Simple Solutions for Relieving Spring Allergies

Simple Solutions for Relieving Spring Allergies

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Simple Solutions for Relieving Spring Allergies

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post.

Did you know that I’m allergic to cats but have two of them? Not like, only a little allergic, but I’m really allergic to cats! Growing up, my family had a pet cat named Friskey. When I was around 8 years old, we discovered my allergies. My grandmother decided to keep Friskey, but she lived in another part of our home until I left for college. Fast forward to present day, four years ago my husband and I decided to adopt two furbabies. Some people question why I would adopt two cute kittens knowing that they would just make me go into a sneezing attack, complete with itchy and watery eyes. Crazy, right?! Well I did a little bit of research and found out that I could live in harmony with cats and control my allergy symptoms at the same time. 

Simple Solutions for Conquering Spring Allergies

I love both of our cats, Ace & Ebony. They are tuxedo cats who happen to be larger than some dogs, and they love our affection and attention. We’re so happy that they’re a part of our family and we love their personalities. 

Simple Solutions for Conquering Spring Allergies

In addition to my cat allergy, every spring I suffer from seasonal allergies as well when the pollen count is high here in Georgia. I know it sounds bad, but there is relief and I’m happy that I’ve found several solutions to help me with my sneezing and itchy eyes. 

Solutions

1. We live in a home that’s fully carpeted. It’s not the best idea when suffering from allergies. One of the ways I keep allergens low is to vacuum daily using a cleaner that has a HEPA filter. I also deep clean our carpets by shampooing them several times a year.

2. Next I use air filters in our furnace that help reduce allergens as well as air purifiers in our rooms. 

3. Lastly I use FLONASE® Allergy Relief. In the past, FLONASE® was only available with a script from your doctor. Now you can find it over the counter in pharmacies, groceries and club stores. One thing I really love about FLONASE® is that it’s non-drowsy! My life is busy and I don’t have time for unwanted sleepiness.

Consistency is key. The nasal spray provides relief from allergies but its most effective with regular, once-a-day use. Use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily the first week. Then you can use 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril as needed to treat symptoms for up to 6 months. After 6 months of daily use – ask your doctor if you can keep using. FLONASE® actually outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill*** and you don’t have to miss a beat while taking it. 

*** Total nasal symptom relief vs. 10 mg single ingredient loratadine

Simple Solutions for Conquering Spring AllergiesThe over-the-counter version is actually the same exact prescription strength that was once available by your doctor only. If you’ve suffered from allergies, then you know how miserable you can become due to stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. FLONASE® is actually the only OTC nasal spray indicated to relieve nasal congestion as well as itchy, watery eyes. 

Simple Solutions for Conquering Spring Allergies

Since FLONASE® Allergy Relief blocks six allergic substances, instead of just one**, I can actually have relief from my cat allergies and seasonal allergies all at the same time. Unfortunately, the tendency to develop nasal allergies is often hereditary (source), so my children suffer from them as well. Because of this my entire family has been taking FLONASE® Allergy Relief and Children’s FLONASE® Allergy Relief for a few weeks. It’s given us the freedom to be able to go outside even when everything is covered in green. This spring I’m not worried about suffering from my allergy symptoms and I can actually spend more time with the kids outdoors and cuddle Ace & Ebony a little more too. 

** 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.

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125 Comments

  1. Will G

    May 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I never used to suffer from allergies, but unfortunately I do now :\

  2. Mami2jcn

    May 31, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Yes I’m allergic to cats.

  3. Mami2jcn

    May 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/737750556597485569

  4. Julie Wood

    May 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I suffer from allergies and I take medicine for it. I am allergic to pollen, I like Flonase because it works so good.

  5. Julie Wood

    May 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/737752144950919168

  6. Allison Swain

    May 31, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Every spring I tend to suffer from allergies, especially since we have a high pollen count where I live.

    Thank you for the chance to win this 🙂

  7. Allison Swain

    May 31, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  8. Jessica To

    May 31, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    This is the first year I have suffered from allergies.

  9. Mary Cloud

    May 31, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I suffer from allergies but they’re not that bad

  10. Kelly D

    May 31, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Yes, I suffer from dust allergies and tree pollen allergies.

