Allergy and Hayfever

What are allergies and allergic reactions?

Allergies occur when a person reacts to a substance in their environment. These substances, known as allergens, include airborne pollens, pets, certain foods, mould, dust mites, grasses, medications or bites/stings, and may impact certain individuals to result in some form of allergic reaction.

When certain people are exposed to allergens, they may develop an immune response that leads to an allergic reaction. This can cause symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, watering eyes, a sore throat, difficulty in breathing, skin irritations, and many more. You may be aware that you suffer from certain allergens, and that these allergens may be exacerbated at particular times of the year (such as Spring).

What we can do for you…

Allergies are no fun, so WholeLife is here to help! Our pharmacy team can advise on over-the-counter options that may help relieve symptoms associated with allergies and help prevent them from recurring. Whether you suffer from anaphylaxis or a more minor reaction, you can discuss various allergy and hay fever treatments with the WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods team to help you manage and reduce your symptoms.