Winter Hayfever, The Facts.

Winter hayfever is the real deal. It’s a common misconception that we are only faced with the discomfort of hay fever in spring when flowers are blooming, and pollen is in the air. However, hayfever is surprisingly common all year round and particularly in the colder months. With winter now in full swing, we break down just what winter hayfever is.


Key things to look out for when trying to identify winter hayfever include nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and itchy and watery eyes. We know the whole experience isn’t very enjoyable, but it’s something that a whopping 3.1 million Australians experience all year round!


These symptoms can be brought on in winter due to a reaction to allergens that are present in the air such as pollens, dust mites and mould. These agitators are particularly prevalent in the winter time (especially dust mites and mould!) which we unknowingly interact with day to day.


As it’s nearly impossible to simply try to avoid all hayfever agitators, it’s important to try and keep your immune system in tip-top condition. Vitamin C, Vitamin A, horseradish and garlic are proven to assist in a healthy immune system and help your body fight against hayfever.


However, we understand that sometimes these things are unavoidable. This is when a trip to visit our team should be top of your to-do list.


Some of our current favourite winter hay fever fighters include the Pharmacy Choice Hayfever Prevention & Relief Nasal Inhalation and the Fexo 180 non-drowsy anti-histamine. A nasal inhalation medication is a great option for when you find the nasal congestion is preventing you from breathing freely. This spray helps ease symptoms while also preventing the hayfever from progressing any further. The Fexo 180 isn’t just your standard anti-histamine, it’s also non-drowsy. This means that you can receive fast-acting relief of hay fever symptoms for up to 24 hours and still be able to work with a clear mind!


These products work fantastic alone or great as a combination to really nip that pesky hayfever in the bud. We understand that sometimes hayfever can be confusing with so many different options on offer, but our friendly team are always happy to lend a hand and point you in the right direction.


So there you have it! Winter hayfever in a nutshell and some of our top recommended products to ease the pain. If you have any further questions about hayfever, pop into Padbury Pharmacy today.