The most common form of allergy is hayfever, a seasonal disorder occurring during spring and summer caused by airborne pollens. Typical symptoms include sneezing, runny nose and itchy watery eyes. Other allergies are caused by eating certain foods, by contact with certain drugs or chemicals, or can be caused by house dust mites or animal fur. These reactions are caused by an allergic reaction between the allergen and certain cells in the body. This reaction triggers the release of a number of chemical substances that irritate the body. One of these chemicals is histamine.
There are a number of medicines available for treating allergies, the most common being antihistamines. Some antihistamines also counteract the effects of other irritating chemical substances as well as those of histamine. These are called anti-allergics.
Telnase is a corticosteroid spray used to treat allergy reactions.
Telnase contains a corticosteroid and is used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and perennial allergic rhinitis. Hayfever produces symptoms such as sneezing, itching and runny nose. Sometimes you can get these symptoms all year long and this is called perennial allergic rhinitis. It is often caused by dust mites or hair from a cat or dog. Telnase sprayed into your nose will relieve the sneezing, itching, runny nose you experience with hayfever or perennial allergic rhinitis.
Adults and Children above 12 Years:
To start 2 sprays into each nostril once daily. Reduce to 1 spray into each nostril once daily when symptoms are controlled. Do not exceed the maximum started dose.
Triamcinolone acetonide 55mcg/spray
Precautions & Contraindications:
Do not use Telnase if you:
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in Telnase
- have an infection of the nose
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a nasal or sinus infection
- Have recently had nasal ulcers, injury or surgery to your nose.
- Are taking any other medicine, especially other medicines that contain corticosteroids
- Have asthma or are taking asthma medication.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
While on Telnase, some people may experience side effects. Most of the time they are mild and only last for a short period, occasionally they may be serious. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
- increased runny nose
- increased sneezing
- irritation inside the nose
- increased blocked nose
- sore throat
Tell your doctor or Pharmacist if:
- you develop sings or symptoms of a nasal or sinus infection such as fever, pain or swelling, or discoloured nasal discharge
- you have eye pain or visual disturbances
- your nose bleeds
- you suffer any headaches
Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell.
- Avoid the things that you know you are allergic to. Keep a diary of where and when you get hayfever, especially with plants or flowers eg. Pine tree or grass pollen
- Keep your home and car windows closed during windy days or when the pollen season is high
- Avoid mowing lawns or walking in long grass. Wear sunglasses and face masks when necessary
- Reduce house dust mite by vacuuming often and shampooing the carpet regularly. Hot-wash your bedding material
- Wear a face mask when vacuuming
- Keep pets outdoors and vacuum their hair or fur off the floor or furniture
- Keep your house, car and workplace smoke-free
- Avoid dry dusting - instead use a damp cloth to wipe over surfaces
- Avoid sudden changes in temperature - wear warm clothes and maintain the temperature of your surrounding
- Use your preventer medicines regularly. Start them a few days before the start of the pollen season if you get seasonal