FLONASE®: Living Life Beyond Allergies


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We are now moving into fall and as the weather starts to cool down a bit, we try to get ready for our allergy season. In October, the leaves begin to fall. Our driveway turns yellow with pollen produced by nearby pine trees. Without fail, my whole family begins to look like we've been watching marathon sessions of sad movies! All of our eyes get watery and itchy. Seasonal allergies affect all of us in a big way. My sons and daughter sport perpetually runny noses and my husband gets nasal congestion.
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I wish we could just all stay indoors and hide -- but my kids bike to school, I walk to work, and my sons practice soccer 3 times a week. On the weekends, they play in tournaments and we all go out to cheer them on... but it's kind of hard to celebrate a goal when you're sneezing throughout the game! Obviously we can't let allergies stop us from going outdoors and doing the things we need to do. We're way too busy, and life is too short! We've figured out ways to manage our allergy symptoms so we can seize the moment and live our lives. Here are five things that have worked for us:

Take a shower. We all take frequent showers to wash away pollen that might have settled on our hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, or skin.

Wash your clothes. Pollen can settle on clothes, so during allergy season we never wear anything, not even jeans, more than once without washing. I also launder throw pillows, blankets, bed sheets and pillowcases more often than usual to wash away any stray pollen.

Use a hepa air filter. We have hepa air filters in all of our rooms, and our vacuum cleaner has a hepa filter to keep the air in our house as allergen-free as possible.

Use allergy-resistant pillow covers and mattress covers. If you or your kids are allergic to dust mites, invest in allergen pillow covers and mattress covers, which feature tightly woven fabric so that dust mites cannot survive in the pillows or mattresses.

Use a nasal allergy spray. Before they started using a nasal allergy spray, my boys would absolutely dread playing soccer on grass. Once their doctor prescribed a nasal allergy spray, the problem went away -- but I've found that I prefer the convenience of over-the-counter sprays like FLONASE® Allergy Relief, because it is full prescription strength and I can get it at our local pharmacy, without a prescription first. It is the first and only OTC nasal spray indicated to relive both nasal congestion & itchy watery eyes. FLONASE® has really helped relieve the worst of our allergy symptoms -- the runny nose, nasal congestion, and watery, itchy eyes. While most over the counter allergy pills only act on histamine, FLONASE® helps act on 6 different inflammatory substances, not just the one.*

*Mechanism vs. most OTC allergy pills. FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.

My boys use the Children's FLONASE® Allergy Relief for kids ages 4+ so they can stop focusing on their allergies and start focusing on their game. And out on the sidelines, my husband, daughter and I can stop focusing on our allergies and start focusing on supporting our soccer players!

Just follow the label and remember that consistent usage is key. For adults and children 12 years of age and older, ask your doctor if you can keep using after 6 months of daily use .
For Children’s FLONASE® Allergy Relief, consistent usage is key.  For children 4-11 years of age, talk to your child's doctor if your child needs to use for longer than 2 months a year.
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90 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

My son has allergies and he takes medicine everyday.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/764267607910473728

Elena said...

we don't get allergies

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Elena said...

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Rusthawk said...

We run air cleaners in the house.

imbigwillie said...

We make sure to have plenty of allergy meds.

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Rusthawk said...

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Julie Wood said...

We use allergy medicines. I vacuum daily, use and air purifier.

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Julie Wood said...

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kellyr78 said...

We take allergy medicine and wear sunglasses to keep pollen out of our eyes.
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Heather! said...

We clean bedding and throw pillows, etc., as frequently as possible, and we vacuum very regularly. This helps keeps the animal dander down. We also use three different air cleaners that help keep the air in our home as dander-free as possible. Even so, our son needs to take his allergy medicine pretty much every day.

Heather! said...

I tweeted!
https://mobile.twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/764461154932559873

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Natalie said...

I manage my family's allergies by keeping the windows shut, staying inside during peak pollen times and vacuuming regularly. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/764512404621430784
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Jessica To said...

I sometimes have to take allergy medicine and I try to change out the air filters in our home often.
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moushka said...

When I first met my husband he had terrible allergies. He went through the shot regimen and got rid of the bulk of the allergies. He still has problems every spring and needs some medicine.

However, our 10yo daughter was very sick for 2 months and had many tests done only to find out she had really bad seasonal allergies.

We change our filters more often, dust more often, and try to avoid the highest times of pollen.

BethElderton said...

I have allergies year round. I use Loratadine and Flonase daily.
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Rachel said...

I help my family manage seasonal allergies by having air purifiers and eating local honey.

Rachel said...

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amy calvert said...

My son has seasonal allergies with nosebleeds. We have been seeing good results using Alavert.

peg42 said...

