Written by Hayley Bromfield • Published 3rd October 2019 • 2 minute read

Chronic allergies affect millions of people around the globe. There is no denying the discomfort they can cause for so many people. A 2017 study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that 80 percent of those with seasonal allergies report moderate-to-severe symptoms that significantly impair their quality of life. Although allergies can’t be cured outright, those afflicted can take over-the-counter medications to alleviate some of the symptoms.

For more severe allergies it is highly recommended to seek medical advice but those who require an antihistamine these are the top brands we found on the market.


Part of the large pharmaceutical giant GSK Piri has a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. With a wide range of over the counter products (OTC), Piri are one of the highstreetses go to brands for consumer allergy needs. Their extensive FAQs sections also help out those who are perhaps new to living with allergies making is simple and easy to adjust your way of life.

Their range of syrups for children, tablets for minor allergy reactions and sprays and serums to treat seasonal hay fever intolerances, Piri has something suitable for the whole family all year round.


Do you have itchy eyes? Are you looking to find a product that will help you sooth those dried tired eyes? Ask yourself have you ever left work after a long day and felt your eyes watering? Well it could be due to your eyes feeling irritated. Be it staring at a computer screen, sitting in air-conditioning, central heating and driving long distances are all culprits of dry irritated eyes. Fear not Optrex comes to the rescue with their Actimist and range of eye products. So the next time you’re in need make sure you seek out Optrex!


Get your pollen and weather on the go with the Zyrtec Allergycast App and their range of products. You’re able to take control of the symptoms you experience because of hay fever and pollen issues with this handy app. There is a Daily Allergy Impact and pollen count as well as a 4-day allergy forecast. You can then track how you feel on the app by logging your symptoms, this in turn enables you to learn what is making you sneeze each day.

This handy app paired with their great over the counter products is a match made in heaven for all your coughing, sneezing and snotty nose issues! We know what we’re about to go and download.


The Claritin family of products offers powerful, non-drowsy allergy relieves of sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes as well as irritated throat and nose issues. With over 200+ allergens they claim to help aid, Claritin’s products have some suitable for children through to adults. Be sure to check out their featured articles to find the latest weekly allergy hacks, top tips on avoiding colds and spotting allergies that might affect your children.

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