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This year has been the first year that I have suffered with hay fever and I am now 30 years old and managed to avoid it till this year. There must be a strong or new pollen out there I had itchy eyes, a blocked nose and was sneezing constantly.
Beconase is a spray that is used up your nasal passage, which would help with my blocked nose, the doctor said that there were others on the market, but this was one of the best on the market to try.
It helps with all most of your hay fever symptoms, the sneezing, congestion, itchy and runny nose and is only recommended for use on adults over the age of 18 years of age.
The bottle that I purchased claims that it has 100 does in it, I did not count so could not say if this was correct or not, but for the small bottle a little amount of this product can go a long way.
It is great anti inflammatory as it is applied direct to the problem area. To use this affectively shake the bottle gently before you use it, then put two sprays up each nostril twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening is best. Tilt your head back slightly and as you press the pump breath in to inhale the anti inflammatory. Make sure that you do not use it any more than that and you should not use it for longer than a month unless advised by your doctor and if your symptoms have not improved after 7 days it is best to stop using it.
Unlike some hay fever remedies this is non drowsy so you can use this and carry on with your day as normal.
I was struggling to sleep with my hay fever so I tried a number of different products, my blocked nose was the worst symptom and this worked wonders after the second day of use. It did not work instantly as my nose was so blocked the anti inflammatory was not getting direct to the area but after the second day it worked wonders and was well worth every penny. I could breathe and manage to actually get to sleep without having to steam before bed and when I got up.
When applying I found that if your nose was blocked it was hard to inhale it effectively so if possible try and clear your nose as much as possible before use otherwise you could have the solution running back out of your nose. Before the first use I also pumped a few sprays into a tissue first to make sure that when I sprayed it up my nose I got the right amount, as on first use the pump may not have the right amount of solution in and work effectively.
I paid£5.65 from my local chemist, it was easier but I know they are more expensive, but I have since seen it on special in Tesco for £3.83 with a offer of save a 1/3 so I picked up another bottle while it was on offer, I will always keep a bottle on hand.
Overall a great product that worked really well on my symptoms and made my hay fever manageable and allowed me to get a good night's sleep again.
To a hayfever sufferer, in the midst of an attack, there is nothing worse. Streaming nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, non-stop sneezing and a general feeling of complete fatigue and malaise. A combination of these symptoms or even all the above and more are very unfortunate yet common symptoms of suffererers and, to make it worse, these symptoms can often trigger other health problems in suscepible individuals such as asthma and eczema.
I suffer mainly with my nose, throat and eyes. They start to bother me around mid-May, and my symptoms generally subside around mid-September, regardless of weather conditions. I have been a Hayfever victim since I was about 12 years old, and I have quite literally had my summers ruined. The time of year we are supposed to be basking in glorious weather, taking lovely countryside walks and sitting in beer gardens I, as undoubtedly have countless other Hayfever sufferers spent my time in dark glasses with a tissue stuck to my nose with vaseline!(Apparantley the Vaseline is meant to stop pollen entering your nose)
Needless to say I have had a go at every pill, tablet, spray and anti-histamine of every form on the market today and not one had given me any noticeable relief. It was suggested to me a couple of years ago that I try using Beconase nasay spray. I was reluctant to use a nasal spray initially because I was unsure it would treat all my symptoms other than just my nose. However, there was nothing to lose, and I had virtually resigned myself to the fact that I would have to live with this allergy.
After only a few weeks my symptoms had virtually disappeared. Oh the relief! Make sure to take the medication regularly, two sprays on a morning and 2 at night, and then reduce this to 1 spray when you start to feel some relief, just to keep the medication in your system. I must admit that a spray up your nose feels a bit strange to start with, like you want to blow it, but the results are well worth it. The icing on the cake was that I personally had no side effects whatsoever.
The price is fairly reasonable and knowing the effect it has I would be happy to pay more! I believe it is also available on prescription.
All in all I highly recommend this product (and I do to anyone who will listen!)
I have been using this nasal spray for years as I have always suffered on and off from hayfever.
Beconase can be bought both over the counter and on prescription. I usually have a PPC card so I buy mine on prescription.
