Fall Allergies 101

Whether it’s for your first grader, teen, college-student or parent, when you’re shopping for supplies, take a moment to add one more item to your list – Chloraseptic® sore throat lozenges and sprays. For the more than 40 million Americans* who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis—the symptoms that occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to—the time of year is here.  Ragweed season runs from mid-August through October.  Allergies can wreak havoc with symptoms including sore throat pain, cough, nasal congestion, runny noses and itchy eyes to name a few.

At the same time, fall allergies coincide with back to school. Cold, cough and germs piggyback their way right into the classroom – and your living room, all which could cause sore throat pain.

Four common causes of fall allergies which cause sore throat pain are:

  • Hay Fever-
  • Food- About a third of those with fall allergies will have reaction to foods
  • Dust Mites-
  • Confined Spaces

This year, Chloraseptic®, the # 1 pharmacist-recommended brand for sore throats, has launched a family-friendly improved line of sore throat lozenges and sprays.  Now, when sore throat sufferers take a lozenge to stop that itchy feeling a soothing surprise occurs every time. Chloraseptic® Lozenges now have a soothing liquid center. With flavors like Cherry, Citrus, Honey Lemon and Green Tea (made with real honey), your family can choose their favorite flavor and enjoy them too.

“Allergies can easily ruin an otherwise great start to fall,” says Jocelyn Yuan, Senior Manager for the brand.  “Chloraseptic® Lozenges are great to put in your backpack or briefcase for relief on contact.  Parents, teachers and students will appreciate that, the great new flavors, and the benefit of liquid centers this season.”

For quick relief, pharmacists recommend these four tips:

  • In the event of a cough or sore throat, use lozenges such as Chloraseptic® Lozenges to numb the sore throat pain and target coughs
  • Wash your hands to rid of any germs or pollen
  • Use a humidifier
  • For nasal irritation, try an antihistamine

Chloraseptic® Sore Throat Lozenges are the only medicated sore throat remedy on the market that have a soothing dual-sensory solid shell with liquid medicine in the center.  The burst of liquid inside each and every lozenge soothes your throat, adding a double punch of relief to the lozenge that is already targeting your sore throat and irritated nasal passages.

The Chloraseptic® Lozenge Line is available in 15 and 18 count packs with a suggested retail price of $3.99. The family of sore throat relief products also includes Chloraseptic® Relief Strips® for kids, which are fast-acting, great tasting grape oral strips that relieve sore throat pain on contact.  Flavors of Chloraseptic® Sore Throat Lozenges also include Wild Cherry, available in sugar free and regular, which also suppress cough for up to four hours, and maximum strength® Wild Berries, the strongest non-prescription flavor available.

I think that these would be a great product to have on hand when you feel a cold or sore throat coming on.  You’d be ready in advance and could start using them before that cold becomes full blown and you can hardly swallow.  This way you would get that relief right from the beginning.

A friend of mine was coughing the other day when we were together, and I gave her one of the Chloraseptic Lozenges to suck on.  She said it really helped keeping the cough at bay.

I tried one too, just because, since I don’t have a need for it right now, not having a cold.  I like the menthol type feeling you get from it, especially once the liquid is released.

New Bottle Design

Chloraseptic® is launching a newly-designed spray bottle. Inside, it’s the same sore throat spray you know and trust. Outside, the bottle has been re-shaped to better fit into your medicine cabinet. And, it’s easier to use one-handed.

The sprays come in great flavors such as Cherry, Menthol and Soothing Citrus in 6.0 oz bottle.  The line also includes a grape-flavored kids strength formula as well as a smaller Maximum Strength spray that comes in a 1.0 oz portable bottle all at a suggested retail price of $6.25. A pocket pump version of the #1 Chloraseptic® Cherry Spray is also available in a 0.67 oz package that is easy to carry anywhere for sore throat relief at a suggested retail price of $2.75.

One spray and the sore area will become a little numb with the oral analgesic that’s in the spray.  I think the Kids Formula could be a bit difficult for younger kids, even those at 8 or 9 years, as you’re not supposed to swallow the spray.  Just keep it in about 15 seconds and then spit it out.

We found it hard to target the throat, and when we held it in and spit, we mostly just numbed our tongues up rather than our throats!  None of us had sore throats when trying it, so I’m interested in seeing whether it works on our throats, (and not just our tongues!) if we have need for it.

For more information on Chloraseptic® Sore Throat Lozenges and the full line of sore throat relief products, log onto www.chloraseptic.com

Disclaimer: Chloraseptic provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.

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