HOW TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH NASAL SPRAYS (YOUR NOSE WILL THANK YOU!)
When it comes to using a nasal spray, doctors say getting comfortable is essential in order to treat your allergies regularly—and effectively.1,2 One study shows that people who use their spray regularly and correctly are better off during pollen season.3 Research also shows that when you practice consistently, in time a new behavior can become a routine part of your life.4
Try the tips below to help make using a nasal spray more comfortable. And take a minute to learn how FLONASE Allergy Relief can provide relief from nasal congestion, plus sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Practice these steps and keep it up for a while, and soon you and your nose will be on the way to an easier allergy season.
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2. Anolik, R, Fluticasone furoate nasal spray: Profile of an enhanced-affinity corticosteroid in treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Journal of Asthma and Allergy [Serial online]. 2010;3: 87–99. Available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047912/. Accessed October 16, 2018.
3. Gani, F., Pozzi, E., Crivellaro, M. A., Senna, G., Landi, M., Lombardi, C., Canonica, G. W. and Passalacqua, G. (2001), The role of patient training in the management of seasonal rhinitis and asthma: clinical implications. Allergy [Serial online]. 2001; 56: 65–68. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1398-9995.2001.00794.x/full. Accessed October 16, 2018.
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