Clinically-proven hay fever medication

Be prepared this allergy season. Rosemary's online doctors can help prescribe appropriate hay fever medication for you.
  • Clinically-proven treatments from less than $1/day.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • 100% online.

Clinically-proven hay fever medication

Be prepared this allergy season. Rosemary's online doctors can help prescribe appropriate hay fever medication for you.
  • Clinically-proven treatments from less than $1/day.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • 100% online.
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1. It’s all online & takes 5 minutes.
Our text-based health questionnaire takes 5 minutes to complete and you can do it on your phone or computer anytime, anywhere. No video calls or appointments needed.
2. Affordable branded and generic medication.
Over 900 prescription medications at competitive prices. You can select your preferred brand before making your purchase.
3. Free nationwide shipping for the duration of your script.
Never run out! We process your repeat medication when it’s due and ship them to your door on schedule. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
4. Reach out to your doctor at any time.
Questions about your treatment or want to try a different one? It's easy to speak to your doctor and change treatments if it isn't working for you.
5. Access over a broad range of primary care services.
You can access our range of repeat scripts for 22 conditions below.
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  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
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  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
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  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
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  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
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What are the causes of hay fever?

Hay fever occurs once your body comes into contact with an allergen, usually through the nose, mouth or eyes. Allergens are a foreign substance that triggers an allergic reaction by the immune system.

The reaction involves the release of histamine, the chemical responsible for the symptoms of hay fever.

Allergens are unique to each individual and are often harmless substances that the immune system mistakes for something dangerous. Even small amounts of allergens can cause hay fever in some people if they are particularly sensitive to an allergen.

Common allergens that cause hay fever are dust mites, dust, mould, assorted pollens, animal furs, cigarette smoke, general air pollutants, gluten and latex.

Hay fever season in Australia

Some people experience what’s known as seasonal hay fever. This occurs during particular seasons of the year due to high amounts of allergens in the air such as pollen.

Unlike most of the world which experiences their hay fever/ allergy season mostly during spring, Australian hay fever season can vary from state to state due to Australia’s size, variety of pollen and different climates. Exactly when you may experience your allergy season may be different to others, but there are general rules.

Melbourne peaks during spring September to November.

Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra have moderate pollen count around spring which then peaks from September to December.

Darwin and Perth have moderate levels all year long with peaks during summer into Autumn from November to February.

In Brisbane, the pollen count remains quite high all year, with peaks from December to April. 

The Northern Territory is quite similar to Brisbane high all year round, peaking in April

What are hay fever symptoms?

Common hay fever symptoms are a runny nose, watery eyes, irritated red eyes, nasal congestion (blocked nose), cough, sneezing and itching of the eyes, mouth or skin.

Less common but more severe hay fever symptoms include fatigue, ear pain, sinus pain, headaches, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Shortness of breath and wheezing tends to occur more in those with asthma and could require a reliever asthma inhaler.

It can be easy to mistake the symptoms of hay fever for the common cold as there are many similarities. The best way to distinguish the difference between the two is the duration of the symptoms. The common cold tends to last for 4 to 7 days whereas hay fever may last hours to days depending on exposure to allergens.

Hay fever can persist long term if you are regularly exposed to allergens.

What are my hay Fever treatment options?

Allergies and hay fever can be treated and managed in a number of ways. One is lifestyle modification, where you identify what your triggers are and try to avoid them. You can also use medications to help reduce your body’s immune reaction and relieve symptoms. These medications may come in the form of antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids or eye drops. For more persistent allergies, your doctor may recommend immunotherapy.

If you are experiencing a severe allergic reaction, please call 000 for urgent medical attention.


Are allergies dangerous?

Most allergy sufferers will experience allergic reactions that are not serious or life-threatening. While on the milder side, they can still cause a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. On the other hand is anaphylaxis, a very severe allergic reaction that is life-threatening and can occur within minutes of exposure to allergens.

What are the most common medication side effects?

Common side effects will vary depending on which medication you are prescribed.

For nasal sprays and eye drops, common side effects can include: nosebleeds, distaste, irritation or burning sensation in the nose, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, increased amount of nasal discharge or discoloured nasal discharge, coughing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rashes, blurred vision, irritated eyes and swelling of the eyelids.

For lubricating eye drops, common side effects can include: eye irritation or pain, blurred vision, allergic reactions, headaches, drowsiness and dry mouth.

For antihistamines, common side effects can include: headaches, drowsiness or sedation, lethargy, dry mouth, diarrhoea, gastric upset, reduced appetite, blurred vision, disturbed coordination, sweating, palpitations, hypotension and urinary retention.


Is this hay fever medication harmful?

Long-term daily use of medications has the potential to cause side effects. Your doctor will advise you on when and how to take your medication in order to manage your symptoms and to minimise any long-term complications.


