Hay fever season is upon us… Here’s how to get through it

At InstantScripts we make it easy for you to avoid hay fever misery and suffering from sneezing, runny noses and red, itching eyes. Healthcare couldn’t be more convenient. 

  • $15 electronic prescriptions

  • Approved in 15 minutes

  • Completely online

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    Dispensed at any pharmacy

  • Delivery Truck

    Home delivery available

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What is hay fever?

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens (grasses, weeds or trees), dust mite, moulds and animal dander.

Most people associate hay fever with spring, when airborne grass pollens are at their peak. This is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or spring hay fever. However, hay fever can occur at any time of the year.

When symptoms occur all year round, this is known as perennial allergic rhinitis. Perennial allergic rhinitis is usually caused by a reaction to allergens such as house dust mites, moulds, animal dander or occupational allergens.

For many of us this means months of itchy eyes, constant sneezing and, of course, the telltale runny nose. With symptoms that can really put a damper on your day, it’s worth getting on top of seasonal allergies as early as possible.

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Can Hay fever be an allergic reaction?

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Yes it can. Your nose acts as a filter. The tiny hairs and mucus that line the nasal passages trap dust, pollens and other microscopic particles. A person with hay fever is allergic to some of the particles that get trapped in the nose, such as pollen.

Unsure about how to manage your hay fever?

Luckily, hay fever isn’t too tricky to manage. If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms at least 4 days in a week, for 4 weeks or more it is recommended to speak to a doctor. Being able to identify the allergens that are causing your symptoms are a crucial part of managing hay fever. In some cases the cause may be obvious but in others your doctor will need to consider your medical history. Let one of our Australian registered doctors advise you on the most suitable option to relieve your hay fever symptoms from the convenience of your own home.

Frequently asked questions

What is InstantScripts?

InstantScripts is a secure online digital healthcare platform that makes managing your health easy, affordable and efficient.

We offer prescriptions for customers after they complete a short digital consultation with an Australian doctor. Once the digital consultation is completed, the answers are quickly reviewed by our registered doctors and, if approved, a prescription is issued in minutes.

InstantScripts also offers one day or multiple day medical certificates if you are unable to work. Blood tests and personalised healthcare programs are also available all from the convenience of your home.

How do I get a prescription online?

Once you have completed a digital or Telehealth consultation for your selected medication, your prescription request will be reviewed by one of our Australian registered doctors. If a prescription is approved, it will be emailed to your local pharmacy of choice, allowing you to pick up your prescription medication in minutes. A QR code for the medication can also be sent to your phone and email, or the medication can be delivered to your door through our trusted partners.

Can anyone use InstantScripts?

Anyone in Australia can access Telehealth consultations.

For the express script option, you must be 18 years old or over and living within Australia.

Can I get a medical certificate online using InstantScripts?

Yes, a doctor can issue you with a medical certificate if deemed suitable. The medical certificate will be emailed to you within minutes of the doctor reviewing your digital consultation.

For medical certificates that must be valid for more than 1 day, patients must consult with a doctor online via an InstantScripts Telehealth consultation.

Do I need a medicare card to use the InstantScripts service?

You will require a Medicare card for most of our services.
All requests on our site require an IHI (Individual Health Identifier). Generally, if you have a Medicare card number then you will have an IHI, but you could have an IHI without a Medicare card.

Our consultations are not bulk billed, but the pathology ordered through them, or on express pathology are generally bulk billed.

Our express scripts are also generally PBS subsidised so require a Medicare card number

How much does it cost?

Prescriptions without a phone consultation can be obtained via the InstantScripts platform for $15.

Same day Medical Certificates are available online for $19.

Online pathology tests can be requested for $20.

Telehealth consultations with one of our registered Australian doctors are available for $49.

Can I book a doctor’s appointment online?

Yes. You can book a doctor’s appointment online with InstantScripts.

If you need medical advice over the phone, you can request a Telehealth consultation to speak to a doctor online.

Can I get medicine delivered?

Yes, InstantScripts now offers medicine home delivery. Simply select the ‘Express Shipping’ option when requesting your prescriptions and, for a small additional fee, your medicine will be delivered straight to your door in 1-3 business days. Your medication will be fulfilled by Prahran Amcal Pharmacy located in Melbourne.

Please note that, for safety reasons, not all types of medication are eligible for home delivery.

Does InstantScripts bulk bill?

In January 2022, the Australian Government rules regarding telehealth bulk billing changed. In order to be eligible for bulk-billed doctor telehealth consultations, the patient must have had a face-to-face consultation with their doctor or another doctor in the same practice in the 12 months prior to the current telehealth service request. Therefore, InstantScripts is not able to provide bulk billed appointments. To find out more please visit Australian Government Rules

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