UNDERSTANDING

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.
 

Nasal Spray

FLIXONASE® NASAL SPRAY

Work directly at the source to relieve your symptoms, targeting 6 key allergic substances.1,2

Antihistamines

ANTIHISTAMINE TABLETS

Target only one of the many allergic substances—histamine—that produce allergy symptoms.3

Eye Drops

EYE DROPS

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

Nasal decongestants

NASAL DECONGESTANTS

Clears nasal passages but can only be used for 3 days.

Home remedies

HOME REMEDIES

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

Allergen avoidance

ALLERGEN AVOIDANCE

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

MYTH

Antihistamine tablets are the most effective way to treat allergies.

FACT

Intranasal corticosteroids are documented to be more effective than antihistamine tablets at treating the symptoms of hayfever.3-5

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Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate 50mcg per spray. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and allergic rhinitis including hayfever. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

 

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1. Bachert C & Geveart P. Allergy 1999;54(Suppl 57):116–23. 2. Wiseman LR & Benfield P. Drugs 1997;53:885–907. 3. Australian Medicines Handbook 2016, AMH Pty Ltd; Adelaide. 4. Bousquet J et al. Allergy 2008;63(Suppl 86):8-160. 5. Wallace DV et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;122:S1-84.