Allergy and hay fever

Created: 03.08.2023

Updated 29.12.2023

Approved by: General Practitioner, Dr Binita Parmar 

Allergy is a condition caused by an overactive immune system in which the body reacts in an abnormal way to substances from the external environment. There can be many different substances you can be allergic to, including pollen, gluten, dog/cat hair.

Symptoms

Hay fever is often seen as a relatively insignificant disease, but the symptoms can be tiring and have a negative effect on the general condition. Typical symptoms of hay fever are:

  • nasal congestion and sneezing
  • itching in the eyes
  • itching in the throat
  • fatigue
  • problems with night sleep

A combination of these symptoms can possibly affect performance in everyday life at work and/or school.

Treatment

If you are allergic to pollen, try over the counter treatment first, with nasal spray and eye drops. It is also possible to take symptom-relieving allergy tablets or capsules such as Cetirizine or Loratadine. If you do not experience sufficient control of your allergy with topical treatments or pills, please discuss with a doctor to consider alternative treatment options.

How Dr.Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin, we take your allergy problems seriously. There are several effective treatments, and allergies are treated a little differently depending on what you are allergic to and what kind of symptoms you have. Whether you know exactly what medication or recommendations you need, we are able to help you.

Doctor and patient
Appointment with doctor

How Dr.Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin, we take your allergy problems seriously. There are several effective treatments, and allergies are treated a little differently depending on what you are allergic to and what kind of ailments each person has. Whether you know exactly what medicine you want or need a recommendation from your doctor, we will help you.

General Practitioner

At Dr.Dropin our experienced GPs provide a wide range of primary care services, similar to those provided by the NHS, either in the clinic or through video consultations.

Dermatologist

At Dr.Dropin, you will receive specialist care from our expert Consultant Dermatologists provided by skindoc. With extensive experience from both public and private hospitals, we can assess and treat most chronic and acute skin disorders – either in the clinic, through video, or via a photo upload service.