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The service is for patients who are already taking a particular medication prescribed by their GP and need a repeat supply.
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Controlled medications
Our doctors cannot prescribe Schedule 8 Controlled Drug medications and certain drugs of addiction via telehealth so you will not find it in our medications list.
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Restricted medication for anxiety and sleep (Benzodiazepines), such diazepam (valium), temazepam, clonazepam (rivitrol, paxam), zolpidem (stilnox, ambien), oxazepam (serepax), nitrazepam (mogadon), lorazepam (ativan), flunitrazepam (hypnodorm), alprazolam (xanax, kalma), clobazam (frisium), zoplicone (zolpidem), suvorexant (belsomra).

What is hay fever?

Hay fever is the well known common name for the condition, allergic rhinitis. Hay fever occurs when your body comes into contact with an allergen. An allergen is a substance that your immune system identifies as harmful, even if the substance is harmless. Once your body detects an allergen it triggers the release of chemicals that cause allergy symptoms to try to remove or fight the allergen.
Up to as many as 1 in 7 Australians suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis). This makes it one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions in Australia. Hay fever can occur at any age, most commonly affecting those aged 25-44.

What are the causes of hay fever?

Hay fever occurs once your body comes into contact with an allergen, usually through the nose, mouth or eyes. Allergens are a foreign substance that triggers an allergic reaction by the immune system.

The reaction involves the release of histamine, the chemical responsible for the symptoms of hay fever.

Allergens are unique to each individual and are often harmless substances that the immune system mistakes for something dangerous. Even small amounts of allergens can cause hay fever in some people if they are particularly sensitive to an allergen.

Common allergens that cause hay fever are dust mites, dust, mould, assorted pollens, animal furs, cigarette smoke, general air pollutants, gluten and latex.

Hay fever season in Australia

Some people experience what’s known as seasonal hay fever. This occurs during particular seasons of the year due to high amounts of allergens in the air such as pollen.

Unlike most of the world which experiences their hay fever/ allergy season mostly during spring, Australian hay fever season can vary from state to state due to Australia’s size, variety of pollen and different climates. Exactly when you may experience your allergy season may be different to others, but there are general rules.

Melbourne peaks during spring September to November.

Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra have moderate pollen count around spring which then peaks from September to December.

Darwin and Perth have moderate levels all year long with peaks during summer into Autumn from November to February.

In Brisbane, the pollen count remains quite high all year, with peaks from December to April. 

The Northern Territory is quite similar to Brisbane high all year round, peaking in April

What are hay fever symptoms?

Common hay fever symptoms are a runny nose, watery eyes, irritated red eyes, nasal congestion (blocked nose), cough, sneezing and itching of the eyes, mouth or skin.

Less common but more severe hay fever symptoms include fatigue, ear pain, sinus pain, headaches, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Shortness of breath and wheezing tends to occur more in those with asthma and could require a reliever asthma inhaler.

It can be easy to mistake the symptoms of hay fever for the common cold as there are many similarities. The best way to distinguish the difference between the two is the duration of the symptoms. The common cold tends to last for 4 to 7 days whereas hay fever may last hours to days depending on exposure to allergens.

Hay fever can persist long term if you are regularly exposed to allergens.

What are my hay Fever treatment options?

Allergies and hay fever can be treated and managed in a number of ways. One is lifestyle modification, where you identify what your triggers are and try to avoid them. You can also use medications to help reduce your body’s immune reaction and relieve symptoms. These medications may come in the form of antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids or eye drops. For more persistent allergies, your doctor may recommend immunotherapy.

If you are experiencing a severe allergic reaction, please call 000 for urgent medical attention.


What are the most common medication side effects?

Common side effects will vary depending on which medication you are prescribed.

For nasal sprays and eye drops, common side effects can include: nosebleeds, distaste, irritation or burning sensation in the nose, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, increased amount of nasal discharge or discoloured nasal discharge, coughing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rashes, blurred vision, irritated eyes and swelling of the eyelids.

For lubricating eye drops, common side effects can include: eye irritation or pain, blurred vision, allergic reactions, headaches, drowsiness and dry mouth.

For antihistamines, common side effects can include: headaches, drowsiness or sedation, lethargy, dry mouth, diarrhoea, gastric upset, reduced appetite, blurred vision, disturbed coordination, sweating, palpitations, hypotension and urinary retention.


Is this hay fever medication harmful?

Long-term daily use of medications has the potential to cause side effects. Your doctor will advise you on when and how to take your medication in order to manage your symptoms and to minimise any long-term complications.


Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor that can help to tweak your treatment to best suit you. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
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Taken as a daily pill, oral medication slow hair loss, and may encourage new hair growth.
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A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

What to expect

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3-6 months: Regrow it
At this point, it may become noticeable that hair loss has slowed or stopped, or in some cases even reversed. Continue to take photos to track your progress.
6 months and beyond
By now, hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped, and some people may see signs of regrowth (usually at the crown of the head). Consistent daily treatment is required to maintain results and increase the chance of regrowth.
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All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor. The plan duration is determined by your doctor and your medication will be billed and shipped every 2 months.
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Topical Cream - $37.50/month
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Combination - $42/month
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