Flixonase aqueous nasal spray will effectively treat and prevent allergic rhinitis. Its active ingredient is a corticosteroid called fluticasone propionate, which has an anti-inflammatory action. It effectively treats both seasonal and year-round allergies.
Allergic rhinitis is caused by a hypersensitive immune system. When a harmless allergen enters the nasal passage, the immune system rejects it, believing the allergen to be a dangerous invader, such as a virus. To guard against this phantom infection, the body will start to produce excess mucus. This is what causes the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. These symptoms include; nasal itching, sneezing, watery nasal discharge, and a sore throat. Allergens most likely to trigger a bout of allergic rhinitis are; pollen, pet fur, dust mites, and mould spores. Why certain people develop this hypersensitivity is not completely understood. However, people seem to be more susceptible if there is a family history of the condition. This would suggest that genetics can play a role. Allergic rhinitis is a very common complaint. In The UK it affects 20% of people of all ages. Fortunately for most, the condition doesn’t pose any danger to your health. However, the symptoms can become quite debilitating, severely inconveniencing a sufferer’s day-to-day life. In rare cases, allergic rhinitis can lead to sinusitis or a middle-ear infection.
Allergic rhinitis is not curable. However, its symptoms can be effectively managed with the appropriate treatment. Using a corticosteroid, such as Fluticasone, will inhibit the immune system’s inflammatory response to allergens. This action prevents allergy symptoms from developing.
Unlike other allergy nasal sprays, Flixonase can also relieve eye-related allergy symptoms.
Flixonase nasal spray will take a few days to achieve its full effect. So, if possible, commence treatment a few days prior to coming into contact with allergens.
There are some non-medicinal methods to help combat hay fever symptoms. Some of these may include:
- Wear wrap-around sunglasses
- Keep windows closed when it is a day with high pollen count.
- Try to have a shower after a day almost straight away. This will remove any trapped pollen grains from your hair and or skin.
There is an extremely large range of OTC (over the counter) products you can purchase in any pharmacy, these vary from tablets to nasal sprays and also eye drops. You should try these before moving onto a prescription only medicine.