All About Allergies
What are allergies?
We need strong immune systems to fight off infections. But when our immune systems overreact to common foreign matter, allergies develop. Allergies can't be cured, but you can prevent and treat the symptoms due to hay fever or other upper repiratory reactions such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy noses.
When it comes to normally benign allergens, your immune system goes into overdrive. Once your body has manufactured antibodies to combat a foreign substance, the next time you encounter it, all the alarms go off. Your body attempts to neutralize the invading substance - but that can also create allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. These upper respiratory symptoms are often called hay fever or allergic rhinitis.
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Get the most out of your Nasonex 24HR Allergy.
How Nasonex Can Help
Now is the time for you to move on to an allergy medicine that does the job right.
Nasonex 24HR Allergy is a powerful, unscented nose spray that won't make you sleepy. Use once a day for 24HR relief of allergy symptoms, symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: nasal congestion; runny nose; sneezing; and itchy nose. Nasonex works all day, all night, all year.* There’s no point in waiting, when you can purchase original prescription strength Nasonex 24HR Allergy over the counter, at the store and online, without seeing a doctor.
How To Use Nasonex 24HR Allergy
Nasonex 24HR Allergy works best at relieving your allergy symptoms when you get a full dose. Here’s how to get started, in five easy steps.
Step 1 SHAKE
Shake spray bottle well. Remove cap.
Step 2 PRIME
Do this when:
• Starting a new bottle
• Bottle has not been used in one week
• Just cleaned nozzle
Otherwise go to step 3.
Aim away from face. Grasp spray bottle. Pump until fine mist appears. Pumped 10 times and still no mist? Spray nozzle may be clogged. See KEEP IT CLEAN.
NOTE: There is enough medicine in the bottle to allow for priming sprays plus the number of sprays labeled on the bottle.
Step 3 BLOW
Blow nose gently to clear nostrils.
Step 4 AIM
Close one nostril and put tip of spray nozzle in other nostril. Put just the tip into your nose. Aim slightly away from center of nose.
Step 5 BREATHE AND SPRAY
While sniffing gently, press down on spray nozzle once or twice (according to dosing instructions). You’ll feel a light mist in your nose. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in other nostril. Wipe spray nozzle with clean tissue and replace cap.
Dosing and Cleaning instructions
Nasonex 24HR Allergy works best when you use it daily. Here’s how to get started.
Children age 2-11: An adult should supervise use. Use one spray in each nostril once daily. Check with your child’s doctor if child needs to use NASONEX for longer than two months a year.
Users age 12 or older: Use two sprays in each nostril every day.
WARNING: Do not spray in your eyes. Only for use in your nose.
Other important information for use:
• Do not use more than directed.
• If you forget a dose, do not double the next dose.
• Do not spray into eyes or mouth.
• If you get the spray in your eyes, rinse well with water.
• If allergy symptoms do not improve after one week, stop using and talk to a doctor.
• Do not share this bottle with anyone else as this may spread germs.
• Discard 75 days after first use of the product.
KEEP IT CLEAN
A clean spray nozzle helps ensure a full dose. Clean it weekly, or if it’s clogged. Don’t try to unblock nozzle with pin or sharp object – that can damage it.
1. Remove spray nozzle by grasping at base and pulling up.
2. Rinse under running tap water, and dry at room temperature.
3. Aim away from your face and gently, but firmly, replace spray nozzle. If spray nozzle is clogged, soak in warm water. Then repeat steps 2 and 3.
Store between 20°–25°C (68°-77°F)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Gateway to Health Communication & Social Marketing Practice; Allergies,” website: http://medbox.iiab.me/modules/en-cdc/www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/Allergies.html accessed May 25, 2022