Start hay fever treatment now!
The hay fever season is looming and the advice is to start using the preventative treatment or nasal sprays two weeks before your symptoms usually begin.
This is because only taking medications occasionally, on the worst days, is much less effective.
If you are using a steroid nasal spray, tip your head forward, not back, look down, insert the nozzle and spray towards the outside of the nose.
Nasal sprays containing decongestants may be useful on the worst days or for additional relief of congestion for an exam or special occasion.
These should not be used regularly because, after a few days' use, they cause rebound congestion, making symptoms worse.
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