An allergy is a reaction in
your immune system to any of a variety of harmless substances
called allergens. Nasal allergies are most commonly caused by
outdoor allergens, such as airborne pollens from trees, grasses,
or ragweed, or by indoor allergens, such as mold, animals and
dust. As an allergy sufferer, your body reads these common substances
as threats, and goes to work to rid your system of them –
causing symptoms from sneezing and runny/itchy nose to an allergic
stuffy nose, watery eyes and more.
It is estimate that over 50
million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of allergies.
Allergies affect young and old, from coast to coast – and
can start at anytime, even if you’ve never had symptoms
before. And, because allergies are different for everyone, the
treatment that works for one person, often does not for another.
Until now. NASALCROM® arrests allergies
where they start, reducing the release of histamine, the trigger
of allergy symptoms, and providing relief for all types of allergy
sufferers. And preventing the future onset of allergy-related
Some nasal allergy symptoms
may seem like cold symptoms. There are several clues that you’re
suffering from nasal allergy symptoms, instead of a cold. Colds
are caused by viral infections, and symptoms often include fever,
body aches, discolored nasal discharge or cough.* It is rare for
nasal allergies to produce these symptoms. If your mucous secretions
are clear and runny, you are sneezing frequently and are not experiencing
fever or muscle ache, you’re showing clear signs of an allergy,
not a cold. *If you have these symptoms, please call
your doctor before beginning use of NASALCROM®.
Seasonal allergies, also dubbed
“outdoor” allergies, occur the same time each year,
and are caused by plant pollens, spores, or molds. The severity
of symptoms can be linked to a number of factors, including the
pollination seasons of different plants, the weather, and the
overlapping presence of multiple allergens. Some allergies occur
year round, and are referred to as “indoor” allergies
because they may be connected to microscopic particles in common
household matter, such as dust, pet dander, or indoor molds. NASALCROM®
can help you with the nasal symptoms of either or both types of
Because our nasal passages
work to filter the air we breathe before it enters our lungs,
many allergic reactions start in our noses. "Allergic rhinitis"
is the most common type of allergy – and is a medical term
derived from the ancient Greek word "rhinos" for nose
and "itis," meaning inflammation. Nasal allergy symptoms
include runny/itchy nose, sneezing and stuffy nose, with every
individual experiencing varying degrees of symptoms, depending
on how strongly their immune system reacts to a specific allergen.
Knowing what triggers your
allergies is often the first step in prevention. But many allergens
are simply unavoidable. Here are some simple tips that can help
minimize your exposure – and calm your reaction.
Many people are allergic to the dust mites that live in
carpeting and bedding. Putting mattresses and pillows in airtight
covers and, if practical, getting rid of all carpets can be
an effective deterrent.
As simple as it sounds, cleaning the air can help considerably.
Use an air purifier with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate
Air) filter for best results.
People with nasal allergies to animals should remember that
it’s the animal’s dander (skin flakes) that causes
allergies, not the hair length. The best defense is to limit
contact with these animals.
Keep moisture to a minimum indoors to help inhibit the growth
of molds which can trigger allergies. A dehumidifier can help
– as can simple steps like exhausting out cooking and
People who are allergic to pollen and mold should keep pollen
and mold spores out by keeping windows closed and should use
an air conditioner as much as possible.
In high allergy season, when pollens are prevalent, it helps
to take pro-active measures to remove pollens from your skin
as well as your clothes. Washing your hands often and showering
when you come in from outdoors can be a great start.
Use your doctor or healthcare professional as a resource
for additional advice on how to allergy-proof your home.