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Allergies & hayfever

Allergies are triggered by pollens found in the environment from various species of trees and grass, ragweed (flowering plants) and other allergens.

Allergies are often called hay fever, which affects more than 3 billion people worldwide.1-2 Allergens such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander aren’t harmful to humans, but for those of us with allergies, our immune system over-reacts to their presence. Airborne pollen can enter your nose, mouth and/or eyes, and within minutes may trigger a cascade of events leading to the symptoms we know all too well. Dust and moulds can be year-round issues, so if you’re serious about looking after your hay fever, you’ll need to be serious about avoiding your triggers.

Hay fever can last all year round, not just in spring and autumn months. Many sufferers believe that people don’t understand how miserable it can make you feel – due to disturbed sleep, daytime tiredness and poor concentration.

To find out what your local pollen forecast is, see: www.metservice.com and select your town or city.

Colds and allergies often share the same symptoms. Below are a few key differences. If you think you have an allergy, talk to your healthcare professional to see if Dymista® is right for you.

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Do you have an allergy, cold or flu?

allergy hay feverAllergy & hay fever ColdCold FluFlu
WhenWhen

Any time of the year

Usually winter but can be all year around

Winter

Symptoms appearSymptoms appear

Immediately

In a few days

In a few hours

DurationDuration

As long as you’re exposed to the problem allergen

5 – 7 days

7 – 14 days

CommonCommon Symptoms

Runny nose (clear mucus), Blocked nose, Red itchy eyes, Sneezing

Runny nose (mostly coloured mucus), Sore throat, Sneezing, Cough (with mucus)

Extreme exhaustion, Fever, Headache, Muscle aches & pains, Sore throat

Other SymptomsOther Symptoms

Headache, Sore throat

Headache, Fever

Blocked nose, Sneezing

Adopted from Pharmacy Today, June 2018, p.303

allergy hay feverAllergy & hay fever
WhenWhen

Any time of the year

Symptoms appearSymptoms appear

Immediately

DurationDuration

As long as you’re exposed to the problem allergen

CommonCommon Symptoms

Runny nose (clear mucus), Blocked nose, Red itchy eyes, Sneezing

Other SymptomsOther Symptoms

Headache, Sore throat

ColdCold
WhenWhen

Usually winter but can be all year around

Symptoms appearSymptoms appear

In a few days

DurationDuration

5 – 7 days

CommonCommon Symptoms

Runny nose (mostly coloured mucus), Sore throat, Sneezing, Cough (with mucus)

Other SymptomsOther Symptoms

Headache, Fever

FluFlu
WhenWhen

Winter

Symptoms appearSymptoms appear

In a few hours

DurationDuration

7 – 14 days

CommonCommon Symptoms

Extreme exhaustion, Fever, Headache, Muscle aches & pains, Sore throat

Other SymptomsOther Symptoms

Blocked nose, Sneezing

Allergy and hay fever symptoms:

Sneezing

Itchy, Red, Watery Eyes

Runny Nose

Blocked Nose

Ref

References:

1. Tong & Lin 2014. GLOBAL ATLAS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS
Published by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015: 62-63.EAACI 2015: 62-63
2. Worldbank 2016 population available at https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL. Accessed Nov 2017.
3. Fookes C. Pharmacy Today June 2018: 30-31.
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