According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness among Americans. Are you one of the many Americans affected?
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Kingsbridge wants to offer you tips on how you can better conquer your allergies this year so you can regain your quality of life.
How Long Do Seasonal Allergies Last?
Cold symptoms and allergy symptoms can appear in very similar form. While a cold usually lasts around seven to 10 days, allergy symptoms can continue for much longer, especially if you are continually exposed to allergens.
Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if your allergy symptoms do not alleviate after a few days.
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Throat itchiness
- Difficulty breathing
What Month Is Allergy Season?
That is a trick question! While the common allergens change from month to month and season to season, we are always exposed to some type of allergen.
That’s because even when outdoor allergens die down, there are indoor allergens like mold that can still stir up our allergies. But you can take steps to limit allergic reactions.
Ways to Prevent Allergy Symptoms
- Avoid your allergens, when possible.
- Take allergy medications as prescribed.
- If you have been prescribed epinephrine, keep it on hand at all times.
- Remove your clothing and take a shower when coming indoors to remove allergens.
- Keep windows closed on days with a high allergen count.
Are your allergy symptoms getting the best of your days? Visit AFC Urgent Care Kingsbridge today for an evaluation.