You simply spray the spray into both nostrils morning and night, or as required. My dosage is two puffs into each nostril twice a day. The spray is easy to use and it's more effective than using tablets as the spray hits the nasal passages straight away. I find the spray easy to use and it works well. I use it as soon as I wake up so it protects me from dust and pollen all day long. It also helps with itchy eyes and pet allergies. I am allergic to fur and with this spray I can go near furry animals without worrying about my nose. This is useful as I happen to have my own furry animal! The spray is really long lasting and it helps me to get on with my day without worrying too much about having a hayfever/ allergy attack.
I find that one bottle of 200 metered doses lasts ages. I sometimes forget to take it but the previous dose protects me for around 48 hours so I don't worry too much if I happen to miss a dose of it. Beconase is around £4 per spray bottle but I would recommend it. It works and it doesn't have any nasty side effects. You can sometimes taste it in your mouth but this soon disappears.
A recommended hayfever medication. Great for allergies too.
I suffer from really awful hayfever from pollen in the summer, moulds in the autumn and I'm allergic Christmas trees in winter! Basically, as far as my nose is concerned, I'm stuffed! Well...at least I was till my doc suggested I tried Beconase. Initially I was prescribed it, but I since found that it is cheaper to buy over the counter rather than on prescription.
Anyway, back to the allergies....unlike a lot of people, I don't tend to sneeze much when I get an attack. My allergy is all congested, leaving my nose and sinuses blocked, which leads to bad headaches, plus a wheezy chest. Sneezing would relieve it, but I only really sneeze when the grass pollen is high. Tree pollen and moulds in the air makes me congested the most, and I cannot breathe if I go in a room with a real Christmas tree.
I tried all sorts of antihistamines, and they all worked up to a point, but most made me very drowsy, and since I need to drive a lot, that is no good to me. Also, they never really tackled the problem of congestion.
Thankfully Beconase clears the whole lot! It is a nasal spray which is very easy to use and gets to the nasal passages straight away, stopping the sneezing and easing the congestion. I find it works in minutes. It has an anti-inflammatory action which relieves symptoms such as: sneezing, blocked nose, itchy nose and runny nose. The only thing it has no effect on is itchy eyes, though I use eye-drops for that in conjunction with the nasal spray and they work very well together.
The spray contains 50 micrograms Beclometasone Dipropionate per Spray, and also contains: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Dextrose, Polysorbate 80, Purified Water, Preservatives: Benzalkonium Chloride, Phenylethylalcohol
All you do to use Beconase is give the bottle a shake beforehand, then insert the nozzle into the nostrils, giving each two sprays, whist sniffing the Beconase in. It is not completely unpleasant, but it may make you jump a bit the first time you use it, as it does linger on the back of your palate for a while. I wouldn't say that tastes nasty though. Use it night and morning for total relief. You should not use it more than that in 24 hours, and if you use it for more than a month you really should consult your doctor.
Do not store above 30°C. Do not store in a fridge. Keep container in the outer carton to protect from light.
As with all medicines you must keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Beconase is only for use by adults. Do not give to a child or adolesent under the age of 18.
The instructions on the outer box suggests that you consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breast feeding, and If your symptoms have not improved after using the spray for 7 days.
All I can say is that this stuff really works. I am able to get through high summer with minimum sneezing and as for Christmas, it feels like it saves my life, as whenever I am near a christmas tree I start to really wheeze and can't breathe, and Beconase stops this from happening.
The best thing about this treatment is the price. A 100ml bottle costs just £3.00 (in Tesco) and that will give you relief from allergies for a week or so, depending on how often you need to use it. There is no drowsiness either, so for me that is excellent.
I can breathe again thanks to my little bottle of Beconase.
Hayfever is one of them unfortunate illnesses that if you don't suffer from, you don't understand how much it affects the life of someone who has it, and if you do have it, it can make you miserable for a good part of the year when you should be out and enjoying yourself. You find yourself turning down invitations to go to barbecues or outdoor events, and when the kids want to play out, you are left an absolute wreck if you choose to join them. Not to mention how irritable you become because you are sore and constantly tired because you can't even sleep well.
