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CHILDREN’S FLONASE® ALLERGY RELIEF STORIES

Every child that deals with allergies has a story about their unique symptoms and challenges. Listen to real kids share real stories of how Children's FLONASE® made allergies a small part of their big world.

JUSTINE AND ELENA'S STORY

MICHELLE AND MARIAH'S STORY

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ELENA:

“It's not fun when you have things that you really want to do and you're limited by something like allergies. So when you have something that comes along that gives that back to you, it gives you back your life.”

My name is Elena.  I'm 10 years old and I'm in fifth grade.

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ELENA: I think that allergies are disgusting little things that live up my nose.

JUSTINE: My name is Justine and we are a family of four.  My husband and I have a contracting business.  We do custom renovations. We have a daughter, a 10-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.

ELENA: When I'm in school I distract the kids so much because --I have to ask to have the tissue box on my desk, it's ridiculous.

JUSTINE: She had a very big issue with being embarrassed at school. Coming home and saying mom, it's so embarrassing to have that tissue box there and kids making fun of me for blowing my nose

ELENA: When I was in second grade my parents were looking for a dog and then they went to the shelter and they found Cooper and then when we brought him home--when I got inside after an hour or two I could not breathe.

JUSTINE: We almost had to get rid of our dog because the allergies were just so bad.  You know, they always say a dog is a man's best friend but I think a dog is really a child's best friend.

It wasn't until we figured out that we had an option and when we started Elena on Flonase, within a short period of time things changed drastically for her. And we were eventually able to bring Cooper back inside so he could be part of the family again which was amazing for us. You can see her sitting down and petting him and laying down next to him which she would have never done prior to using Flonase. I've had allergies pretty much my whole life and over the last couple of years they've really developed. Prior to trying FLONASE® I really couldn't find anything that made me comfortable and this is the first time I've actually been able to go outside and enjoy the outdoors with my family.

ELENA: We went to a botanical garden this morning and after I started taking FLONASE®I was able to go out for an hour or more and even beyond that without sneezing. And that place is filled with every kind of plant you can imagine.

JUSTINE: Without the FLONASE®, the thought of even entering anything that had a lot of flowers, we wouldn’t have dreamt of it. It's not fun when you have things that you really want to do and you're limited by something like allergies. So when you have something that comes along that gives that back to you, it gives you back your life.

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MICHELLE:

“She is able to do things that kids her age do, and at five years old, she just wants to run around and have fun.”

My youngest daughter looks just like my husband.  She has got blue eyes and fairer skin, and, Mariah, we call her my mini me, not only visually, but she has my allergies, my personality, everything.  So it is kind of funny.  It is a running joke in my family that she is just my mini.

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Michelle: Hi. I am Michelle, and I have a husband and two small girls, three and five years old. When I started noticing Mariah's allergy symptoms I felt so sorry for her just because I have lived it, and I have been there, and that is the last thing I wanted her to have to deal with her whole life.

MICHELLE: Want to get ready to go to the zoo?

MARIAH: Yes

MICHELLE: Are you excited?

MARIAH: Yes

MARIAH: When I have allergies, I kind of sneeze.

MICHELLE: I feel like as a mom you want to be able to protect your kids and when they hurt or when they don't feel good, you want to be able to help them or take care of them, and allergies is something that is frustrating because they come on and there is nothing you can do, but I feel now I know that with Flonase she is just so much happier.  She is able to do things that kids her age do, and at five years old, she just wants to run around and have fun and she doesn't want to worry about allergies or worry about sneezing or be frustrated because her eyes are itchy.  She just wants to go be a kid.

MARIAH: Now that I take it, I can play and do everything I want to do that is fun.

MICHELLE: I am so glad that they offer Flonase over the counter because it is so much easier for a mom who has a million things going on to be able to just run to the drugstore and pick it up versus calling a doctor and getting a prescription and having to go pick it up.

MICHELLE: How’s your allergies today?

MARIAH: Good.

MICHELLE: So you think you’ll be okay for the zoo?

MARIAH: Yes.

MICHELLE: Are you excited for the zoo?

MARIAH: Absolutely!

FARM WORKER: So what we’re going to do, we’re going to go around and see the farm today, alright? We’ve got a whole bunch of different animals—we’ve got pigs over there and turkeys. We even have chickens and a cow over there that you can milk. Have you ever gotten milk out of a cow before? Alright, so we’re going to go check out the goats, okay?

MICHELLE: So today being at the petting zoo, it was great. It was so nice to be able to just enjoy ourselves and have a good time and have contact with animals and pet them and just to see the look on Mariah's face when she was able to hug a pony and just not have to worry about the distraction of allergy symptoms.

MARIAH: After you take the Flonase you feel really better.

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ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES

From living with allergies to knowing how to treat them, FLONASE® has the information you need to lead a life not limited by allergies.

ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES

From living with allergies to knowing how to treat them, FLONASE® has the information you need to lead a life not limited by allergies.