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Protect your skin with our range of suncare essentials, shielding you from harmful UV rays. Find relief from hay fever symptoms with our selection of antihistamines and nasal sprays. Combat travel sickness with our effective remedies, ensuring a comfortable journey wherever you go. Browse our frequently asked questions for all your sun protection, allergy relief, and motion sickness needs.
What does SPF do?

SPF stands for sun protection factor. It is the indication of how well a product protects you from the sun’s harmful UVB rays. Using SPF can help prevent skin damage and skin cancer.

UVB is a type of radiation from the sun that causes your skin to burn. UVB rays are responsible for most types of skin cancer, so it is essential you protect yourself from it.

How often should I use SPF?

There are different strengths of SPF and you will commonly see sun lotion with SPF 15, 30, 50 and 50+.

These numbers show how long it would take you to burn with the sun lotion on as opposed to without any on at all. So, when you apply SPF 50, it takes you 50 times longer to burn with the sun cream on then if you had none on at all.

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Does sun lotion go out of date?

All sun lotion eventually goes out of date. On the back of each bottle is a small icon of an open jar with a number on it. The number indicates how long you have to use the product before it is no longer effective. Out of date sun lotion will no longer protect you from UVA rays and will not reduce your risk of skin cancer.

When is hay fever season?

Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) can happen at any time but is more common between the months of March and September when the weather is warm and humid.

If you have hay fever symptoms all year round, it is called perennial allergic rhinitis. It means you are likely to be allergic to indoor allergens like dust mites, pet hair or mould.

How can I treat hay fever symptoms?

Hay fever cannot be cured but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms at home, these include:

  • Taking regular antihistamines
  • Staying indoors when the pollen count is high
  • Taking a shower after going outside
  • Changing your clothes if you have been outside
  • Vacuuming and dusting your house regularly to remove small dust or pollen particles
  • Avoiding keeping fresh flowers in the house
  • Avoiding cutting the grass or walking on freshly cut grass
  • Drying your clothes indoors where possible
  • Avoiding smoky areas, such as barbeques as this can make symptoms worse
  • How many measures you need to take will depend how severe your hay fever is. You may find you only need to do one or two of these things to avoid symptoms getting worse.

    Some antihistamines can make you drowsy. If you are unsure of which ones to take, you can always discuss it with your local pharmacist.

    How do anti-sickness tablets work?

    Anti-sickness tablets work by blocking the receptors in your brain or tummy that trigger the sickness response. They may also work by making food move through your stomach to your bowels quicker.

    Are anti-sickness tablets safe in pregnancy ?

    Anti-sickness tablets are considered safe in pregnancy and will not cause harm to you or your baby. You should always take anti-sickness tablets under the advisement of your doctor, nurse or midwife. Only take anti-sickness medication that has come from a trustworthy source such as a pharmacist or hospital.

    Do all anti-sickness tablets make you drowsy?

    Some anti-sickness medications can make you feel sleepy. It is important that you discuss any potential side effects of anti-sickness medication with your prescriber. You should also avoid driving or heavy lifting if your medication makes your feel drowsy.

    If you have any questions about potential side effects, you can always discuss them with a doctor or pharmacist.