I led the first 17 years of my life in ignorance. It was bliss. I could lie on a picnic blanket to revise, i could ride my bike for hours as a kid, and sit and make daisy chains, and be out the house from morning to night if i wanted to.
I then went on a biology field trip to Whitby where we spent many hours up close and personal with lots of plant species, and that was when my long term battle with hayfever started.
No one is really sure why hayfever is so much more prevalent these days. Some people suggest it is because we have 'cleaner' homes nowadays with all the germ blasting formulas we use. Others think it is because we now live in more urban environments, and the pollution from cars and industry traps the pollen in the atmosphere where we then breathe it in. Asthma attacks are also more common on smoggy days. I'm not sure which is true, or if it is both, but i have definitely noticed my symptoms alleviate when i am near the sea, or in the countryside.
As a biochemist, i studied the immune reaction in allergies when i was doing my degree. Basically, your body decides to start treating pollen like it is a bacteria that is entering your body, so it reacts in a similar way to try and get rid of it, by increasing your secretions in the eyes and nose. The only way to avoid the reaction is to try and avoid the pollen and immune system coming in to contact with each other. When your body comes into contact with pollen it releases proteins called histamines. If you take an antihistamine tablet, this gets to your cells first and stops the histamine by blocking it, so your body won't react. The only other solution is to try and avoid the pollen getting in.
I have always found my symptoms start round about the end of April and they go on until August. I would start with a scratchy throat and ears, and then the eyes would tingle, and before i knew where i was, my eyes would be bloodshot, my nose red, and i would be trapped in the house for months. I would get a little bit of relief from it when the sun dropped, but i would wake about 5ish every morning with a streaming nose.
I have tried many remedies. At first they worked quite well, but now the main brands like benadryl and zirtek do nothing for me. When i was pregnant, i switched to bee pollen tablets, and they seemed to work as well as over the counter antihistamines but i think this was because my body reacted slightly differently while i was pregnant. Last summer when i wasn't pregnant or breastfeeding i decided it was time to buy something stronger again.
On a low to mild pollen day i can cope by taking a shop brand tablet that contains the chemical cetrizine, and this works quite a way to helping me, but when it gets bad, i need to up the ante more, and that is where Beconase comes in.
It is a nasal spray. I knew that my nose was where most of my symptoms were coming from, as i have been coating my nostrils with vaseline to stop some of the pollen entering and irritating this delicate area. This spray contains 50micrograms (mg) of beclometasone dipropionate. This is an over the counter remedy but it is prescription strength medicine recommended for over 18s only.
This is administered by removing the plastic dust cap from the bottle, inserting the nozzle into your nostril, and applying 2 squirts into each nostril. I have found it tricky to get the method right as this is the only nasal spray i have ever had to use. I close the nostril not being medicated and make sure i squirt the medication in as i breathe in gently. If i breathe too deeply it goes into the back of my nose and i can taste it in my mouth. It is quite bitter and not pleasant. If it is not deep enough, the medication all runs back out.
Recommended dosage is 2 squirts in each nostril morning and night, and you should not take more than this. It is recommended to only self medicate for one month, and if you still find you are suffering the same after one week to consult your doctor.
I have found this spray to give me almost complete relief. I can still feel a bit of the scratchiness in my throat and eyes, but i am not having to walk around with a whole wad of tissue to deal with the constantly running nose. My nose is hardly running at all, and the sneezing has almost stopped.
The difference this makes to your life when you can say to the kids yes i can go to the park, yes we can have a picnic and eat in the garden, yes mummy can play. You will only understand if you have suffered what relief it is.
The only downside is my nose feels quite dry like i have been sat in a really hot central heated room. I have seen other reviews where people have had nose bleeds but this has not happened to me. If this did happen i would probably use a bit less eg. only one squirt in each nostril, or only in the morning.
I quite highly rate this medication at the moment. I think hayfever can be really personal, as there are so many types of pollen that may affect you, so you have to experiment with the treatments until you find one that helps you. You might also find that one treatment works well one year, but the next your immune reaction has changed and it no longer does anything for you.
I always make sure as well as medication, i wash my hair if my symptoms are really bad, use vaseline in the nostrils and wear sunglasses when out, and i wash my bed linen and then dry inside so i get some time during the day when there is less pollen to aggravate me.
