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Hay Fever

Hay fever is the common name used for a condition called allergic rhinitis, meaning an allergy that affects the nose. It is caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mites, moulds and animal hair.

Symptoms include:

  • Runny nose

  • Itchy nose

  • Sneezing

  • Itchy, red, watery eyes

  • Nasal congestion

  • Headaches

Treatment

Hay fever has many different treatment options available.  Treatments include over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription antihistamine tablets or sprays, however these can sometimes cause drowsiness and become ineffective with regular use. Botulinum Toxin type A, is an easy, effective and pain free treatment that gives very good results, dramatically reducing symptoms for 90 days with no downtime.  80% of patients also reported reduction in asthma symptoms.

This treatment works by disturbing/blocking nerve endings in the nasal passage, reducing inflammation and minimising the onset of symptoms. Treatment is safe and effective lasting 3-4 months. Treatment is normally required 1-2 times a year only.

To find out more information contact Peninsula Skin Co. or email info@peninsulaskinco.com.au

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