It’s that time of year again! The spring blooms are all around us and the colors of the season are emerging once more. Chances are, that’s not the only thing emerging if you suffer from seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergy symptoms tend to appear in the early spring as tree, grass and weed pollen are more prevalent in the air. If you aren’t feeling your best and are looking for some relief, come see us at AFC Urgent Care Farragut!
We explain how we can help treat seasonal allergy symptoms below, so check it out.
What Are Seasonal Allergies?
Symptoms of seasonal allergies occur when your body initiates an immune response to something that isn’t a pathogen, like a virus or bacteria. While things like pollen aren’t inherently harmful to people, certain people’s immune systems can recognize the substance as a dangerous intruder.
If you come into contact with your specific allergen trigger, your body starts to produce a hormone called “histamine” that helps eliminate the intruder from your body. While histamine is helpful in getting rid of whatever is bothering you, it can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms as your body works to rid itself of the allergen.
Signs of Seasonal Allergies
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery or red eyes
How Can AFC Help Me Feel Better?
Unfortunately, there is not a cure for seasonal allergies. While some people may outgrow them or experience diminished symptoms as they age, they are usually best managed by understanding your triggers and avoiding the outdoors on high-pollen count days. Our team can also help you make the best choice when deciding on OTC allergy medication!
There are many different kinds on the market, and we can help you find the best one for your symptoms. We can also perform an evaluation to make sure the symptoms you are experiencing are not being caused by a more serious condition. While seasonal allergies are not harmful, certain allergic reactions can be severe and even life threatening. These types of situations are always medical emergencies.
Signs of a Serious Allergic Reaction
- Rash or hives
- Swelling of tongue, lips or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Dizziness or fainting
Seasonal allergies can be frustrating! Let us help you feel better at AFC Urgent Care Farragut.