I hope some of this review will help you if you are suffering, even if it is not the beconase that helps you. Hayfever is horrible, and we should all be able to enjoy summer without it.
Hayfever Season is upon us time to wakeup sneezing and go to bed with red eyes. I have suffered from hayfever all my life some summers it seems to worse than others and over the years I have tried many different products.
Beconase is a nasal spray product which is designed to help stop the symptoms of hayfever and other nasal related allergies. Beconase nasal spray contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate which is a steroid medicine. Beclometasone is used in beconase to reduce inflammation in the nasal passage which should lead to us feeling less bunged up.
Hayfever is an allergy to pollen which unfortunatley effects the nasal passage irritating the nose. Other allergies Beconase can be used for include pet allergies and dust mite allergies.
Beconase comes in a tube with a cone like spray on the top to use it you simply insert the cone into your nose press down and a fine mist of beconase is let into your nose the beclometasone then gets to work at stopping the chemicals which cause the sneezing and general miserable feeling that comes with hayfever.
Beconase unlike other hayfever tablets is not a product designed to work as soon as you start sneezing it needs time to build up (usually around 2-3days) which means you need to guess when the pollen count is going to get high or just start using as soon as the sun comes out lol. Once you have had your days of Beconase build up resistance you then need to use Beconase a couple of times a day evening and night to keep the barrier in place.
It is advisable as with any medicine that you consult your doctor first before using. My doctor did recommend Beconase to me and it can be purchased in the phamacy.
My experience of Beconase has not been brilliant. I find the spraying up the nose quite strange and to me I think it smell like I am inhaling liquid pollen from the trees and I am not keen on the way it seems to run down your throat leaving a nasty taste behind. Beconase also gives me nose bleeds when I use it so now a days I stick to tablets instead. Beconase like all medications is going to be great for some and not so good for others. For me it is not so good my body just does not like it.
I can only give Beconase 1 star as I don't think I can rate a medication that gives me nose bleeds any higher.
Yuck, it's hayfever season again and the familiar sneezing and scratchy throat made its first appearance for me this year recently. Whenever this happens I turn to my trusty bottle of Beconase Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray.
Beconase is a nasal spray that not only gives relief from hayfever but also from pet hair and dust allergies. This nasal spray is really easy to use and quite effective for me anyway. You basically just put the thin cone shaped top of the bottle into your nostril and then there is a ledge underneath that allows you to spray the liquid upwards once it is in your nose. The recommended dosage is two sprays into each nostril morning and evening and I find this is enough for me. I always leave a bit of a gap between each spray too, just a few seconds but enough for the liquid to take hold up there and then I go again. Sometimes this action does make me sneeze so if it does I tend to do the spray again as I feel like I have sprayed out all of the goodness. I don't really feel any dripping from my nose and I think this is because the liquid is so concentrated in a fine spray that it just dissolves as soon as it gets to the places it needs to reach. It has quite a sweet smell/taste to it as you can taste a bit in the back of your mouth when you spray this as your ears nose and throat are all connected.
What I like about this spray is that it's non-drowsy so I never feel tired or groggy throughout the day which is nice. Apparently, the substance has an anti-inflammatory action which quickly brings relief from all your symptoms. They do say that it may take two or three days for it to build up its maximum protective effect. I would probably say I have found this to be true. THe first day of spring/summer of that year that I need to start using it is never the best day ever as it is the start of my symptoms but after a while and with constant use I find I can make it through the season virtually unscathed!
Obviously I am not a doctor so I would recommend visiting a doctor for advice before you try any medicine treatment although this is available on shop shelves and you do not need a prescription or anything like that. It's not recommended for children under 18 and I think this is because it contains beclometasone dipropionate, 50 micrograms per spray. A bottle will last for 180 sprays so quite a long time especially if you don't take all the sprays per day. Like I said you can buy it in shops and I generally get mine in Boots for £4.28 per bottle.
This review is about the Beconase Nasal Spray. There are tablets available but I do not have much experience with these as I find the Spray works better (targets the nose which is where I get the worst symptoms).
