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Asthma and Allergies

Asthma

Asthma is a condition caused by inflammation of the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When a person with asthma comes into contact with something that irritates their airways (cats, dogs, pollen or even sporting activities), airways become narrower and the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and starts to swell. This makes it difficult to breathe and causes wheezing and coughing. Sometimes also, sticky mucus or phlegm builds up, which can further narrow the airways.

Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time. In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma. That is 1 in every 12 adults and 1 in every 11 children. Asthma in adults is more common in women than men.

The cause of asthma is not fully understood, but it is known that asthma often runs in families. You are more likely to have asthma if one or both of your parents has or had the condition in the past.

Asthma Treatment

If you are suffering from asthma like symptoms (short of breath, wheezing), you should see your doctor immediately for a diagnosis. Your doctor is able to prescribe medication if he feels you have asthma. If you have already been prescribed an inhaler or have lost your inhaler or run out and cannot get a prescription immediately, we are able to supply you an inhaler to help your asthma symptoms.


Reliever Inhalers - blue

These inhalers are usually blue and are taken immediately to relieve asthma symptoms. They quickly relax the muscles surrounding the narrowed airways. This allows the airways to open wider, making it easier to breathe again. Relievers are essential in treating asthma attacks.


Ventolin

Ventolin Accuhaler

Ventolin Accuhaler contains a medicine called salbutamol. This belongs to a group of medicines called fast-acting bronchodilators. Ventolin Accuhaler is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. This includes relieving and preventing asthma brought on by exercise or other “triggers”.

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Ventolin

Ventolin Evohaler (Salbutamol) is a prescription medicine which is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. It helps the airways in the lungs to stay open, making it easier for air to get in and out.

If you feel you have asthma, you should see your GP first to see if Ventolin is suitable for you. If you need or have lost your Ventolin asthma evohaler and you are having trouble getting to your doctor, use our online service to buy two evohalers without seeing a doctor face to face.

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Sandoz Salbutamol

Sandoz AirSalb (Salbutamol)

Sandoz AirSalb (Salbutamol) Inhaler is a prescription medicine similar to the Ventolin Evohaler which is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. It works rapidly to open up the air passages in the lungs. Salbutamol Inhaler is intended to be more convenient to carry in a small pocket or purse with its small design. It has a large thumb grip surface area compared to Ventolin Evohaler which may aid when actuating the device. Salbutamol Inhaler is CFC free and compatible with Aerochamber® Plus and Vortex® spacer devices.

If you feel you have asthma, you should see your GP first to see if Salbutamol Inhaler is suitable for you. If you need or have lost your Salbutamol Inhaler and you are having trouble getting to your doctor, use our online service to buy Salbutamol Inhaler without seeing a doctor face to face.

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Ivax Salamol CFC-Free Inhaler

Ivax Salamol CFC-Free

Ivax Salamol CFC-Free Inhaler is a prescription medicine similar to the Ventolin Evohaler which is used to treat breathing problems in people with asthma and similar conditions. It works rapidly to open up the air passages in the lungs. Salbutamol Inhaler is intended to be more convenient to carry in a small pocket or purse with its small design. It has a large thumb grip surface area compared to Ventolin Evohaler which may aid when actuating the device. The Salamol Inhaler is CFC free.

If you feel you have asthma, you should see your GP first to see if Salbutamol Inhaler is suitable for you. If you need or have lost your Salbutamol Inhaler and you are having trouble getting to your doctor, use our online service to buy Salamol Inhaler without seeing a doctor face to face.

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Asthma Inhaler Mask

Asthma Inhaler Mask contains beclometasone dipropionate, which is one of a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Qvar Autohaler is used to prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe asthma in patients who require regular treatment.

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Preventer Inhalers - brown

The following inhalers are used for asthma prevention and should not be used to relief shortness of breath or sudden asthma attacks. These inhalers are usually brown and control the swelling and inflammation in the airways and reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks. These preventers need to be taken every day (usually in the morning and at night) even when you are feeling well. As the protective effect of the steroid builds up, you will be less likely to be breathless or have asthma attacks.

Pulvinal 100 Dry Powder Inhaler

Pulvinal 100 Dry Powder Beclometasone Inhaler

Pulvinal Beclometasone Dipropionate inhalation powder is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

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Qvar Inhaler

Qvar Beclometasone Inhaler

Qvar beclometasone inhaler is a prescription medication to help prevent asthma attacks and is available in 50mcg and 100mcg. It works by decreasing inflammation of the airways, and because the medicine does not work quickly, it should not be used for treating an asthma attack.

