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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Following the recent Coronavirus pandemic, on advice from NHS England we are converting all of our face to face consultations with a Doctor to telephone consultations. If you currently have a routine appointment booked, this has been changed to a telephone consultation. The doctor will call you as close to your appointment time as possible. Please do not come into the surgery.  Many thanks for your understanding. 

 In order to protect patients, all unnecessary visits to the surgery are to be avoided. You can no longer book a face to face appointment without speaking to a clinician. Telephone consultations will be available via calling reception. If you are feeling unwell with continuous cough or High temperature, NHS England advice is to self-isolate at home for 7 days without any testing for coronavirus, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases for 7 days. If your condition has not improved after 7 days and have not sought medical advice please access NHS 111 services online to complete on-line risk assessment https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or via telephone, as this WILL NOT be managed by the medical centre.  

Please see link below regarding information for the public about Coronavirus 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

We appreciate your patience at this challenging time Kings Road & Eastcote Surgery

Hay Fever Information

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:

  • a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy eyes

Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. Pollen contains proteins that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses to become swollen, irritated and inflamed.

How to treat hay fever

Many hay fever symptoms can be controlled with over-the-counter medication at your local pharmacy.

  • Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Antihistamines help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some types of antihistamines make you drowsy and are best taken before bed. Newer antihistamines are less likely to make you drowsy and are a common choice for children and people with milder or occasional symptoms of hay fever.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets are used to unblock the nose. They should never be taken for more than a few days at a time.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Eye drops can be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

If none of the above treatments are effective for you, please book an appointment to discuss other treatments.

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