I should have used my Nexa Powder Nasal Spray this morning!
As I am sitting here with a drippy nose, a handful of tissues and red eyes, I am again reminded just how much allergies can strike at the most inopportune times and ruin the moment!
From sports matches to work meetings, family gatherings to speaking engagements, our allergies hold no regard for our timetable or calendar!
A few weeks ago our family had planned a wonderful weekend away together. Family members were arriving from far flung places and we had our car packed and ready to roll when out of nowhere my nose started running and the sneezing began! What cruel timing. I spent the next hour and a half in the car trying to manage my allergic rhinitis and then the weekend with a box of tissues by my side! This was really inconvenient and totally hindered my ability to connect, chat and enjoy the time together. It was totally frustrating for me as we had been so looking forward to spending quality family time together.
Tracking back a little further and thinking about how allergies and specifically allergic rhinitis have impacted my family, I recall my son enthusiastically preparing for a soccer match against a rival club. He had laid out his kit, found his socks and boots and even went to bed early. In the morning, however, he woke with a streaming nose. It was such a disappointment that he was unable to play to the best of his ability. He lasted until half time and then asked to come off the field, as he mumbled in a frustrated tone, “Mom, what is wrong with my nose?”.
Sometimes allergies really make us feel like helpless victims. Have you ever been held hostage by a nose that will not settle?
My daughter has always enjoyed ballet and she takes ballet once a week. Towards the end of the year they do one ‘watching day’ when parents and special people can come along and enjoy seeing all the fun that these little ballerinas get up to. You guessed it – she was hit with an allergic attack two days before this special day! By the time the display morning came around my poor little one wore her pretty pink leotard, accessorized with a very red nose caused by blowing it non-stop for the previous few days. She was feeling so miserable that she didn’t want to go but after much persuasion we left the house and she participated half-heartedly in the performance. This was certainly not what we had hoped this special time together would be!
My husband and I have both always had jobs which require public speaking. I can confirm that speaking to a group of people when your nose is giving you an issue is almost impossible. This is honestly the thing I dislike most about allergies and colds. Imagine standing up in front of a room full of people and then your nose starts to trickle and tickle! The only option is to stop and blow it in front of everyone. Rather embarrassing as all eyes watch your every move! So for all those people with noses like ours and who have roles of speaking publically I really think that this product is going to be a life changer in preparing those talks, speeches and presentations!
Seeing my family suffer from this condition has made me so frustrated and over the years I have often wondered about how we can prevent these attacks. I have often searched for a ‘fail safe’ solution.
I recently became aware of the Nexa Powder Allergy Spray and decided to trial it as a family. This handy spray is non-drowsy, clinically proven and reduces the need for medications. Now that is ticking all my boxes!
Nexa is a powder spray that is clinically proven to provide assistance and relief to sufferers of mild to moderate allergic rhinitis. Nexa contains hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), a natural cellulose powder that reduces the need for rescue medication for symptoms caused by hay fever, pollen, dust mites and flu viruses. Nexa works preventatively to stop allergic reactions before these symptoms start. Yes please! I would dearly love to have more ‘control’ over our allergies that so often lead to us missing out on those important life moments as a family.
Perhaps you, like me are intrigued about how this ‘wonder-spray’ actually works. I read up a little further and found out that it is actually a powder and that once it is inserted into the nasal cavity it turns into a gel and then lines the passages causing a shield to prevent allergens and other nasty ‘bugs’ being absorbed through your nose. Isn’t that clever!
Another fact that I found interesting is that you can also use this spray once symptoms have begun – because to be honest not all of us are always ahead of the game! They state that after 30 minutes one can begin to feel a sense of relief. This is certainly something we will be adding into our medical travel kit. I can just imagine the difference this will make to our family weekends away!
The Nexa TravelShield™ also looks like a really great item to add to your packing list for those quick work trips where minimal time and maximum efficiency is essential! Don’t let your nose ruin your trip! Everyone know just how many nasty bugs fights can harbor! Don’t forget to pack your new bug-beating best friend!
Nexa AllerShield™ and Nexa AllerShield™ Junior formulas are non-addictive, can be used by children aged 18 months and up, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms- yes please! Nexa TravelShield™ and Nexa FluShield™ are similar formulations, but with added peppermint and garlic, and suitable for children 3 years and up, as well as pregnant & breastfeeding moms – what a great range! See the pack inserts for further information.
I was totally stumped during my third pregnancy. I suffered right through the high allergy season, September, and honestly it was debilitating. Taking medication is not encouraged during pregnancy and so, in many cases, moms suffer with their symptoms. I am certain this product will bring much relief to many expectant moms allowing them to enjoy their pregnancy journey rather than living through the frustration of being pregnant and unable to treat annoying allergy symptoms.
As part of our trial I decided to use it as directed with our family for a week, with encouraging results… not one of us had any sign of allergy nose! Honestly, if this is an indicator of what our lives could be like, then I am a fan already.
I really love that this spray allows us to take charge of our allergies as it is by and largely a preventative. Busy parents need all the help we can get and I so appreciated that this spray can help eliminate one of those unforeseen hurdles – allergic rhinitis – in this crazy, amazing journey.
I really hope that this product brings solutions into your family and that, like ours, you can enjoy far less sniffing, far less tissue wasting, far less irritated and sore noses! Now don’t mind me while I go grab my spray and get this silly nose sorted!
Nexa products are already available in more than 50 countries worldwide as Nasaleze™ and can be used in addition to medicines as part of a combination therapy strategy in the fight against airborne allergens. In South Africa, Nexa is available in four variants: Nexa AllerShield™, Nexa AllerShield Junior™, Nexa TravelShield™ and NexaFluShield™. So I am sure you will find the perfect match for your household!
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Reference: Nexa Shield, Manufactured by: Nasaleze Ltd; Unit 3; Woodside house; Ballafletcher Business Park, Douglas; Isle of Man, IM4 4QE, UK. Distributor: Abex Pharmaceutica (Pty) Ltd; Rubenstein Ridge Suite C, 617 Rubenstein Drive; Moreleta Park, 0181; South Africa. Marketed by: Pharma Dynamics (Pty) Ltd; P O Box 30958, Tokai, Cape Town, 7966. For further information, kindly refer to the instructions for use. CUSTOMER CARE LINE 0860 PHARMA (742 762)/ 021 707 7000; Fax. 021 701 5898. Email [email protected]. www.pharmadynamics.co.za 1. Emberlain JC and Lewis RA, A double blind, placebo-controlled trial of inert cellulose powder for the relief of symptoms of hay fever in adults. Current Medical Research and Opinion 2006;22(2):275-285.