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It’s that time of year again, when pollen counts start to rise and over 20% of the UK population start to suffer as a result. One of the most common eye complaints in summer is itchy eyes.

How do I treat itchy, red eyes?

Optrex Allergy Drops help to relieve and prevent the redness, watering and itching that’s misery for anyone suffering from hayfever, asthma or an allergy to housemites, pet hairs, etc. It helps to protect your eyes by blocking the release of histamines to prevent the allergic reaction taking place. Take Optrex Allergy Drops (as directed) before and throughout the high pollen season, to help avoid hayfever symptoms like itching, watery eyes.

Sodium cromoglicate 2.0% w/v (active ingredient). Other ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, disodium edentate, purified water.
For further advice about Optrex Allergy Eye Drops, ask your pharmacist.
Always read the label.

Price £5.13 RRP 10ml

Optrex Itchy Eye Drops work instantly to help relieve irritation caused by pollen. They are also suitable for reducing itching caused by dust, mites, pet hair etc. Optrex Itchy Eye Drops are not a medicine and so can be used at the same time as oral anti-histamine medication to specifically act on your eye symptoms. Optrex Itchy Eye Drops contain natural plant extracts, and are suitable for adults and children from any age.

Optrex Itchy Eye Drops contain Witch Hazel.
Always read the label.

Price £3.99 RRP 10ml

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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions relating to hayfever:

Can I inherit hayfever?

Many allergies tend to run in families, so children of parents with allergies are very likely to develop an allergic condition themselves. But it may take a different form, so a parent with eczema and asthma may have a child with hayfever.

Are some people more likely to develop hayfever than others?

Apart from the genetic or inherited factors described in the previous answer, there do not seem to be any 'at risk' groups. You are most likely to develop hayfever in your 20s.

Should I have specific allergy tests?

Except in special cases, it is rarely worth tracking down what the cause is, since the treatment is likely to remain the same.

Can I get rid of an allergy?

It may be possible to limit an allergy, or the illness resulting from it, by avoiding the allergen or treatment with drugs. Sometimes the problem can go away for no apparent reason.

Why does hayfever sometimes start in later life?

Often someone only becomes sensitised by repeated exposure to a substance. It can take a combination of circumstances and events to result in an allergy, which may happen when you are older.

Why should I watch the pollen count?

The pollen count is the number of pollen grains per cubic metre averaged over 24 hours. When it exceeds 50 per cubic metre, most people who have hayfever will have symptoms, although some people can suffer at much lower concentrations. Pollen counts usually peak between April and August. Check the daily pollen count at

Will I suffer from hayfever when I go abroad?

Once established, hayfever tends to recur every year, but this depends entirely on exposure to the allergen. If you visit another country where the pollens you encounter are different, you may escape the symptoms unless you are repeatedly exposed. Many plants that cause hayfever, like grasses, can be found around the world.

Will I grow out of hayfever?

Hayfever usually starts after you are 10 and reaches a peak at about 20. It tends to tail off and should no longer prove troublesome by around 45.

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