GSK Consumer Healthcare and FLONASE® Allergy Relief, today announced year two of its partnership with Houston Astros champion baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, to help fellow allergy sufferers have the greatest season ever, despite their allergies.
Justin Verlander is one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year, making the start of baseball season particularly challenging as it also marks the start of allergy season. The baseball field is full of common allergy triggers like grass pollen that can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as congestion and watery eyes, which can impact his performance in the game.
That’s why when Justin starts training for the baseball season, he also starts training for the allergy season with FLONASE, so that he can focus on the game without allergy symptoms getting in his way.
“I’ve suffered from allergies for as long as I can remember and having a career that requires me to be outside all the time can really exacerbate my symptoms. I’ve tried treating my allergies with pills in the past, but when I began incorporating FLONASE into my daily routine, I experienced more complete relief*,” said Verlander.
As part of his continued partnership with FLONASE, Verlander, along with his dad, starred in an online documentary-style video about his new journey into parenthood, reflecting on the lessons his father instilled in him at a young age that he hopes to pass down to his daughter, and how finding relief from allergies is helping him to achieve that goal.
“Growing up, my dad always reminded me to make the most of each moment and now that I’m a father, that sentiment really sticks with me,” said Justin. “Whether I am playing baseball or spending time outside with my family, FLONASE helps me enjoy each moment, without having to worry about my allergies holding me back.”
FLONASE works directly in the nose to provide 24-hour, non-drowsy allergy relief from sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny noses – and nasal congestion, which most allergy pills don’t relieve.