Seasonal allergies

Understanding them and getting relief

The arrival of spring and good weather is often hindered by sneezing, watery eyes and a runny nose.

Our seasonal allergy guide will give you tips and tricks so that you can better enjoy the great weather!

Learn more about: 

  • An overview of what an allergy is
  • The differences between a cold and seasonal allergies
  • The main causes of seasonal allergies
  • Relieving allergies

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PSST! Seasonal allergies

Did you know that pharmacists can help patients suffering from seasonal allergies?

They may recommend non-pharmacological measures, suggest over-the-counter treatments, such as antihistamines, eye drops or nasal sprays.

Nasal sprays containing corticosteroids may also be available over-the-counter, but you must ask for them at the pharmacy’s laboratory.

Pharmacists can, under certain conditions, give you a prescription for medications to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms. In fact, if you have ever been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis in the past and you were given a prescription, your pharmacist can prescribe treatment under certain conditions.

Seasonal Allergies pharmacist

Consult your neighbourhood pharmacist-owner affiliated with Familiprix.

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