My sons both have allergies. We give them Flonase when needed. Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

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Jenny Scheldberg said...

Flonase is my homeboy for spring and fall. I'm so happy it's now available without a prescription.

Jenny Scheldberg said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/GigiLambrusco/status/764652337914871809, tweeted

GANDORF57 said...

Born of hardy stock --no allergies!

Kia89 said...

We use allergy medicines.
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mmstarla said...

This is awesome! We use seasonal medicines we needed and I also swear by my air purifier which helps a TON! Starla / starla.bates AT Yahoo.com

mmstarla said...

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Mysharona said...

we use Flonase spray.

David Norman said...

I take Zyrtec for my allergies. Most other allergy pills make me sleepy!

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

We wash linens and vacuum to keep out the allergens

Kimmy Ripley said...

We take Benadryl but it makes us drowsy. kripley81@gmail.com

Angela Kinder said...

Besides medicine, I always make sure we're away from major allergens and wash everything that touched an allergen. rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kim said...

We usually take allergy medicine every night when allergies seem to be at their worst. That helps to keep it at bay.
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Sandy Klocinski said...

I limit my time outdoors during allergy season

Sandy Klocinski said...

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sksweeps said...

I pretty much just try to get thru it... I avoid meds as much as possible, using a warm heating pad sometimes to relieve the sinus pressure.
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Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

Using an air purifier is one of the ways that I help manage my seasonal allergies.

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JC said...

My kids take medicine to manage seasonal allergies.
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JC said...

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PAIGE said...

We take pills and always check the pollen count on the weather report

PAIGE said...

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bn100 said...

dust

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Barbara Montag said...

To help us with allergies we keep the windows closed.
And some of us take All Day Allergy pills during peak time.
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

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arress said...

I am currently taking Flonase for my allergies.

arress said...

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Anonymous said...

We manage by staying indoors during peak allergen days, and when we're outside we use saline nasal sprays to help clear everything out!

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Daniel Scott said...

We manage them by using HEPA filters and changing the filters on our Air Conditioner unit. We also use honey to help us with our allergies.

Daniel Scott said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/HarleyRDK07/status/764972804110323712

Julia Barnes said...

We manage allergies by vacuuming more often and taking allergy medicine as needed.

mickeyfan said...

Frequent showers and laundering of clothes/bedding. OTC meds as needed and we keep the air conditioner on rather than opening windows.

TheresaJenkins said...

4 out of 5 grandkids take seasonal medicines about twice a yr. (spring and fall)for about 3 weeks and we now run an air purifier regularly

April Vrugtman said...

Over the counter medication. I've heard of therapies designed to teach your body to no longer react to specific allergens but have never tried it.
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Tes283 said...

Air purifiers in each room does get a lot of particles out of the air.

clc408 said...

Staying indoors with air conditioning really helps.

clc408 said...

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

We take meds for allergies. Brittney House

Sarah Hall said...

My grandsons have allergies so I try to keep the dust level to a minimum and they take allergy medicines that really help. hall490@comcast.net

benz1171 said...

I take allergy medicine in the morning and at night.

benz1171 said...

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Stephanie Vollowitz said...

We love Flonase in this house -- for adults and children alike!
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Unknown said...

I take allergy medication every morning and sometimes I use Flonase as well.

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tatertot374 said...

I have to use a daily allergy medication and thankfully my children do not have allergies. Thank you

Elle said...

I have an air purifier with an allergy filter and I try to keep the windows closed during peak allergy season. I also have allergy eye drops and medication if needed.

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Elle said...

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Denise S. said...

We manage season allergies with over the counter pills.

Anonymous said...

I buy tissues 3 at a time - it is the way they come - and I do this year-round. I don't really know what is wrong because finding out is expensive.

Madeline B said...

I recently bought an air purifier to help with allergies and cat dander.
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Madeline B said...

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Mita said...

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Mita said...

I have allergies and take medicine .

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Lanicsha W said...

I use nasal spray and eyedrops

Jennifer Reed said...

We manage seasonal allergies with good medication, eye drops, and tissues.

Rowell Reviews said...

My son actually takes allergy meds year round to help combat his symptoms. Billie R. kekagel@yahoo.com

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Lisa Brown said...

We use allergy medicines and run an air purifier daily.

Lisa Brown said...

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clynsg said...

If they become really uncomfortable, we take some OTC meds.

Anonymous said...

I started using Flonase this past spring and it has helped my seasonal allergies tremendously!

susan1215 said...

We take medicine and I dust and vacuum often.

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Crystle Tellerday said...

I have everyday allergies I have a prescription med called singulair and I take Flonase both everyday

Bakersdozen said...

I vacuum regularly and take allergy medicine. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

richelle bowers said...

I clean often and have an air purifier