UNDERSTANDING

ALLERGIES

Be greater than your allergies

COMMON WAYS TO TREAT ALLERGIES

There are many popular methods of treatment. They work in different ways, but some are more effective than others.
 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY NASAL SPRAY

Works directly at the source to relieve your symptoms and won’t cause drowsiness. 

ANTIHISTAMINES

Block only one of the many inflammatory substances—histamine—that produce allergy symptoms.*

EYE DROPS

Helps treat itchy, watery eyes associated with allergies, but not the stuffy nose or sneezing.

NASAL DECONGESTANTS

Clears nasal passages but can, after 3 days of use, cause a “rebound effect,” which makes a stuffy nose worse. 

HOME REMEDIES

Some, like saline rinses, may provide decongestant relief for some people. 

ALLERGEN AVOIDANCE

This means to simply avoid—if possible—your allergy triggers. 

IMMUNOTHERAPY

Exposes the person with allergies to gradually increasing doses of the allergy trigger. 

IMMUNOTHERAPY INJECTIONS

Treatment carried out by specialists on patients whose symptoms do not respond otherwise. 

*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. 

MYTH

Antihistamines are the only good way to treat allergies.

 

FACT

Antihistamines only block one of the allergic substances, histamine, that cause your allergies.*

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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.