UNDERSTANDING

ALLERGIES

Be greater than your allergies

WHAT CAUSES OUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS?

Allergens are allergy-causing particles that travel through the air. Below are the most common types of allergens. 

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ANIMAL ALLERGENS

Minute airborne particles produced by pets like dogs or cats are called “pet dander.” 

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INDOOR ALLERGENS

These include mold and particles from dust mites. These allergens are with us all year long.  

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TREE POLLEN

Occurs at certain times of the year and is especially prevalent in the fall.  

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OUTDOOR ALLERGENS

These are the seasonal allergies that include pollen from grass and weeds.  

Allergens enter our bodies through our nose. 

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They trigger a response from our immune system. 

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Inflammatory substances are released, causing your allergic symptoms. 

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FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes.

Most common OTC allergy pills act on histamine alone.*

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*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.

ALLERGIES ARE MUCH MORE THAN A NUISANCE 1-2

Studies show allergies also have an impact beyond symptoms alone.

ALLERGIES ARE MUCH MORE THAN A NUISANCE 1-2

Studies show allergies also have an impact beyond symptoms alone. 

  • 57% Sleep disturbances
  • 60% Feeling miserable
  • 67% Irritability
  • 85% Tiredness

1. Ratner PH, van Bavel. JH. Martin BG. Et al. A comparison of the efficacy of fluticasone propionate aqueous nasal spray and loratadine alone and in combination for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. J Fam Pract. 1998:47(2):118-125.

2. DeWester J, Phillpott EE, Westlund RE, Cook CK, Richard, CA. The efficacy of intranasal fluticasone propionate in the relief of ocular symptoms associated with seasonal rhinitis. Allergy Asthma PROC. 2003:24(%): 331-337.

ALLERGIES IMPACT YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

Nasal allergy symptoms can negatively affect our lives and many aspects of our personal and professional activities.

29% limit social activities

Limit social activities3

34% are unable to enjoy pets

Are unable to enjoy pets3

52% limit outdoor activities

Limit outdoor activities3

2x medical costs and doctor's visits

Medical costs and doctor's visits4

3.5 million work days lost

Workdays lost4

29% loss in work productivity

Loss in work productivity3

3. Brooks M. Allergic rhinitis a significant burden. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739928. Published March 30, 2011. Accessed March 17, 2014.

4. World Health Organization (WHO) White book on allergy. Milwaukee, WI:World Allergy Organization 2011.