Do you suffer from seasonal or year round allergies? If you answered "Yes", Flonase might be the perfect solution you have been looking for.
Flonase is meant not only for the symptoms associated with indoor and outdoor allergies, but can also help with year-round allergies as well. Flonase is a nasal spray that helps reduce the inflammation that can cause allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchiness, congestion, and sneezing. Flonase is non-habit forming, and will not cause drowsiness or sleepiness like similar over the counter products can.
Flonase uses a corticosteroid as an anti-inflammatory which acts as the mechanism inhibiting common allergy symptoms. The corticosteroids in Flonase are similar to Cortisol, which is a substance already found in the body. This medication acts as a supplement to the body’s own natural defenses against common factors that lead to allergy symptoms.
Once the bottle is primed, Flonase is ready to be used. It’s recommended to close one nostril while spraying in the other, and breathe in as you spray the medication to your nose. Be sure to breathe out of your mouth to preserve Flonase inside the nasal cavity. Use a second spray if necessary, and then do the same to the other nostril. Avoid taking more doses then needed.
Each of these nasal sprays is made to treat bothersome allergy symptoms, with similar active ingredients. The effects of Flonase can be seen within as little as 12 hours of use, while Nasacort may take up to a few days, and Nasonex is meant to be used about 2 weeks prior to the allergy season before regular use for best results. However, Flonase is the only product that can be used by children as young as 4-years-old to treat their seasonal or year round allergy symptoms.
The side effects of Flonase are generally mild, and may include headache, nosebleeds, or sore throat. Other side effects may occur such as sinus irritation, nausea, vomiting, wheezing, and cough. Like any medication, notify your doctor if any side effects persist or worsen while using this product, especially if you develop any of the following: fever, nasal pain, severe sore throat, pain when swallowing or white patches on the back of the throat. These may be signs of an unlikely but serious fungal infection.
Flonase should definitely NOT be taken by anyone with an allergy to steroid inhalants, and is NOT intend to treat any form of asthma attack. The active ingredient in Flonase may cause an increased risk of infection as well, so be sure to avoid persons with chickenpox and measles, especially if you have not been previously vaccinated.