Tips to help you through allergy season.

Take action against seasonal nasal allergy misery!

  • Avoid outdoor activity when pollen counts are highest.
  • Avoid grasses like Timothy, Johnson, Bermuda, Orchard, Sweet Vernal, and Kentucky Bluegrass—they are the greatest pollen offenders
  • Get a breath of fresh air. Clean air filters in your home frequently
  • When pollen is lurking keep your doors and windows tightly shut
  • Showers don't always mean flowers! After heavy rains, pollen counts are lower.
  • They love you not: Avoid daisies, sunflowers, jasmine, and smaller flowers with little color—they're pollen machines.
  • Wish that pollen right out of your hair after you have been outdoors especially if the pollen counts is high that day.
  • Better to find other ways to save energy! Drying your freshly washed clothing in a household dryer is the best way to rid them of pollen.
  • Pollen often takes a siesta in the afternoon. Why not enjoy a fiesta of outdoor fun then?
  • Tiptoe through the tulips—they're less likely to cause misery. So are begonias, azaleas, dahlias, gladiolas, crocuses, and roses
  • Wash pillowcases regularly with hot water to remove pollen—you'll have sweater dreams.
  • Give pollen the white glove treatment by cleaning bookshelves, vents, windowsills, and other areas where the little monsters can settle.

Take action against nasal allergy misery this season!

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If you're still not getting the relief you're looking for, note the symptoms that are making you miserable and discuss them with your doctor.

Patients 12 years and older may get relief in as little as 30 minutes. Relief of seasonal nasal allergy symptoms was experienced by patients over the course of a 2-week study.


  • DYMISTA can cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything that needs you to be alert until you know how DYMISTA affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take any other medicines that may cause you to feel sleepy while using DYMISTA. It can increase your chances of having serious side effects.

DYMISTA may cause serious side effects including:

  • Sleepiness or drowsiness
  • Nasal Problems. Symptoms of nasal problems may include: crusting in the nose, nosebleeds, runny nose, hole in the cartilage between your nose (nasal septal perforation). A whistling sound when you breathe may be a symptom of nasal septal perforation.
  • Slow wound healing. You should not use DYMISTA until your nose has healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have had surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured.
  • Thrush (Candida), a fungal infection in your nose and throat. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any redness or white colored patches in your nose or mouth.
  • Eye problems, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Some people may have eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams when using DYMISTA.
  • Immune system problems that may increase your risk of infections. DYMISTA may cause problems with the way your immune system protects your body against infection and increase your risk of infection. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chickenpox or measles while you use DYMISTA. Symptoms of infection may include: fever, aches or pains, chills, feeling tired.
  • Adrenal Insufficiency. Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include: tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure.
  • Slowed or delayed growth in children. A child’s growth should be checked regularly while using DYMISTA.

Call your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you have symptoms of any of the serious side effects listed above.

  • The most common side effects of DYMISTA include: changes in taste, nosebleeds, and headache.
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of DYMISTA. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. DYMISTA and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • ritonavir (Norvir) or medicines that contain ritonavir (commonly used to treat HIV infection or AIDS)
  • ketoconazole, fluconazole, or itraconazole (for fungal infections)
  • Before using DYMISTA tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if DYMISTA will harm your unborn baby.


DYMISTA is a prescription medicine used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in people 6 years of age and older, who need treatment with both azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate. DYMISTA may help to reduce your nasal symptoms including stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing.

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