Note: Qvar is a medicine to prevent asthma and does not replace the need for fast acting (relief) blue inhalers for sudden asthma attacks/symptoms.

If you feel you have asthma, you should see your GP first to see if Qvar Inhaler is suitable for you. If you need or have lost your Qvar Inhaler and you are having trouble getting to your doctor, use our online service to buy Qvar Inhaler without seeing a doctor face to face.

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Qvar Easi-Brathe

Qvar Easi-Breathe Inhaler

Qvar Easi-Breathe is a prescription medicine used to prevent asthma attacks, and is usually prescribed to be used in the morning and or at night. It works by preventing the inflammation and excess mucus formation in the airways thus making it easier to breathe. This is not a pump action device, as the patient breathes out fully, and then immediately inhales back through the mouth piece which gives a measured dose into the lungs.

Qvar Easi-Breathe is classed as asthma preventer and should not be used to relieve an asthma attack, as it will not work for this purpose. An asthma attack needs to be treated with a medicine that quickly opens the airways, such as salbutamol or terbutaline. These are known as relievers, and you should make sure you carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times to relieve an asthma attack or a breathing problem if it happens.

If you feel you have asthma, you should see your GP first to see if Qvar Inhaler is suitable for you. If you need or have lost your Qvar Inhaler and you are having trouble getting to your doctor, use our online service to buy Qvar Inhaler without seeing a doctor face to face.

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Qvar Autohaler

Qvar 100 Autohaler

Qvar Autohaler contains beclometasone dipropionate, which is one of a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. Qvar Autohaler is used to prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe asthma in patients who require regular treatment.

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Special Inhalers - purple

The following inhalers are used for asthma prevention and should not be used to relief shortness of breath or sudden asthma attacks.

 

Seretide Evohaler Inhaler - 50mcg | 125mcg | 250mcg

Seretide is prescribed to help prevent breathing problems such as asthma and it contains two medicines, salmeterol and fluticasone propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Bronchodilators help the airways in the lungs to stay open. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. The effects last for at least 12 hours. Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.

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Seretide Accuhaler Inhaler - 100mcg | 250mcg | 500mcg

Seretide Accuhaler is a powder form prescription medication and helps prevent breathing problems such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It contains two medicines, salmeterol and fluticasone propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Bronchodilators help the airways in the lungs to stay open. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. The effects last for at least 12 hours. Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid which reduces swelling and irritation in the lungs.

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Further information

Please read patient information leaflet carefully before you use your inhaler. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask your doctor, asthma nurse or pharmacist. Alternatively, you can contact the National Asthma Campaign Help line or 0845 701 0203 Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm.

Allergies

Hay Fever

Hay fever is a seasonal condition and is sometimes called 'seasonal allergic rhinitis'. People with hay fever are allergic to pollen and spores and sometimes cats and dogs. Pollen is the tiny, dust-like particles given off by certain types of trees, grasses, weeds and flowers. Spores are given off by fungi and moulds. Some people are even allergic to cats and dogs, either by their fur or saliva particles in the atmosphere which is usually in the pet's home.

The symptoms of hay fever occur when the immune system (the body’s defense system) overreacts to allergens, which in turn results in the release of histamine which in turn causes inflammation, itchy reddening or itchy eyes and sneezing.

Hay fever occurs in the spring and summer, and affects the nose, sinuses, throat and eyes. Due to hay fever, the inside of your nose becomes inflamed (swollen), which leads to sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes. However, people who have allergic reactions to cats and dogs, tend to have reactions throughout the year when they come into contact with these animals.

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

In some people, hay fever-like symptoms occur all year round. This condition is called 'perennial allergic rhinitis' (or perennial rhinitis). Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose. The primary symptom of rhinitis is nasal dripping.

Rhinitis is caused by an increase in histamine, which is most often triggered by an allergy to house-dust mites, furry or feathery animals, certain chemicals or some foods. When an airborne allergen such as pollen or dust is inhaled by an individual with a sensitized immune system, it triggers antibody production. These antibodies mostly bind to mast cells, which contain histamine. When the mast cells are stimulated by pollen and dust, histamine (and other chemicals) are released. This causes itching, swelling, and mucus production.

Symptoms vary in severity between individuals. Very sensitive individuals can experience hives or other rashes. Common symptoms include: sneezing, a blocked or congested nose, a watery discharge (runny nose), and an itchy nose. Less common symptoms include: itchy throat, loss of smell, face pain, headache, and itchy and watery, red eyes.

Hay Fever and Rhinitis Treatment

The common cold can often be confused with hay fever and perennial rhinitis because they all cause similar symptoms. However, a cold normally lasts for around a week. Sneezing, a streaming nose and itchy eyes which persist for a few weeks may well be due to either hay fever or perennial rhinitis.

