Nasal spray for hay fever

Study background

Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, and fur from animals. The symptoms of hay fever are usually like a cold with symptoms of a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. Hay fever effects 20% of all Australians.

The standard treatment for hay fever is to use medications such as antihistamines or corticosteroids. There is a growing need for new treatment options, such as a long-lasting nasal spray which is used 3-8 times a day and is drug free. The nasal spray we are researching forms a protective layer on the tissue lining the nasal cavity blocking the allergens from entering.  You will be assigned to either the new nasal spray, or a saline nasal spray.

Study Details

The study would require you to come to the clinic 3 times over a 1-month period. Visits will range between 30 mins to an hour each time you come in. Over the course of the study, we will check your medical history, provide you with the nasal spray and get you to complete an online diary and questionnaire on your phone to record your drug use and hay fever symptoms.

You will be reimbursed for your time and involvement in the research study.

Eligibility criteria

  • Aged between 18 to 75 years
  • History of seasonal Hay Fever for more than 2 previous seasons