This is what our family looks like.....year round. Hubby and I and all three teenagers have allergies. Not just a little sneeze here and there - I'm talking year round sneezing fits. (The neighbors down the street can hear us kind of sneezing.) And allergies always make our asthma worse.
Some people like allergy pills. Some people like allergy nose sprays. For those of you who like nose spray, Flonase is available without a prescription. (Earlier this year, Nasacort became available without a prescription.)
That can be nice, because you don't need a prescription - you can just buy a new bottle from the drug store or grocery store when you need it. It may save some money too, depending on your insurance. Some insurance companies have a high deductible for prescriptions (where you pay for all of the prescriptions until you meet your $500 deductible). Others only charge $5 for prescriptions.
Call your local drug store to see how much they are charging for Flonase. Hopefully you can save some money.
But I'm still a big believer in having regular check ups with my Asthma Doc. He is one smart guy. I schedule a checkup every year to see if I'm still taking all the right medicines for allergies and asthma.
But, until then, if you run our of your nose spray, it's nice to know that you don't have to call your doctor for a refill. You can just buy it over the counter now!