Hayfever – Child > 6 years

Please complete this form if your child is suffering from Hayfever.

  • You will be directed on how to best self-manage hayfever as the most effective treatment readily available in pharmacies and supermarkets.
  • Unfortunately there is no cure for hayfever but simple measures and medication can often lessen symptoms.
  • Most people will not need prescription medication from a clinician. If you have tried all of the self-management then we may consider prescribing you a different anti-histamine or asthma medication.
Hayfever prevention

  • Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes when you’re outdoors.
  • Take a shower and change your clothes after being outdoors to remove the pollen on your body.
  • Stay indoors when the pollen count is high (Most weather apps will display pollen counts).
  • Apply a small amount of Vaseline (petroleum gel) to the nostrils to trap pollen.

More information on Hayfever here.

Hayfever is a common allergy to plant pollens causing itchy and watery eyes, nose and throat.
Eye symptoms

Please try:

Both are readily available from pharmacies and supermarkets and should be tried for at least one week.

Nose and Throat symptoms

Please try:

  • a daily anti-histamine (cetirizine, loratadine or chlorphenamine)
  • This is readily available from pharmacies and supermarkets and should be tried for at least one week.
How are the symptoms?
Persistent Symptoms

There are only three prescription only treatments that can be tried for Hayfever:

  1. Fexofenadine is a prescription only anti-histamine that can be taken instead of your usual anti-histamine. There is no evidence to suggest it is stronger or more effective than anti-histamines you can get in pharmacies or supermarkets.
  2. Montelukast is a prescription only medication for people with asthma who also have severe hayfever. It is taken alongside and in addition to all other treatment you take for asthma and hayfever including fexofenadine.
  3. Beconase nasal spray. This can help with the nasal congestion and itchy throat.
How would you like to proceed?

Your details

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