ATLANTA (February 18, 2015) – If you’re one of 50 million Americans with indoor or outdoor nasal allergies, you know an increase in pollen count or mold growth can wreak havoc on your day. Planning ahead can help you better control your allergy symptoms.
The Weather Channel® has launched a new Allergy Tracker on weather.com in partnership with Flonase® Allergy Relief. This most comprehensive tool provides weather and allergen information to help allergy sufferers know what to expect and plan ahead. Get the most recent levels and maps for pollen count and much more, along with the latest news and allergy-related stories.
Available at weather.com/allergy, the section includes an outdoor allergy tracker that shows levels and maps for mold, various types of pollen, and a breathing index. It also offers a Three-Day Outlook to forecast how overall conditions are expected to change from day to day. An indoor allergy meter also measures conditions that can trigger or increase allergens in the air, such as current temperature, thermostat temperature, outdoor humidity, and whether your air conditioner is on, resulting in conditions that are too wet or too dry.
“To help make the Allergy Tracker meaningful to each nasal allergy sufferer, several factors are separated out – pollen, mold, or breathing index levels – so they can target what’s important to them,” said Paul Walsh, meteorologist and vice president of weather analytics at The Weather Company. “While weather.com has had this information in the past, we’ve put it all together in an easy-to-find format that lets consumers plan their day based on how weather might affect their allergies.”
The new tool brings together the best weather information and the most relevant allergy-specific details to create an allergy tracker on weather.com that will truly help allergy sufferers manage symptoms. It combines proprietary weather data (forecasted and historical), as well as information from public and private agencies and medical experts to measure and rate conditions.
“Our partnership with The Weather Channel has enabled allergy and weather experts to come together to develop and launch the first-of-its-kind ‘Allergy Tracker,’” said Amardeep Kahlon, consumer marketing director, GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Flonase. “This comprehensive tool coupled with the availability of Flonase Allergy Relief over-the-counter, gives allergy sufferers resources to help them be greater than their nasal allergies.”
So take control of your daily planning with the Allergy Tracker on weather.com. Visit weather.com/allergy to know not only what’s coming in terms of your allergy symptoms, but also what you can do to help get along with your day.
The Weather Company: Where the World Gets its Weather
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About Flonase Allergy Relief
Flonase® Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray) is an approved over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for hay fever symptoms including nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and itchy, watery eyes
About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world’s largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette® and NicoDerm®CQ®, as well as many medicine cabinet staples --