Hayfever & Allergy season

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Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, usually when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Pollen is a fine powder from plants.

Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.

Check the pollen forecast on the Met Eireann website

Hay fever symptoms

Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • sneezing and coughing
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes
  • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • loss of smell
  • pain around your temples and forehead
  • headache
  • earache
  • feeling tired.


Telfast Allergy is indicated in adults and children 12 years and older for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

What is Telfast?

Telfast contains the medication fexofenadine hydrochloride and was previously only available on prescription. It is now available at a dose of 120mg over the counter from your pharmacist. Telfast provides allergy sufferers with fast, non-drowsy 24-hour relief from their symptoms.

  • It is a new generation oral antihistamine
  • It works to relieve nose, throat and eye symptoms of allergic rhinitis
  • It provides 24-hour relief
  • It starts to work within one hour

Who can take it?

It is suitable for those aged 12 and above. It is not suitable in pregnancy or breastfeeding. Always check with your pharmacist if you have any underlying allergies to any ingredients in Telfast, have heart conditions, liver or kidney problems or are taking any medications to make sure that this medicine is safe for you.