Price (nasal spray from Boots): £4.28 for 100 sprays or £8.16 for 180 sprays
Includes: Beclometasone dipropionate (50 micrograms per spray)
Having suffered from hayfever badly for several years I have tried many other medicines in an attempt to control it. However, Beconase nasal spray is by far the best product I have found. It contains an anti-inflammatory action which brings relief from the symptoms most associated with hayfever (e.g. sneezing, blocked nose, runny nose and eyes).
Use: The long nozzle from the bottle should be inserted into each nostril, with two sprays put into each side in the morning and then in the evening. This is incredibly quick and easy to do and avoids having to remember to take tablets at odd hours of the day. The effect is at its best when it is used for 2 to 3 days as this allows a build-up to reach maximum protective effect. Beconase has minimised my symptoms (runny and itchy nose, runny eyes) drastically which had previously been overwhelming at times. The effect lasts all day, until my next use in the evening. Although I have never used this for any other allergies I assume it would have pretty much the same effect.
Information worth noting: The nasal spray is not recommended for use under 18 years of age. Dosage, like many other medical products available, is limited to eight sprays a day.
I suffer from Hayfever in the summer, and I also get sinus problems from time to time. My doctor prescribed me Beconase Nasal Spray.
This is basically just what it sounds like, a nasal spray for the treatment of hayfever and sinus irritations. At first I was not too sure about squirting something up my nose, but I was so desperate to be rid of the hayfever symptoms that anything was worth a go.
I actually found the spray to be really easy to use. You pop off the cap, and insert the nozzle into one nostril. Hold the other nostril closed and then press down on the nozzle base to release some spray into your nose. As you press down, take a sharp breath in through you nose and sniff the spray in as deep as you can. This will ensure it spreads to every where it needs to go. Then do the same in the other nostril. Wipe clean when you are done with it and place the cap back on. You can do one or two squirts per nostril, but it is only for use once a day unless different directions are given by your doctor.
I must admit at first this was a very strange sensation, but it is something I am now very used to doing. I can only describe it as something being squirted up your nose! The spray does have a scent to it. It is not an unpleasant scent, but oddly enough something I would liken to pollen! You may get an odd taste in the back of your throat for the first few uses, but I do not get this problem anymore.
Beconase works instantly, and as soon as I have used it, I feel my symptoms disappearing. Instantly my nose and eyes are clearer and it felt like a weight had been lifted off of my face. The relief lasted all day too, even during the summer months with the high pollen count. It is like a wonder product for me, as I had tried many other pills and sprays but nothing comes close to the feeling of relief I get with Beconase.
As I said before, my Beconase was prescribed by my doctor, but you do not need to have a prescription to get it. Pop into your local Boots, Superdrug or A Chemist and you can easily buy it over the counter. I believe it is around £6 a bottle, but I could be wrong on this price. Each bottle lasts a good while, but this will of course depend on how much you use it. I used mine every day in the summer, and it lasted me about 6 weeks. This would only work out at £1 a week (had I paid £6 for it) so I think this is brilliant value. If you only need to use it once in a while, then the value is even better.
I 100% recommend Beconase Nasal Spray to anyone who suffers with hayfever, allergies or sinus problems as it really is a wonderful amount of relief in a bottle.
Both me and partner use Beconase nasal spray for 2 different reasons. My partner suffers really bad with hayfever and i have used it when i have had a bad cold as i really suffer with not being able to sleep when i have a blocked up nose.
You can use it up 8 times a day, but children can't use it.
It comes in a minture bottle with plastic cap on the end to protect it, it is a handy size if you want to carry in your handbag or for men to carry in their pockets.
You simply put the end up your nose and pull down on the tabs either side and it sprays the solution up your nostrel. The first time you use it can be a bit of a shock and makes your eyes water! It does start to work pretty much straight away and you can feel your nose un blocking and you tend to start to taste the solution at the back of your throat!
I do find though if you are really suffering with a cold then your nose can block up again quite soon so it's a good job you can use it 8 times a day!
It's a handy item to have in your medicine cupboard!
I have had heyfever since I can remember, and nothing has helped it as well as Beconase nasal spray!
