Many of us suffer from allergies, in fact, it’s thought that more than 1 in 4 of us suffer from some kind of allergy at some point in our lives1. The effects of hay fever and allergies can vary in degrees of severity; some sufferers may experience mild cold-like symptoms, while others may have more extreme illness – persistent sneezing, extreme itchiness and a blocked or runny nose2. In more severe cases, these symptoms can interrupt your sleep and prevent you from enjoying life.

Perhaps you only experience symptoms for a few months at a time. Or you might be one of the unlucky few whose symptoms persist throughout the year, interrupting sleep and impacting day-to-day life. Luckily, symptoms are usually treatable. Pirinase Allergy Spray and Pirinase Hayfever can be used to help alleviate symptoms of most airborne allergies to allow you to manage your allergies and live life. 

How does nasal spray work?

Nasal sprays are usually made from steroids or antihistamines. They can be used to treat allergies and hay fever by reducing symptoms such as nasal inflammation, congestion, runny nose and sneezing3. Pirinase nasal spray is made from intranasal corticosteroids which contain anti-inflammatories to help your body control its reaction to airborne allergies. Unlike antihistamine tablets, Pirinase goes further to treat all stages of your body’s reaction, easing the blocked up, groggy feeling as well as the itchy nose and sneezing4.

Contrary to myths, nasal sprays can be used to treat more than just nasal symptoms. Pirinase works to treat itchy and watery eyes as well as overall feelings of grogginess and congestion, keeping symptoms at bay for 24 hours5.

Are there different types of nasal spray?

There are a number of different nasal sprays available to treat various different symptoms and illnesses, depending on your needs. Nasal steroid sprays such as Pirinase Hayfever can treat allergies by decreasing inflammation within the nasal passages, whereas antihistamine sprays like Pirinase Allergy work by blocking histamines6. You can also find combination steroid and antihistamine sprays that do both, as well as decongestant sprays, anticholinergic sprays, cromolyn sodium sprays and saline sprays7.

Which allergies can nasal spray treat?

When it comes to airborne allergies, such as dust mites8, dust9, animals10 and mould spores11, a proven remedy to help ease symptoms is to use an anti-inflammatory steroid nasal spray, such as Pirinase. To help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever, it’s recommended to use antihistamine tablets, drops or a nasal spray like Pirinase Hayfever, to help with itchy eyes, sneezing and a blocked nose12.

How to use nasal spray

  1. First, blow your nose to clear any mucus and allow the medicine to penetrate your nasal passages.
  2. Gently insert the tip of the spray about ¼ to ½ inch into your nose and point it away from the centre, towards your ear, to allow the spray to reach the back of your nose. It may help to hold the spray with your right hand when spraying the left nostril and vice versa.
  3. Close the other nostril by pressing down onto the side of your nose with a finger, and release the spray into the intended nostril.
  4. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Wipe the spray tip clean and replace the cap.

Just one spray of Pirinase Allergy or Pirinase Hayfever into each nostril can help relieve allergy symptoms for up to 24 hours. It can also prevent the return of symptoms throughout the day following application. If symptoms persist after 7 days while using the spray, please consult your GP.


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  12. Allergy UK. Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis. https://www.allergyuk.org/types-of-allergies/hayfever/. Accessed 15/02/2022.