Allergies & Hayfever
For hayfever and allergy sufferers who want to avoid the drowsy effects of antihistamines or for pregnant or breast feeding women or children who want to avoid drugs, a treatment that blocks allergens from entering the body is an effective alternative.
How Care Allergy Defence works
The distressing symptoms of hayfever are caused when your immune system mistakes a harmless intruder for something worse. Mast cells in the immune system release histamine – causing runny nose, itchy eyes, etc. One of the traditional ways to treat those symptoms is to take an antihistamine. Unfortunately, many such drugs risk making the user drowsy.
Care Allergy Defence is a unique nasal powder spray that is antihistamine and steroid-free and uses modern technology to stop the cause rather than just treating the symptoms.
The powder reacts with moisture in the nose to become an invisible, but effective, barrier that blocks airborne allergens like dust, pollen and germs from getting into the body. This stops the body’s natural defence system from releasing histamine so symptoms like runny nose and itchy, watery eyes are avoided.
Because it has a physical action and is not absorbed by the body, Care Allergy Defence does not interact with any other medicines and is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women to use. It is also suitable for children from 18 months (under supervision).
Easy to use treatment
Users of Care Allergy Defence have found it simple and comfortable to use with no powder residue and no feeling of it being present in the nose.
The powder spray
- When the bottle is squeezed, air forces powder up the hollow tube.
- The air and powder travel up the hollow delivery tube to the nozzle.
- The nozzle delivers a fine mist of powder.
Instructions for use
- Gently blow your nose, then shake the bottle, breathe out and place a finger over one nostril to close it.
- Place the Care Allergy Defence bottle nozzle in the other nostril and slowly but firmly push the sides of the bottle together to deliver one ‘puff’ of powder while inhaling gently.
- Wait 2 seconds and inhale gently to help the powder penetrate the nasal passages.
- Then repeat for the other nostril.
Clinically proven treatment
Can work in seconds
Care Allergy Defence is clinically proven to stop sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes and is effective for hayfever, dust and pet allergies.
Clinical trials carried out since 2003 have assessed the efficacy and safety of preventing allergy with the powder in Care Allergy Defence.
These tests showed that this treatment is proven to:
- significantly reduce the effects of hayfever symptoms
- reduce symptoms in 90% of sufferers
- reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis due to dust mite
- be safe for children to use
It was noted that the treatment had the ability to stop a sneezing fit in minutes, sometimes even in seconds and that antihistamines do not do this.
Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen and spores. Symptoms include
- frequent sneezing
- runny nose and eyes
- itchy eyes, nose and palate
- nasal congestion
In the UK, 1 in 4 people suffer, of whom 4 out of 10 are teenagers. 1
The pollen and spores that trigger hayfever can come from trees, grasses or weeds. Hayfever caused by tree pollen tends not to be severe and sufferers often think they just have a summer cold. By far the most common cause is grass pollen – which is around from late May till early August but fungal spores can also cause problems in Autumn.
Different people are allergic to different allergens but for those unlucky folk that are allergic to a wide range of them, the hayfever season can last for many months.
Some people get allergic rhinitis all year round. One very common allergen is the house dust mite. These are tiny insects that feed on the dead flakes of human skin. They can be found in mattresses, carpets, soft furniture, pillows and beds all year round although their numbers tend to peak in winter.
Many people are allergic to animals but the reaction is not due to the fur, as some people think, but to flakes of dead skin. Dogs and cats are the usual source of the problem although some people are affected by horses, cattle, rabbits and rodents – such as guinea pigs and hamsters.
Some sufferers are even affected by allergens found in their work environment, such as wood dust, flour dust or latex.
The pollen calendar
Allergy is all year round
We all tend to regard hayfever as being a summer malady and there’s no doubt that May-August are the months when we’re most likely to see it. But allergy caused by pollen can actually happen all year round with alder and hazel pollen in late winter, birch and oak in spring, grass in summer and weed pollen and fungal spores in Autumn.