Lidl shopper urges everyone to buy 'game changer' hay fever remedy - and it's just £3

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A TikTok user, Tinuke, has shared her top tip for combating hay fever, urging her followers to head to Lidl. Known as Tinukeawe online, she explained that after numerous failed attempts to alleviate her hay fever symptoms, discovering Fexofenadine Hydrochloride marked a significant turning point.

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."

"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, lets gather!"

She also showed her viewers the product packaging, showing exactly what to look out for and the easier to remember brand name Treathay, reports Wales Online.

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, affects numerous people during the pollen season which typically spans from March to November in the UK. This reaches its peak in the summer, according to the Met Office.

Symptoms often include sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy eyes, mouth, and throat, with less common symptoms being headaches and hives. While there is no cure for hay fever, the NHS advises that there are several treatments available to help manage the symptoms:

  • put petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) around your nostrils to trap pollen

  • wear wraparound sunglasses, a mask or a wide-brimmed hat to stop pollen getting into your nose and eyes

  • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off

  • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible

  • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth

  • try to use a pollen filter in the air vents of your car, if you have one, 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.