Lidl shopper praises £3 hay fever remedy as a 'game changer'

Supermarket chain Lidl store
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A TikTok user has shared her remedy for hay fever that's a "game changer".

Tinuke, known as @Tinukeawe on the platform, shared a video with her followers, encouraging them to "run to Lidl". She said: "If you suffer from hay fever, this is going to be the best £2.99 you ever spend in your life. Mark my words!

"Run down to Lidl and get yourself some fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is the best hay fever tablet you will ever buy."

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Tinuke explained she had tried various remedies for her hay fever symptoms in the past, but none were as effective as this one, Wales Online reports. She added: "When I found out about this, I've literally not used anything else."

"It's been a game changer. Hay fever season is coming and for those that suffer with it, let's gather! "

In the video, Tinuke showed the product on the shelves of Lidl, packaged in a yellow and white box. The product is also known by the name, Treathay.

Hay fever is a seasonal allergy triggered by pollen released during the pollen season. According to the Met Office, pollen season typically runs from March to November in the UK, with symptoms worsening in the summer months.

Common symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy eyes, mouth, and throat. Less common symptoms include headaches and hives.

While there is no cure for hay fever, there are measures you can take to alleviate symptoms, including certain medications. The NHS recommends:

  • Apply petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) around your nostrils to trap pollen

  • Wear wraparound sunglasses, a mask or a wide-brimmed hat to prevent pollen from entering your nose and eyes

  • After being outdoors, shower and change your clothes to wash off pollen

  • Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible

  • Regularly vacuum and dust with a damp cloth

  • If possible, use a pollen filter in your car's air vents and a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner

It is also advised that you speak to a pharmacist if you have hay fever as they can suggest the best treatments to help with symptoms, such as antihistamine drops, tablets or nasal sprays. Some antihistamines can make you very sleepy, so speak to your pharmacist about non-drowsy options if you need to.

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