Hay Fever Treatment

Safe, Effective Treatment

Hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is an allergic reaction caused by an allergen such as pollen, dust, mould or fungal spores that causes inflammation of the inside of the nose. It's a very common condition, estimated to affect around 1 in every 5 people in the UK.

Allergic rhinitis typically causes cold-like symptoms, such as sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or runny nose. But unlike a cold, hay fever isn't caused by a virus.

Treatment Options

Comparing Hayfever Medications

Telfast Fexofenadine Nasonex Mometasone Furoate
Active Ingredient Fexofenadine Fexofenadine Mometasone Mometasone
Form Tablet Tablet Nasal Spray Nasal Spray
How long it takes to work Within 1 hour Within 1 hour For some patients relief starts withing 12 hours of first dose, full benefit may not be seen in the first 2 days. Regular use is required to achieve full benefit. Treatment should begin 2 weeks before hayfever season For some patients relief starts withing 12 hours of first dose, full benefit may not be seen in the first 2 days. Regular use is required to achieve full benefit. Treatment should begin 2 weeks before hayfever season
How long can it be used for Can be taken daily - effects last for 24 hours Can be taken daily - effects last for 24 hours Should not be used for more than 3 months Should not be used for more than 3 months