I started out on Beconase a couple years ago, after my heyfever randomly started getting worse and then was eventually unbearable during the summer months. I'm not happy about sticking things up my nose, and especially not nasal sprays - I tried one when I was about 12 and it gave me nosebleeds every time I used it - so I wasn't exactly thrilled to learn that I was being put on a nasal spray now. Oh well, anything to help that dreaded stuffed nose for 3 months of the year, or in my case, whenever it felt like having a fit...
As it was on prescription and I was 15, this cost nothing the first time; however, since my nose has been annoying me for the past 2 months I did have to go buy one because my prescribed ones went out of date. The first one I bought was just over £4 at Boots - I recently bought another for £3 at Wilkinsons, so shop around as they can be found cheap! A word of warning that I wasn't actually given at 15 years old; the box does actually state it's only suitable for 18 years and over - my heyfever was that bad that this, supposedly a very strong nasal spray that contains a lot of corticosteroids, was the only one I could have, but it does state clearly it's not to be used by anyone under 18. Unfortunately it doesn't state the high amount of corticosteroids, unless my Doctor was wrong!
It comes in a white cardboard box, with 'Beconase' clearly printed along it, with the odd 'white cloud against blue sky' outlined along the sides, and an image of a head slightly tilted as if to show someone taking a deep breath through an unblocked nose - this is certainly how I feel after using this! Inside the box is the actual spray; a simple bottle of liquid with a nozzle on top that can fit into your nose and deliver the specified dosage when pressed down using the two flat sides on either side of the nozzle. It's just like any other nasal spray, used in the same way, but hopefully the instructions or Doctor can be more explicit than typed words!
It's literally a case of following the instructions; shove the nozzle up your nose, as there is no other way to say it and it's not a nice experience so why sugar-coat it, and press it down to spray. I'm not going to lie, it's horrible, but it brings relief instantly so it's definitely worth it! Do this once or twice in each nostril (you can only take 4 sprays per nostril per day, so limit yourself) and give it about half an hour. If it doesn't work it may be you need to give it a couple days for it to get into your system, but 9 times out of 10 it will give instant relief and it's perfect for those nights you can't sleep because of a blocked nose!
I'd definitely recommend it, and I haven't been damaged by using it from the age of 15 so the age limit really is just a precaution - if your Doctor prescribes it then it's safe to take it!
Let battle commence!!
Once again I am spending my summer battling the evils of pollen. Unfortunately I moved further inland earlier this year and I think the atmosphere must be heavier since I have never suffered so badly with hay fever as I have this year. Therefore, my usual defences are null and void.
Hay fever1 - 0 Me.
I got hold of Beconase Nasal Spray in Boots, £5.99 for 500 actuations. A little expensive but as all hay fever sufferers while know, that is sometimes unavoidable. Previously tablets had been enough to combat my hay fever but unfortunately this year I have been so full of snot (sorry I know its unpleasant) it's unbelievable. That's why I went with a nasal spray.
The nasal spray comes in a regular cardboard box. The spray itself is a small white plastic container with a long nozil for sticking up your nose. Nice! There are two thin plastic tabs either side of the nozzle, press these to make it spray up your nose, easy peasy. The design of the spray is simple yet effective; it is also small enough to pop in your handbag for those days when you are particularly bad. The nozzle also has a handy clear cap over it to keep it clean. Just as well considering where you are about to stick it.
The spray is very easy to use and it's not uncomfortable popping the nozzle up the snout. Once you spray it you must breathe in (through the nose) sharply. Nine times out of ten you don't feel the product rushing through your nose and only know it has got there from the sound. This is great since I thought it would irritate. Sometimes you do know the product is there, I think perhaps this is when it is not high enough up. When this happens it isn't pleasant but it's not unbearable, more of an uncomfortable tickle. The one aspect of this application I don't like is the taste. Strange as it may seem but you can actually taste the product at the back of the throat, particularly after the second spray. It's not the worst taste ever but it's hardly nice and certainly chemically. It's bearable but I would rather it wasn't there.
immediately after taking the spray my nose feels a little irritated and I normally sneeze a few times. This is followed by needing to blow my nose a lot! It takes a few minutes to get over the initial effects and I'd say it takes about 20-30minutes to take effect fully. As of yet I have not had a day without the effects of hay fever but with the help of Beconase the effects are very little and certainly manageable. On a bad day I take the inhaler morning and evening but most of the time morning is enough.