  11. Kelly D

    May 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  12. Judith V

    May 31, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    My biggest problem is cats.

  13. Jessie C.

    May 31, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Yes, I am allergic to pollen and take allergy medication to help.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  14. Jessie C.

    May 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/737830252487966721

  15. MommyWithTwins7

    May 31, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Its weird but ever since I have had kids my allergies are really bad to the point where my face feels inflamed and I have to lay down! I make sure to keep my flonase on standby when I start to feel my allergies come along.
    Thanks for your great post!
    Jessica

  16. MommyWithTwins7

    May 31, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  17. Elena

    June 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I am lucky not to get any allergies

  18. Elle

    June 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I have general spring/summer time allergies – itchy throat, sneezing, etc..

  19. Erika

    June 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t, thank goodness, but unfortunately, my daughter seems to have seasonal allergies.
    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Rachel

    June 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I have a slight allergy to cats unfortunately.

  21. Erica

    June 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    My son and I have allergies. I probably should ad a nasal spray to our regimen. No cats here, but there are 2 at his Dad’s house 🙂

  22. maria cantu

    June 1, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t have allergies.

  23. onyinye Elochukwu

    June 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    No, luckily I don’t suffer from allergies. But i have friends that do and it’s nothing to joke about.

  24. ANGEL JACKLYN

    June 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Ugh its horrible, sometimes I feel like Im allergic to everything

  25. ANGEL JACKLYN

    June 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

  26. CR Williams

    June 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Yes I do and it is so annoying right now!

  27. OFG

    June 3, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    No allergies for me, but my husband suffers terribly.

  28. Amy Tong

    June 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I do have a mild case of spring allergy. but not too bad at all. thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  29. Amy Tong

    June 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  30. Lisa Brown

    June 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I do not suffer from outdoor allergies but my husband does and I keep an anti-histamine on hand in case he needs it. jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  31. Lisa Brown

    June 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/739440035053731840
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  32. Diana Cole

    June 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    My daughter suffers from allergies

  33. Stefanie Gladden

    June 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I do not suffer from any allergies!

  34. Stefanie Gladden

    June 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  35. Madeline

    June 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    My allergies are mild (mostly some sneezing from pollen), but my daughter has more severe symptoms.

  36. Madeline

    June 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

  37. Ali

    June 5, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    My family has allergies during spring-summer months.

  38. Michelle s

    June 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I suffer badly in the fall and again in March/ April. Supposedly I don’t have any “real” allergies but Atlanta pollen is just the worse. I do use Flonase but I am bad about remembering to use it daily.

  39. Lori H Vann

    June 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I never had terrible allergies when we lived in Georgia. Moved to SC and I feel like my head is going to explode without my daily allergy meds.

  40. Susan Smith

    June 13, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I am lucky not to get any allergies

  41. Susan Smith

    June 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

  42. natasha Lamoreux

    June 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  43. natasha Lamoreux

    June 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I do not suffer from allergies but my daughter does. Flonase has been a life saver.

  44. Linda

    June 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Yes, tree pollen and it’s horrible

  45. Linda

    June 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  46. Tina M

    June 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I’m allergic to pollen

  47. linda

    June 20, 2016 at 1:50 am

    just mild allergies on my end

  48. linda

    June 20, 2016 at 1:51 am

  49. donna

    June 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    unfortunately we do but it’s just mild 🙂

  50. Rebecca Graham

    June 21, 2016 at 2:23 am

    At the beginning of springtime, I have a pollen allergy.

  51. marie

    June 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    everyone in my household has allergies

  52. michael

    June 24, 2016 at 12:26 am

    ughh, I definitely suffer from allergies. I love the summer time but the allergy pills help a lot

  53. Kerry

    June 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I’m allergic to Animals, pollen, mold, dust…a lot of stuff! We use an air purifier in the house.

  54. Kerry

    June 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  55. shelly peterson

    June 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thankfully I do not suffer from allergies but my son is allergic to cats.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  56. shelly peterson

    June 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/746833234009296896
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  57. Cheryl B

    June 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I have some pollen related issues, but my son really suffers in the Spring snd Summer.

