Spring has sprung officially. With it comes allergy season for over 35 million Americans. Those with allergies experience symptoms after being exposed to pollen from blooming trees and plants. The immune system thinks the pollen is is an invader such as a virus or bacteria. It responds with symptoms of itchy watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. When pollen counts are high, those with allergies suffer greatly.
If you have similar symptoms at the same time every year, you may have seasonal allergies. There are tests to be sure. An allergist can perform a skin test. This test can show exactly what you are allergic to. If you are seeking symptom alleviation, there are many over the counter medications to try. These medicines include antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, nasal sprays, or a combination of these. Doctors can prescribe stronger medicines if necessary.
If you are seeking immediate relief, the doctors at AFC Urgent Care can help. We are a physician staffed walk in urgent care center. Our physicians can treat you and prescribe necessary medicines to help you feel better. Visit us today at 376 Arsenal St in Watertown or call 617-923-2273.