Suggested store
235, Rue De Cannes, Gatineau, QC

Seasonal allergies

Understanding them and getting relief

The arrival of spring and warm weather usually means 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!

By helping you understand the defense mechanism of the human body while exploring solutions that help control allergies, this guide offers tips and tricks to make the most of the good weather!

Read the PSST!

PSST! Seasonal Allergies

Some tips to relieve your allergies!

  1. Keep the windows of your home and car closed during pollen season.
  2. Avoid drying clothes and sheets outside during allergy season.
  3. Wear sunglasses to limit the amount of pollen that gets in your eyes.
  4. Wash your hair after a day spent outside: Hair acts like a net and tends to trap pollen.

Pollination period of different plants

Try to identify the types of pollen that affect you and the season when these pollen levels are at their highest.

Leafs

Threes and shrubs

April, May and June

Grass crops

Grass crops

Mid-May, June et July

Ragweed

Herbes à poux

August, September and October

The 6 signs of allergy that differ from the common cold:

Morning and evening

Symptoms are often worse in the morning and evening

10 days

It's been going on for more than 10 days

Runny nose

The runny nose is clear and runny

Sneezing

Frequent sneezing

Watery eyes

Watery eyes

Not contagious

It is not contagious

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.

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

Refill your prescription or add allergy related items to your order.

Learn more about seasonal allergies

Printemps rime avec allergies

Spring marks the return of seasonal allergies

The sun is holding its ground, while snow gently melts away. Brave little flowers peek through where the grass is already exposed. Tree buds are taking shape. Spring is finally here, and now your nose is running and you’re starting to sneeze. Is it one last winter cold, or the start of allergies?

Read the article

survivre aux allergies saisonnières

Surviving seasonal allergies

Since pollen is everywhere in the spring, and we can’t exactly stop breathing, what can be done to minimize our exposure to these irritating little molecules? Here are some tips.

Read the article

Contrôle allergies

Taking control of your seasonal allergies

If you are among the thousands of Quebecers who develop a runny nose as soon as the pollen count goes up, here are a few tips to help you take control of your allergies.

Read the article

Protecting your eyes

Protecting your eyes during allergy season

Eye symptoms associated with seasonal allergies are caused when eyes come into contact with pollen that is released into the air by various plants.

Read the article

Printemps rime avec allergies

If you have asthma and allergies, here are 5 tips to help you survive the season!

If you suffer from asthma and seasonal allergies, you may notice an increase in your asthma symptoms during allergy season. Here are a few tips to help you breathe easier during allergy season.

Read the article

Printemps rime avec allergies

Allergies - Doctor, can you cure my allergies?

Allergies are disproportionate immune system reactions that occur when the body comes into contact with a foreign substance (called an allergen) that is normally harmless. In other words, a substance can be harmless to one person but cause an allergic reaction in another.

Read the article