There is no cure for either hay fever or perennial rhinitis. However, in most cases symptoms can be controlled effectively. Hay fever treatments stop the release of histamine, or reduce or prevent the inflammation from histamine. Treatment options include: avoiding things that causes an allergy, an antihistamine nose spray, antihistamine tablets, and a steroid nose spray if needed.

How to Reduce Hay Fever Symptons

  • Check the pollen forecast. Be aware of when the pollen count is likely to be high. The Met Office has a searchable pollen forecast online map.
  • Vacuum and damp dust. Use a damp cloth to dust and remove any lingering pollen spores.
  • Keep windows and doors closed. This helps keep the pollen out.
  • Smear Vaseline inside your nose. This helps stop the pollen from settling on the lining of your nose.
  • Bring washing in early. Avoid drying clothes outside if you can. Air cools and pollen descends in the evening so bring in washing from outside before this to save it getting covered. Give it a good shake before bringing it in.

Loratadine

Loratadine

Loratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine tablet which provides symptomatic relief of allergy symptoms such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis), urticaria (hives), running and itchy nose, sneezing, burning and itchy eyes, and helps relieve reactions to bites. Suitable for people 2 years and older. Loratadine could be also used to treat mild to moderate pain from sinus headaches.

Whether it's hives, rhinitis or a hay fever, Loratadine can prevent you from suffering from these disruptive conditions and allow you to get on with your day as normal. You can buy Loratadine allergy tablets online from Medical Specialists Pharmacy without the need for a prescription.

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Cetirizine

Exposure to substances such as pollen, animal fur, house dust or an insect bite can cause the body to produce a chemical called histamine. The release of histamine causes allergic symptoms which can include skin rashes, sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and itching. Cetirizine stops the effects of histamine and helps to relieve these symptoms.

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Flixonase Nasule Drops

Flixonase Nasule Drops are used to treat inflammation, swelling and irritation in the nose, and relieve iching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose. It contains a medicine called fluticasone propionate.

Flixonase Nasule Drops are provided in small plastic containers (Nasules). The active ingredient fluticasone propionate belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (also called ‘corticosteroids’).  

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Flixonase Nasal Spray

Flixonase Aqueous Nasal Spray contains 50 micrograms of the active ingredient fluticasone propionate in each spray. It also contains other substances needed to make a stable suspension which will not go off.

Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid (steroid for short) which has an anti-inflammatory action. The tiny amounts sprayed into your nose help to reduce swelling and irritation. Fluticasone propionate should not be confused with anabolic steroids misused by some athletes and taken as tablets or injection.  

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Mometasone

Mometasone nasal spray can be used to prevent or ease the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. This is when the inside of the nose is inflamed and irritated.

Common symptoms include: sneezing, a blocked or congested nose, a watery discharge (runny nose), and an itchy nose. It is caused by hay fever and other allergies. 

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Nasonex

Nasonex

Nasonex is a prescription nasal allergy spray approved for the treatment of seasonal and perennial nasal allergy symptoms. Nasonex is a nasal corticosteroid (also known as inhaled nasal steroid) which can effectively help with congestion, sneezing, itching, and a runny nose - all nasal allergy symptoms - when used correctly. Nasonex is taken once or twice a day by spraying inside the nose.

Whether it's hay fever, dust allergies or a seasonal problem, Nasonex can prevent you from suffering and allow you to enjoy life as normal.

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Prevalin

Prevalin Allergy Nasal Spray

Prevalin relieves the symptoms of hay fever in the nose and eyes. Prevalin's patented formula contains specific ingredients that uniquely deactivate pollen in the nose so it cannot irritate the nasal mucosa.

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Prevalin Allergy Kids Nasal Spray

Prevalin kids nasal spray is suitable for children between 6 to 12 years. It relieves the symptoms of allergies that are caused by airborne allergens, for example hay fever, dust mite allergy or pet allergies. As a child’s nostril is smaller than an adult’s, a smaller dose is needed to form a protective barrier against allergens that cause hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

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Alomide Allergy Eye Drops

Alomide Allergy Eye Drops

Alomide eye drops are used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever such as red, itchy, watery and puffy eyes. The eye drops need to be used regularly to achieve relief from the symptoms. Once your symptoms improve, you should continue to use the drops regularly for as long as is needed to prevent the allergy.

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NeilMed Sinus Rinse Starter Kit

NeilMed Sinus Rinse is the most effective way to clean mucus, allergens, irritants, bacteria and viruses from the nose reducing the frequency of infection.

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