluticasone propionate and is only suitable for over 18s. Always read the label. This product should not be used continuously for more than three months.

Our Electronic Allergy Relief Device is an innovative product that provides effective relief for symptoms of allergic reactions. It's small, portable and clinically proven to help effectively relieve the symptoms of hayfever, such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and congestion. It uses low-level, red-light phototherapy, gently reducing the sensitivity within the nose.

These products can be used alongside antihistamine tablets and eyedrops.


A: Our range includes the Hayfever Relief Eye Drops. These eyedrops may help hayfever and allergy sufferers who experience symptoms, such as itchiness, that affect their eyes. The eyedrops can be used alongside antihistamine tablets and nasal spray. They should be used regularly to control symptoms. They contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate. Always read the label.


A: Our Electronic Allergy Relief Device is an innovative product that provides effective relief for symptoms of hayfever. It's small, portable and clinically proven to help effectively relieve the symptoms of hayfever, such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and congestion. It uses low-level, red-light phototherapy, gently reducing the sensitivity within the nose.


A: Our Multi Allergy Test is a clinically-proven blood screening test for grass pollen, dust mite and cat allergies. It's quick and simple to use and provides accurate results within 30 minutes. It can help people with asthma, eczema, hayfever and other allergy-related conditions find out what could be causing their symptoms.


A: The Allergy Relief Nasal Spray can be used for both prevention and relief of symptoms including sneezing, an itchy and runny nose and itchy and watery eyes. It is non-drowsy. Adults should use two sprays in each nostril once a day in the morning. If symptoms are severe, the spray may need to be used twice a day to start with - although it shouldn't be used more than eight times in 24 hours. Once symptoms are controlled, the number of sprays can be reduced to one in each nostril daily. Contains the active ingredient fluticasone propionate. Always read the label.






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