Bye bye snot: Me 1 - 1 Hay fever. Ha!
Based on my experience with beconase I would not recommend it. As a fed-up sufferer of a 2 year old sinus infection , I have been on two courses of this medication , while it helps a little , it does not cure the problem.As soon as I stopped taking the spray my symptoms had returned once again.It takes approx 2 weeks for it to work and after using it for a few weeks it starts to go a thick liquid.The 'spring' on the bottle is poor and broke both times I was on this medication.Also when you spray it up your nose the 'bugs' from your nose get onto the nozzle and leak into the bottle , therefore the next time you use this spray you are squirting bugs back up your nose! I also find it addictive .I would not reccommend this product because of its awful side affects! I also think that this product was making my sinus infection worse.It only relieves the symptoms but does not do anything to the actual problem which is a shame! I have since turned to Acupuncture to help my sinusitis , and it has really helped a lot , whereas this product didn't help at all!
Thanks for reading!
Beconase nasal spray is an essential weapon in my arsenal against hayfever - the other being Boots Non-drowsy hayfever and allergy relief tablets (review on this site). This dual-action approach helps to keep my hayfever in check, and makes the Summer time easier on my nose (Beconase) and my eyes (Hayfever tablets). This review focuses upon the healing effects of Beconase upon my pollen sensitive beak, a product I have used for many years.
I always know when it is time to purchase Beconase. This year, it was a hot day in May and I was travelling into work via bus. It was packed, and I could feel my nose itching. I started to sneeze, one after the other. I rubbed my nose vigorously, before it started to run. Unfortunately for me, I did not have any tissues. I therefore tried to sniffle quietly but became increasingly concerned at the level of noise I was making. By the time I had sniffed my way to Trafalgar Square, many of my fellow passengers had turned to identify who was making all the noise. Ofcourse, I may have just been paranoid, but this was the predicament I found myself in.
So... that morning I bought my first of this year's supply of Beconase. The packaging is pleasing on the eye: the outline of a face against a blue, slightly cloudy Summer's sky. "Freedom from hayfever", it reads. Beconase reduces "swelling and irritation" in the nose, combating irritation caused by pollen. I can attest that it does exactly that!
Beconase comes in a nozzle-tipped container and is very simple to use. You spray it into your nose twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. There are some days, however, when I find one spray is sufficient - on days where the pollen is high, I always use two squirts. Prior to squirting, you must first blow your nose. You then poke the nozzle into one nostril, squeeze down on a little lever whilst sniffing at the same time. At first, this can feel quite unpleasant, and can leave a lingering aftertaste in one's mouth (perhaps because some of the spray drips down the back of one's nose into one's throat - ick!). However, the slight unpleasantness soon wears off with more use. After squirting into one nostril, you then do the same with the other. If I am experiencing hayfever symptoms at the time of use, I find that it takes perhaps 20 or so minutes for them to ease off. The effect is also longlasting.
Of the few times I have used this in public, I have often felt quite self-conscious. This might just be me, but there is something slightly embarrassing about sticking something up your nose and sniffing it whilst in the presence of other people. However, this is a small price to pay for hayfever control!
Cost-wise, Beconase can be bought from Boots for around £3.50, and during the summer months is often offered as part of a deal. It's very much worth it, if only to be able to enjoy hot days without worrying about sporting a drizzling, sneezy, and itchy red nose.
I'm a chronic hayfever sufferer - and Beconase really does help relieve the symptoms. I suffer from grass pollen primarily, but when I'm taking Beconase every day, the symptoms are greatly reduced - no blocked up or runny nose - even my eyes don't get irritated so much. It also works well to slightly ease congestion when I'm already bunged up and feeling congested. I find it best to use a couple of squirts in each nostril - I notice the difference when I haven't dosed up as much. The bottle is slightly annoying in that when you're getting low on spray, the nozzle doesn't squirt very well, so it's difficult to actually get spray into your nasal passages. It also means you waste a few sprays trying to get it to work before you actually put it up your nose. However, it is the most effective nasal spray I have tried, and my summer life would be miserable if I didn't use it!