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Be greater than your allergies

Be greater than your allergies

5 WAYS TO BE PREPARED FOR SPRING ALLERGIES.

Chirping birds. Budding flowers. The beginning of warmer weather and longer days. These are all signs that nature is springing back to life, welcoming the new season.

But with spring comes spring allergies. That’s why taking a few steps to prepare before the season is in full bloom can help you enjoy the best of what spring has to offer—while leaving the sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes behind.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

So, when exactly do spring allergies start? Depending on where you live, spring allergy season can start as early as February and last well into the summer months.1

RECOGNIZE TRIGGERS

During late winter and early spring, dormant trees come back to life and start releasing pollen into the air—making tree pollen the top trigger. Certain types of trees produce high amounts of allergy-triggering pollen. These include oak, ash, birch, elm, hickory, sycamore, and walnut.2 While you don’t need to go on a major landscaping effort to steer clear of these trees, you’ll at least know what might be triggering your allergy symptoms.

DRESS TO SUPPRESS

Wearing a hat and sunglasses when you head outside will limit the amount of pollen that blows into your eyes.3 They’ll help protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, too.

PLAN AHEAD

Pollen counts are typically at their highest in the evening, and on warm and windy days.4 So, if pollen counts are especially bad on a certain day, consider getting an early start on outdoor activities, when conditions are better.

You can also keep an eye on local pollen counts with The Weather Channel Allergy Tracker, brought to you in partnership with FLONASE. You’ll get a detailed, 3-day forecast on key allergy triggers in your area, so you can be prepared for when your allergies kick in.

TREAT EARLY

Stop spring allergies from raining on your fun by treating them early with something you can always count on. Once-daily FLONASE nasal sprays deliver 24-hour relief from your most bothersome allergy symptoms, including nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes,* sneezing, and runny nose. So you can say hello to spring and goodbye to your most bothersome allergy symptoms all season long.

*FLONASE SENSIMIST is indicated to relieve itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older. See product pages for full information.

Sources:

  1. Seasonal Allergies. (2014, December 30). Accessed December 20, 2017, from 
    http://acaai.org/allergies/types/seasonal
  2. Healthline. (2016, February 11). Pollen Library: Plants That Cause Allergies. Accessed December 20, 2017, from
    http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/pollen-library#3
  3. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (2015, October). Pollen Allergy. Accessed December 20, 2017, from
    http://www.aafa.org/page/pollen-allergy.aspx
  4. Seasonal Allergies. (2014, December 30). Accessed December 20, 2017, from
    http://acaai.org/allergies/types/seasonal