  58. latanya

    June 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Thankfully, I do not

  59. Barbara M

    June 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Yes several of us have spring allergies.
    They can be nasty!
    thank you

  60. Barbara M

    June 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  61. Denise L

    June 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I have allergies, but they are not too bad. As long as I remember to take something for them, I’m usually ok.

  62. Denise L

    June 26, 2016 at 10:58 pm

  63. Thomas Murphy

    June 27, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I do not suffer from allergies.

  64. Thomas Murphy

    June 27, 2016 at 12:40 am

  65. Erica Best

    June 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I have summer allergies

  66. Jennai

    June 28, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Sometimes, I do. It’s usually a seasonal thing and quite mild.

  67. Stephanie Phelps

    June 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I do have allergies to pollen and mold and dust! It is bad!

  68. Stephanie Phelps

    June 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

  69. Elizabeth Pergande

    June 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

    We like to hang out at the park and at the beach! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  70. Elizabeth Pergande

    June 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

  71. Betty C

    June 29, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I do suffer from allergies. I haven’t tried Flonase because my symptoms are inconsistent. Some days I seem to sneeze all day long and other days there are no symptoms at all. But I just may try it because it’s very embarrassing to be on a business phone call and get a sneezing attack. My “mute” button can get quite a workout.

  72. Betty C

    June 29, 2016 at 12:25 am

  73. Tabathia B

    June 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Yes I suffer from seasonal allergies

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. Tabathia B

    June 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/748271195552944128

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  75. Tabathia B

    June 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  76. Bert Ruiz

    June 29, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I do not suffer from seasonal allergies #SweepstakesEntry

  77. Bert Ruiz

    June 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  78. Ellie Wright

    June 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t have allergies myself, but I’m the only one in my family that does not suffer with them.

  79. Ellie Wright

    June 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  80. Cheryl B.

    June 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I suffer from seasonal allergies, mainly in the Spring time.

  81. Tina W

    June 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I am allergic to many things, including cats. I have six. 🙂
    I would much rather take a pill or do a little nasal spritz everyday than give up the love of my furry little pals.

  82. Tina W

    June 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm

  83. Shawn Gallagher

    June 30, 2016 at 6:35 am

    It’s a daily ordeal for me

  84. Cynthia C

    June 30, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I don’t notice any allergies myself, but my son gets a lot of congestion in the spring and fall.

  85. Cynthia C

    June 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

  86. angie

    June 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Yes! I suffer from several but the one that is often the most annoying is my allergy to Bell Peppers. They are in SO much of the foods at the store and in restaurants and, for whatever reason, people disrespect this allergy as me just not liking Bell Peppers. It is so rude!

  87. angie

    June 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

  88. Debbie B

    June 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I just have seasonal allergies and Flonase is great! my daughter had terrible allergies as a child and prescribed Flonase before it was available without a prescription

  89. Debbie B

    June 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

  90. Whitney Bellows

    June 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I used to have allergies but I took shots when I was younger so they don’t bother me anymore!

  91. Whitney Bellows

    June 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  92. Kristen

    June 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I do not suffer from allergies, but a couple of my family members do.

  93. Kristen

    June 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  94. Jerry Marquardt

    June 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I suffer from allergies which include Ragweed mostly. I usually take a little Flonase to help curb the effects.

  95. Jerry Marquardt

    June 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  96. Sarah L

    June 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I’m always very thankful that I don’t have allergies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  97. Birdiebee

    June 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/748669751115673604

  98. Birdiebee

    June 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I suffer from allergies from pollen, dust, mold as well as from pet dander.

  99. Anastasia Falling

    June 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I do get allergies! Usually just Spring / Summer allergies, thankfully. I’m not totally sure what I’m allergic to, but the itchy eyes and runny nose are no fun! lol

  100. Anastasia Falling

    June 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  101. Kris O

    June 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I have terrible allergies to cats, dogs, and ragweed.

  102. Kris O

    June 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm

  103. Jade Brunet

    July 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    My son has allergies and we are looking for a way to help him so that he can better enjoy life. I have heard different things about nasal sprays and was wondering if they were really effective. Thank you for informing me that consistency is key. If it is used once every day, one should see results.

  104. LAMusing

    September 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Yes, I have mild allergies – just enough to make me stuffy!

  105. LAMusing

    September 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

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